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Cohen born is an author and a proponent of conversion therapy. Cohen, who was gay in his youth, underwent years of psychotherapy in an attempt to heal childhood issues which he felt had led to his homosexuality. He says that his therapy and personal growth helped him to understand his same-sex attractions, and to eventually transition to heterosexuality.

Cohen lives in Washington, D.

Cohen has described a troubled childhood that he regards as the cause of his homosexuality later in life. He belongs to a Jewish family which attended a Reform Judaism synagogue.

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He became a bar mitzvah and was confirmed in that synagogue. Cohen says that, during the first three years of his marriage, he underwent psychotherapy but was unable to find the help he needed, and therefore he found some healing with a boyfriend in New York City.

Cohen received a bachelor of arts degree from Boston University and a master's degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University. Cohen founded the International Healing Foundation ina nonprofit and tax-exempt organization that promotes conversion therapy.

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He is not licensed as a therapist. In order to get around the licensing requirement, he asks for donations to his foundation instead of requiring payment. InCohen was permanently expelled from the American Counseling Association ACAafter it accused him of six violations of its ethics code, which bars members from actions which "seek to meet their personal needs at the expense of clients, those that exploit the trust and dependency of clients, and for soliciting Richard cohen homosexuality statistics or promoting products in a deceptive manner.

Cohen stated that the expulsion was for his efforts in the ex-gay movementspecifically for the book Coming Out Straightand for one complaint. He did not appeal, and called the ACA "a biased organization" [8] and "a totally gay-affirming club".

The ACA is the world's largest professional organization representing the counseling profession. After his expulsion, Cohen did not seek licensure as he was transitioning into Richard cohen homosexuality statistics teaching.

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According to the American Psychological Association APA and numerous other professional health organizations, [10] [11] there is no conclusive evidence that sexual orientation can be changed through counseling Richard cohen homosexuality statistics other means. According to a statement by the APA, they are "concerned about ongoing efforts to mischaracterize homosexuality and promote the notion that sexual orientation can be changed, and about the resurgence of sexual orientation change efforts.

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