Intense inner conflict and strained relationships often occur for sexually and/or gender diverse Mormons who are trying to reconcile their sexuality and/or gender identity with their faith. Policies and practices for understanding their concerns have been deeply polarized for decades. The Reconciliation and Growth Project (RGP), a group of 11 mental-health professionals and academics from across the political spectrum, has developed a set of ethical guidelines for helping therapists, faith-based LGBT people, their families, and communities. The presenters will discuss these guidelines and model elements of our Peacemaking Protocol. The project can be found at reconciliationandgrowth.org.
David C. Pruden