Why I Was "Spiritually Adopted" by a Christian Male Therapist.
All I can say is, "This is amazing." I have just finished writing a book entitled "Why I Slept With My Male Therapist, How One Gay Man Tried to Go
I was spell-checking and wasn't confident of the word "reparent" which brought me to your website.
My story is that of being "spiritually adopted" by a Christian male therapist whose purpose was to strong>reparent me so that I might become heterosexual.
The ending of the story is that I did not become heterosexual and he lost his license over the vagrant trampling of traditional therapeutic boundaries.
I would really like to talk to someone about how I might publish my story in a way that can inform counseling programs across the country in maintaining proper protocol and boundaries.
I have considered asking this man to co-author a book with me in which on one side of the book he tells his story of how we met, how he took me on as a client, how he chose to spiritually adopt" me and ultimately how his own sexual and emotional issues clouded his judgment so he eventually was forced to relinquish his license.
I have no desire to embarrass or harm him in any way.
But, I don't think such a book has ever been written and I think it would be a tremendous wake-up call to all MFT and MS Social Work programs across the country.
Throughout, I use my own name and intend to publish using my real name. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?