Dr. Vennum is a psychiatrist with a medical doctor degree from the University of Florida and a masters degree in professional mental health counseling from Liberty University. He is President Elect of NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
Dr. Nicolosi (JN): In our continuing investigation of the clinical material, some recent work on the Narcissistic Family has added a deeper dimension to our understanding of the prehomosexual boy's experience. And so during the last three years, we've developed a new dimension of Reparative Therapy.
An advocate for gay men and women who are serious about striving to overcome their same-sex orientation and achieving sexual fulfillment heterosexually, Nicolosi--like a voice in the wilderness--audaciously defies conventional psychologists who cling to the belief that changing from homosexuality to heterosexuality is neither possible nor advisable.
The book, in actuality, is about how parents can react to a male child or teenager who rejects his own gender and adopts a highly feminized style of activity and interest. To a lesser degree, the book also deals with how parents can and should deal with a female child or teenager who displays intense masculine patterns of interest.