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Equipping, Empowering, Promoting, Advocating:

Therapeutic Choice and Pastoral Care – Internationally
…within the Judeo-Christian context

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Sexual fluidity has been identified in several nations through data collected by formal population surveys, many of which attest to sexually discordant heterosexuals. These surveys include the UK’s Natsal surveys, the USA’s National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health and National Survey of Family Growth, and New Zealand’s Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. The surveys are academically rigorous and some are nationally representative. The UK’s own Natsal-3 particularly demonstrates that heterosexuals reporting experiences with both sexes outnumber the LGB (Geary et al 2018, Calatrava et al 2023). Sexually fluid and sexual identity–behaviour discordant people have no collective identity and no collective voice and are component to other sexual identity groups. This demographic should be enabled and supported, not pathologised or inhibited  by refusing to recognise them and criminalising those who help them. The law should not prejudice this hidden sexual minority. Turning the Tide indicates our interest in exploring together the growing recognition that banning therapeutic choice is both unhelpful and damaging.

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The IFTCC exists to support providers who help those experiencing unwanted relational and sexual behaviours, attractions and patterns, or are confused with their gender or wish to de-transition. We are developing a worldwide network of highly-skilled practitioners, counsellors, therapists and allied professionals who offer research-based, scientifically grounded practise, and we are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. We offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain our Professional Register.

The IFTCC seeks to promote a caring, non-judgemental training environment where people supporting those who choose to move away from their unwanted feelings, behaviours, attractions and gender incongruence can find the support they’re seeking. We are also concerned to offer collegial support to those who support these clients through and a range of Memberships.

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We acknowledge first, IFTCC Senior Fellows who by merit and standing hold the highest level of IFTCC recognition.

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By invitation, IFTCC Fellows are senior members of the register, achieved through qualification and experience – distinguished from Senior Fellows by longevity expected of Senior Fellows.

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IFTCC Members hold professional recognition in their field, and are typically seeking to develop expertise in the field. They seek to benefit from the collegiality found within the IFTCC and from training opportunities provided by the organisation.

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Are typically in training, and request benefit from ongoing supervision and are trainee therapists or counsellors. Usually they are not licensed or part of a mental health body except as forming part of a trainee register of such professional bodies.

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Those members in this category do not hold recognised professional qualifications in counselling, therapy or pastoral care but nevertheless reflect a high level of interest, facility and experience in serving the population group with which the IFTCC concerns itself.

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An IFTCC Organisational Associate is a formal association between like-minded independent organisations and the IFTCC, sharing values and practice principles, consistent with the IFTCC Practice and Ethical Guidelines (PEG) Document.

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