About the IFTCC Conference
IFTCC Conference 2021 - Hungary
Supporting and Counselling those leaving LGBT Identities and Behaviours
* The IFTCC does not promote any one modality of therapeutic support. We explore a range of standard psychotherapeutic and counselling approaches for the purpose of supporting those with undesired same-sex attraction and gender confusion. The opinions expressed and approaches recommended by presenters are not necessarily endorsed by the IFTCC Executive and working group committees.
Role of Activism in Awakening Societies
| Jojo Ruba, Andrea Williams & Elizabeth Woning
Gender as Mission & the Rise of the East
| Dr Melvin Wong
Sexual Attraction Fluidity and Wellbeing in Men
| Prof Carolyn Pela
Emotional Integration, Same-Sex Attraction, and OCD
| Michael Gasparro
Working Meaningfully with Women with Unwanted Same-sex Attraction
| Rev Elizabeth Woning
Effectiveness and Alleged Harms from Change Allowing Therapies
| Sullins & Rosik
Practical Applications of OCD Interventions for SSA-Focussed OCD
| Michael Gasparro
Minority Stress Theory: Limitations & Alternatives
| Dr Christopher Rosik
Understanding Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Ann E. Gillies
Correcting a False Research Narrative: SOCE, Minority Stress and Suicide
| Prof Paul Sullins
The Role of Pastoral Care and Counselling
| Matthew Grech, Jojo Ruba, Ansel Pronk, Elizabeth Woning, Nausica Della Valle
Q & A
| All speakers
Same Sex Parenting and the Impact on Children
| Prof Paul Sullins
Transgender Identity: Safety & Effectiveness of Medical Gender Interventions
| Dr Laura Haynes
The Legal Perspective
| Dr Felix Boellmann, Ole Gramstad Jensen, John Steenhof, Andrea Williams, Roger Kiska
Rev Elizabeth Woning
Co-founder of both Equipped To Love and the CHANGED Movement. Serves Moral Revolution as a Lecturer and Minister, and Pastor at Bethel Redding.
Professor Paul Sullins
Retired Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America. Currently Research Professor and Director of the Leo Initiative for Social Research.
Dr Laura Haynes
Clinical Psychologist, Chair of Research and Legislative Policy of the National Task Force for Therapy Equality and IFTCC General Board member.
Calgary-based Christian Advocate and Youth Leader who is at the forefront of the opposition against conversion bans at various levels of government across Canada. He started Free to Care, in 2020.
Dr Felix Boellmann
serves as a Senior Counsel, Europe and ADF International leading the advocacy team in Vienna, focusing on national litigation across Europe and advocacy in the German and Russian-speaking world.
Solicitor, member of the Michigan State Bar, legal counsel for the Christian Legal Centre and has expertise before the European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union.
Dr Christopher Rosik
Clinical and Research Psychologist in Fresno, California, and Clinical Faculty member at Fresno Pacific University. He has served as President of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers.
Principal Lawyer and Director of the Human Rights Law Alliance in Australia, with a focus on the fundamental rights of religious freedom and freedom of expression.
Nausica Della Valle
A well-known TV personality, actress and singer and now an author. In her book, she tells of her personal experience with the Lord Jesus Christ, and of her life before and after the special encounter with Jesus.
Dr Melvin Wong
Psychologist specialised in Clinical Psychology. He is a mental health professional with highly specialised training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioural and emotional illnesses, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counsellor. He works at the Breakthrough Clinic in California. He works with and is trained under Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Junior, who is the originator of the Reintegrative Therapy approach. Michael is an expert in reintegrative therapy.
Ole Gramstad Jensen
Lawyer from Oslo, Norway, who leads Til Helhet, a church-based organisation supporting family values and Orthodox teaching on human sexuality.
Professor Carolyn Pela
Assistant Dean and Head of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, also Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Arizona Christian University. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Barrister, Campaigner, and Activist with a special concern for human rights in the context of freedom of speech, religious freedom, and freedom of conscience. She is CEO of the Christian Legal Centre and of Christian Concern.
former homosexual, now married with three children, has worked for Youth with a Mission and served in Nigeria for many years, both in education and practical assistance.
Once gay, now co-director of the charity Core Issues Trust and co-director of X-Out-Loud, supporting men and women overcoming same-sex attraction.