Integrating the Opposites: Ethical Guidelines for Helping faith-based people who are sexually and/or gender diverse

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

Jerry Buie
Lisa Hansen
David C. Pruden