AgapePress wrote an article titled Psychologist Says Gender-Dysphoric Kids Need Case-by-Case Intervention in which they claim

However, noted mental health counselor Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College in Pennsylvania believes children who feel they are the wrong gender require individualized, case-by-case intervention.

Intervention is a rather strong term and being somewhat familiar with Dr. Throckmorton and his manner of communication, it seemed rather unlikely that this was what he was promoting. But this may just be a matter of anti-gay religious press choosing to hear what they wanted to hear.

Unless there are quotes that were not included in the article, Dr. Throckmorton seems to suggest something quite different.

Although it can be very tempting to take sides on this controversial issue, the Grove City College psychologist says he feels “that every case has to be evaluated neutrally, without political ramifications.” And the evaluating should be done by professionals with alternative views, he suggests, “so that parents have both sides when they’re trying to make a decision about what to do with their kids.”

So though Dr. Throckmorton suggests an individualized approach with alternative views which allow for an appropriate decision for each child, the readers will come away thinking that a psychologist believes gender-dysphoric kids need intervention. And it’s likely that some will think that they should be the ones to intervene.


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