Fitzgibbons, Richard
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Richard Fitzgibbons is the director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He has practiced psychiatry for 34 years with a specialty in the treatment of excessive anger. He co-authored Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope, 2000, for American Psychological Association Books.

Articles

Help! My daughter wants to become a man

This article focuses on adolescent females because they constituted the largest group of patients who underwent sexual reassignment surgery. These youth later had a two-fold to three-fold increased risk of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety disorder, suicidal ideation and suicide attempt.

Date posted: 2017-08-14

Marital Infidelity and Healing

Marital infidelity is one of the most traumatic of all life experiences. However, we believe that the identification of the emotional, character and spiritual conflicts that contribute to marital infidelity can be uncovered and resolved. Such healing is not possible unless each spouse has an understanding of and a loyalty to the sacrament of marriage and to the goodness in his/her spouse.

Date posted: 2012-10-03

No more threats, please! Let's try logic

Same-sex marriage arouses fierce passions. Let's work through the arguments one step at a time. Whenever children are deliberately (deliberately) deprived of a major theme of development, the children are being abused. To deliberately deprive children of a biological mother or father or both (and to legislate in favour of it) deprives children of a major theme of development. A child fares less well when not raised by the biological mother and father in a stable situation. Evolutionary theory also supports this view.

Date posted: 2012-10-02

Marriage, essentially

Good-hearted people with no philosophical training are being taken in by the rhetoric that homosexuals have a "right" to marriage. The intent of this essay is to show unambiguously that not only is this untrue but also the granting of that supposed right will logically lead to harm to children and to social chaos.

Date posted: 2012-10-02

Adoption conundrums

Same-sex parenting deprives children of a mother or father. But isn't the same thing happening with heterosexual adoption?

Date posted: 2012-10-02

Same sex adoption is not a game

Allowing same sex couples to adopt children deprives them of a mother or a father and subjects them to a dangerous social experiment. Moves by legislators and homosexual activists to endorse same sex adoption are misguided. Their intentions may be good, but they are ignoring the rights of children and important social and psychological research into the homosexual lifestyle.

Date posted: 2012-10-02