MA Student Beth Greivel Petitions CAMFT

Beth Greivel, a second-year Master's student at the Wright Institute, has garnered 850 signatures for a petition to the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) to denounce sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) like reparative or conversion therapies that attempt to change the sexual orientations and/or gender identities of LGBTQIQA individuals. Ms. Greivel plans to present the petition at CAMFT's September board meeting in Berkeley. To read the petition, please go to

Among others, the petition has the endorsements of Gaylesta, the LGBTQ Psychotherapy Association, and the GLBT National Help Center, and has been signed by the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Communications of PFLAG National. Over 500 of those who have signed are licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, interns, or trainees. Ms. Greivel is currently seeking additional endorsements from educational institutions.