Last updated on: 3/12/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Kali Munro, M.Ed. Biography

Title:
Online Psychotherapist
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Even when survivors identify as straight, they are not believed because of another homophobic myth that sexual abuse ’causes’ homosexuality. There is no evidence that suggests abuse causes one’s sexuality. Our sexuality is far too complex. If anything, we live in a society that tries to ensure that everyone is straight, and this perhaps more than anything else has a profound influence on how people identify their sexuality.”

“Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse In the Context of Homophobia,” Sexual Abuse: A Collection of Articles, 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Online psychotherapist, 2000-present
  • Psychotherapist in private practice (Toronto, Canada), 1996-present
  • Member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Member of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Canada (EMDRAC) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Group therapist and workshop facilitator, 1996-2001
  • Clinical Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, 1991-1996
  • Chair of the Board, Toronto Counseling Centre for Lesbians and Gays, 1990 – 1992
  • Clinical Supervisor, Central Toronto Youth Services, 1990-1991
  • Case Manager, Street Outreach Services, 1988-1990
  • Community Support Worker, Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, 1987-1988
  • Counsellor, My Brothers’ Place, 1985-1987
Education:
  • MA, Education, University of Toronto, 1992
  • BA, Sociology, University of Toronto, 1982
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. What Do We Know about Childhood Sexual Abuse and Homosexuality?