Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark Yarhouse, PsyD Biography

Title:
Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice Professor at Regent University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[R]esearch indicates that the causes of same-sex attraction and a homosexual orientation are complex, influenced by a variety of contributing factors. Some of the factors that have been studied and considered include biological, socio-cultural, interpersonal and environment influences.”

sexualidentityinstitute.org (accessed Sep. 7, 2006)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice Professor, Regent University, 2002-present
  • Core Team Member, Reaffirming Marriage Initiative, Marriage Law Project, Ethics and Public Policy Center, 2000-present
  • Co-Director, Marriage and Family Research Initiative, Regent University, 2000-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychology and Theology, 2000-present
  • Clinical Associates of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1999-present
  • Member, American Counseling Association, 1999-present
  • Member, American Psychological Association, 1998-present
  • Editorial Board Member, The Family Journal, 1998-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Family Violence, 1998-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, 1998-present
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Regent University, 1998-2002
Education:
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, 1998
  • MA, Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 1997
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, 1993
  • BA, Philosophy and Art, Calvin College, 1990
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Therapy Aimed at Changing Sexual Orientation Unethical?
  2. Can Hormones Affect Sexual Orientation?