I got a nice tip that once-jailed con artist and Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) co-founder Arthur Abba Godberg was scheduled to speak at the American Psychotherapy Association’s Executive Summit Meeting. I called to inform them of Goldberg’s shady past and urge them to drop the scoundrel — but it was already too late.
I was informed that Goldberg had been unceremoniously dumped and that his membership had been temporarily suspended. I’m not sure if it was because of his bizarre and bigoted theories about homosexuality, the harm he has caused his clients, or his disgraceful criminal past. Whatever their reasons, we think the American Psychotherapy Association should be commended for making a wise decision.
Abba Goldberg likes to pretend he is an expert on all-things-gay. The truth is, he is an amateur and a fraud who has no business discussing this topic in any forum. He is simply unqualified and filled with too much anti-gay bias to be taken seriously by the medical and mental health profession.