David H. Pickup is a Christian and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He currently operates two private psychotherapy practices in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. He works primarily with men dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction and uses authentic Reparative Therapy. Mr. Pickup underwent extensive training in Reparative Therapy underneath the direction of Dr. Nicolosi, the creator of Reparative Therapy, and he now offers training in this therapy to other therapists. Reparative therapy is his life’s work to assist men and boys in healing the wounds of their male gender identity and who are transforming out of homosexuality into heterosexuality.
Mr. Pickup is a board member of the National Association of Research and Therapy for Homosexuality, and he is a regular speaker at NARTH conferences (www.narth.com). He also speaks to churches, political and professional organizations who need help to understand the true nature, and treatment of, homosexuality. This year he is entering his doctoral candidacy in Psychology at California Southern University. Mr. Pickup also conducts in-person or online training seminars for pastors who need to thoroughly understand homosexuality in terms of its nature, how these feelings can actually change, and how they can minister effectively to those who are struggling with these issues according to sound biblical principles.
Mr. Pickup is the lead plaintiff in Pickup vs. Brown, the lawsuit brought against California for its new law that has banned Reparative Therapy for minors in that state. Mr. Pickup is also a national lobbyist for the National Therapeutic Task Force, which has been successful in helping to defeat 16 out of 18 therapy bans in state legislatures in 2015. He is a speaker for the Texas-wide Faith/Family/Freedom Tour for the conservative Republicans of Texas, which has just begun to educate the public in gender/sexuality issues and their spiritual, cultural, and political effects in America. Mr. Pickup has spoken about homosexuality and Reparative Therapy on many news shows such as CNN, Dr. Drew, and many radio shows around the U.S.
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