Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
5/2/19  9:18 am
Commenter: Colonial Baptist Church

I strongly oppose!
 

T

I oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations as these changes would:
1. Deny social workers their freedom to help those who want counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.
2. Prevent parents from getting help for their child as they deem best.
3. Deny patients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings.

4. Would interfere with their free speech!!

Thank you for the ability to comment!

Joel Wegner, Associate Pastor To Youth & Music; Colonial Baptist Church