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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.
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5/2/19  9:49 am
Commenter: Alton Cothron

Oppose changes to counseling practices

I strongly oppose the proposed changes to counseling practices because they will be destructive. Parents rights will be denied, counselees will become confused to the point of possible depression or suicide.