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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  11:09 am
Commenter: Charles and Betty Alvis

Opposition to current guidance documents on counseling
 

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.