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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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5/7/19  11:03 am
Commenter: Arnes Hadzic

Conversation Therapy is a Human Rights Violation
 

This is simple; conversion therapy is a human rights violation. Conversion therapy or reparative therapy is any treatment, including individual talk therapy, behavioral or aversion therapy, group therapy treatments, medical or drug-induced treatments, which attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Simply put, it's abuse. THIS MUST STOP.