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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  12:27 pm
Commenter: D.E.Coghill

Ban "Conversion Therapy"
 

It is well know that "conversion therapy" is a pseudoscience, the research is clear. Virginia needs to ban "Conversion Therapy" as per the American Psychiatric Association (APA) opposition: "based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that a patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation"