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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  12:51 pm
Commenter: Joyce Connery

Ban conversion therapy
 

Not only is there no scientific basis for conversion therapy, but data shows that it is extremely harmful and does not work.  Any professional claiming that it does is fraudulent and anyone practicing it should be sued for mental anguish, if not physical abuse. This practice it torture and drives up suicide rates among LGBTQ youth who are already vulnerable and susceptible to self harm.