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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  12:56 pm
Commenter: Robert J Anderson

Conversion Therapy Is a Hoax
 

The very idea that a person's innate being can be altered in such a fundamental way that "conversion therapy" suggests has been disproved numerous times by respected medical and psychological-psychiatric professionals and the societies that represent them.

The notion that a person's sexuality can be changed by mental manipulation is borne of the very conservative religious extremists' desire to create an outcome they desire as a means to fulfill their mission. Their mission should be administer to all persons the kindness, acceptance and support that is needed for all to have a meaningful life.

Conversion therapy must be outlawed in Virginia as it has been in other mindful states in America.