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Department of Health Professions
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  1:47 pm
Commenter: Michelle Black

Conversion “therapy” is a scam at best

What is commonly known as conversion therapy is not only NOT therapeutic, it is abuse. It has been proven repeatedly that it is not only ineffective, but that it often results in trauma and tragedy. There is absolutely NO benefit to the individual, their family, or the public health. This practice must be banned, full stop.