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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  2:45 pm
Commenter: Victoria Staubly

Protect LGBT Virginians
 

There is no scientific support for "conversion therapy". It's not helpful, but even if it were, it's not effective. It's harmful to LGBT youth who are struggling with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in an already unfriendly world. They need help with dealing with bullies, hostile family and teachers... not someone trying to change who they are.