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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  6:22 pm
Commenter: Carolyn J Lawson

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

I fully support the ban on conversion therapy - ESPECIALLY with minors.

Please consider the guidance and leadership of the American Counseling Association: The American Counseling Association opposes conversion therapy because it does not work, can cause harm, and violates our Code of Ethics. 

Thank you, 

Carolyn