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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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5/8/19  9:37 am
Commenter: Veena Lothe

Conversion therapy is a harmful and outdated practice that has no place in the Commonwealth
 

Conversion therapy is a harmful, abusive and anti-science practice that has no place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. LGBTQ+ youth need support and unequivocal acceptance, not "conversion". I fully support a ban on conversion therapy and a move toward science based therapies that lift and support LGBTQ+ youth.