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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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5/8/19  6:44 pm
Commenter: K. Hudson

Oppose Conversation Therapy
 

I am opposed to the passing of the social worker guidance for conversation therapy.  Counseling should not be just agreeing with someone.  A counselor should be able to point out good and bad points of certain decision.  A parent should be able to guide their child and bring them up in the way they want and not have the state telling them other wise.   If you are seeking help, you should be able to get what you are after.