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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  8:22 pm
Commenter: Floyd Taylor

Support the ban on Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy is a lie.   There is not a single scientific or medical organization that supports it nor is there any valid, scientifically conducted research that validates it.  It is much like many years ago when people believed that Laetrile was a treatment for cancer and screamed that they were being deprived of their rights when it was made illegal.  The belief in conversion therapy is no more valid than the belief in laetrile.  And it is just as dangerous and harmful.  It must be banned and relegated to the dustbin of history