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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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5/9/19  9:57 am
Commenter: Beth Kreydatus

Ban conversion therapy
 

"Conversion therapy" is a misnomer, it is not remotely therapeutic; instead, experts have demonstrated that it does tremendous harm to the young people (and people of any age, but especially the young) when it is used. This practice is a holdover from outdated and backward pseudoscientific traditions. "Conversion therapy" violates the rights of LGBTQ individuals, and it has no place in Virginia's communities. Please ban conversion therapy.