Department of Health ProfessionsGuidance 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.
Commenter: Marjorie Vanmeter
To ban reparative therapy is to deny parents and their children resources and choices they may seriously need. It is amazing that the state of Virginia would consider negating such important services.