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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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5/10/19  8:56 pm
Commenter: Shelley Gardner

Ban conversion therapy!
 

I support the 21 year old statement from the American Psychiatric Association in opposition to the practice of conversion therapy as found here: https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/apa-reiterates-strong-opposition-to-conversion-therapy  The laws of Virginia should make it clear by a legal ban that the practice of subjecting children and adults to a dangerous, unproven form of therapy will not be acceptable in Virginia. Follow the science, not charlatans who cater to fear and bigotry.