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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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5/10/19  10:20 pm
Commenter: Katherine Ewalt

Ban Conversion "Therapy"
 

Ban conversion therapy - this is not therapy. This is mental torture of young people over something that is beyond their control, because it is not a choice. This beyond unethical, it is immoral and wrong. If a person who is an adult chooses to participate in this therapy, they can have that right. But no one should choose for a child.