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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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5/14/19  9:14 am
Commenter: Jennifer Cezar Grim, LCSW - Wild Truth Therapy PLLC

Conversion is not therapy. It is a violation of basic human rights.
 

Social workers of my era are trained allies to the marginalized and oppressed. We spend time and effort in schooling learning to be culturally competent. This form of therapy is traumatizing. Trauma is my specialty and sadly and proudly the majority of my caseload in private practice are our LGBTQIA+ brethren. Please put a stop to this. Other states have banned this. Virginia, please follow!