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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  11:12 pm
Commenter: Andrea

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

Growing up, I hated myself. As a bi person, I knew I was wrong/broken. Kid's know who they are, and they know when society hates them. It's hard enough, feeling like you aren't worthy of existing, and worrying about how your family would treat you if they found out, without knowing that your parents could put you in converstion therapy (I hate calling it conversion therapy. It's not therapy. It's not treatment. It's torture). 

No one has the right to destroy who you are.