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3/19/19  4:37 pm
Commenter: Jeanne Murphy Murck

Conversion Therapy Destroys Lives

I applaud the Virginia Board of Psychology’s move to provide guidance to practitioners that conversion therapy is not acceptable. Every major professional mental health organization in the country opposes conversion therapy. The APA stated clearly that “No credible evidence exists that any mental health intervention can reliably and safely change sexual orientation; nor, from a mental health perspective does sexual orientation need to be changed.”  Much more data exists that show that this type of therapy is harmful and destroys lives. Please move forward with the needed regulations today. 

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