Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  9:43 pm
Commenter: Kelsey Altizer, Virginia Tech

Support for Conversion Therapy Ban

Conversion therapy is NOT a valid form of therapy. People who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum were born the way that they are. They can try and hide or mask over their sexual orientation, but over time, this becomes traumatizing for the individuals. Please ban conversion therapy to abide by the counseling principle of “doing no harm” to our clients because when someone practices conversion therapy, they are absolutely causing harm to that individual.

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