Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/20/19  8:20 pm
Commenter: Catherine Calletto

Ban Conversion Therapy
Conversion Therapy is not humane or ethical, especially for youth who do not have the developmental capacity and/or autonomy to make their own choices knowing they may be forced to live on their own if they choose to do something contrary to their guardian's wishes. LGBTQ people are not mentally ill or defective and therefore do not require these harmful, concerted attempts to "convert" them. Conversion "therapy" is not in line with any current evidenced-based practices or research and therefore should be banned.
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