Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/11/19  10:39 pm
Commenter: Amanda G. Francis M.Ed/Ed.S LPC

Conversion "Therapy " is Not Ethical

Conversion Therapy should not be condoned/allowed by professionals in the mental health field. Virginia should ban Conversion "Therapy." This is not an issue of preference in treatment modalities, this is not an issue of "free speech" or an issue of "choice." As a credible profession we as counselors must take a stance and continue to make choices based on research. Research does not support Conversion "Therapy" and research does indicate it causes harm. Our Ethical codes are clear and human rights should take a priority. We have made great strides in this field, and I appreciate that the board in making this a prority for those practicing in our field. 

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