Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/12/19  11:15 am
Commenter: Matthew R Lord, M.Ed., NCC, NCSC

Conversion "Therapy" and Youth

Allowing conversion therapy and thus, by default, promoting it will do serious harm to young people in the Commonwealth. Forcing more young people back into hiding will only increase suicide and other negative mental health outcomes. As a member of the American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counseling Association and the Virginia Alliance for School Counseling, I request that Virginia not approve conversion therapy and find licensed professionals who practice it to be unethical and revoke or suspend their licenses.

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