Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/13/19  11:24 am
Commenter: Laura O’Neill

persons ARE NOT their attractions, do not limit counselor speech

Imposing one’s worldview on a client is unethical.  If you limit what a counselor can talk about with a client, that imposes the state’s view onto the client. Leave the counseling room alone, leave the client FREE to pursue his or her own goals. If this ban is passed, out of a misguided attempt to protect people, what  is a counselor to do if a client has unwanted same-sex attraction? The client is not allowed to talk about it? That is absurd. Conflating the human person with his or her attractions is unethical.



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