Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/13/19  10:45 pm
Commenter: Ed McCoy

Reparative therapies are client choices

Basic tenants of social work include that a client and their counselor choose what they discuss. To chose and select certain therapies that you disagree with and ban them is censorship-a suppression of speech, idealogies and counseling methods with which one disagrees. Further, this issue should be resolved at the voting booth rather than the counseling board. For example, I disagree with hypnosis, but would not prevent a client or their therapist from their choices for that therapy. 

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