Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/14/19  7:19 pm
Commenter: Nessalyn Dearce

Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is not empirically-based and is known to cause harm in LGBTQ+ individuals who have had it forced onto them as children and adolescents. It is therefore in against the spirit of beneficence and nonmaleficence to continue allowing this "therapy" to take place. LGBTQ+ identities are not mental illnesses to be treated, and homosexuality was removed from the DSM many years ago. Let's protect our clients (especially our children and adolescents) from being subjected to this "treatment."

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