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Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
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5/2/19  8:37 am
Commenter: Teresa Moore

Opposition to current guidance documents on counseling

I strongly oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations as these changes would: 1) deny social workers their freedom to help those who want counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion, 2) prevent parents from getting help for their child as they deem best, and 3) deny patients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings. 

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