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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  2:53 pm
Commenter: John Atchison

Opposition to current guidance documents on counseling

 I 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.
3. Deny patients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings


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