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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  8:34 pm
Commenter: Ginger Carey

Oppose proposed Guidance Document on Practice of Conversion

I would like to express my opposition to this document based on the following concerns:

1. It denies services that are desired by patients, as well as the  freedom for social workers to help those patients.

2. It prevents parents from exercising their rights, according to Virginia's code, to make decisions for their children, as they see best.

3. It contradicts the will of many Virginians,  including myself. 

CommentID: 71808