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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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5/3/19  1:32 pm
Commenter: Dr. Stan Bennet

I stand firmly opposed to this Guidance document on practice of conversion therapy

It denies potential services desired by patients; secondly, it usurps the parental rights; and lastly, violates the free speech of social workers.

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