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Department of Health Professions
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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5/7/19  11:44 am
Commenter: Kerra English, Pastor, Ashland Presbyterian Church

Conversion Therapy isn't therapy, it's harmful

Please do ban conversion therapy as a practice. It is harmful to those seeking counsel about sexual or gender identity questions. It has no place in being dubbed a therapeutic or spiritual practice.