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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  4:31 pm
Commenter: Heather Andersson

Conversion Therapy
Conversion therapy is brainwashing for the sake of religious zealotry... resulting in severe psychological abuses. In terms of human rights, one of the most disturbing injustices to exist. The right of a human being to be (unless they are causing real harm) who their soul declares to be is one no other human should ever have any right to have control over.