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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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5/7/19  6:13 pm
Commenter: Karen Schwartzkof

Conversion therapy is dangerous and immoral

Conversion therapy is dangerous and immoral and it should be banned. Children especially need protection from the influence of overzealous and misinformed adults. LGBTQ youth should not have to live in fear and silence with the threat of conversion therapy hanging over their heads.

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