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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  11:46 pm
Commenter: Amy Huml

Support Guidance Document - Oppose Conversion Therapy

I strongly oppose the unfounded practice of conversion “therapy.”  The evidence for this practice is that it is harmful to LGBTQ youth and no licensed mental health professional should be engaging in this practice.  

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