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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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5/8/19  6:23 pm
Commenter: Meredith Glenn

Ban Conversion Therapy

I don't know why this horrible practice would be legal in our state. It's not a thing that could ever work, it could only serve to damage the (usually) young people it's used on. Being gay isn't something a person is chosing to be, it's something you're born to be. "Therapy" to try to change you would suggest that there is something wrong or damaged about being gay. That could not be farther from the truth.

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