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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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5/9/19  7:48 am
Commenter: Mrs. Lola Rasschaert

Opposition to Current Guidance Documents on Counseling

I oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations as these changes would:

1. Deny social workers their freedom to help those who want counseling to overcome unwanted

same-sex attraction or gender confusion.

2. Prevents parents getting help for their children as they deem best.

3. Deny patients with unwanted  same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings.