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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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5/10/19  10:22 am
Commenter: Carlton Hardy

Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy has been shown to be quakery, and overtly harmful to the subject.  I have personally known two individuals who were subjected to this 19th century emotional torture, and both of whom subsequently committed suicide after being discharged from the program.  Recommend all attend the film "Boy Erased" (based on real life) for a graphic portrayal of this emotional torture in action.  

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