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Department of Health Professions
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  2:55 pm
Commenter: David Waters

Opposition to current guidance documents on counseling

I oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations that limit, deny or regulate a social workers freedom to counsel a patient seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. I oppose social worker regulations that would limit or deny a parents right to helping their child as they deem best. I oppose social worker regulations that would limit or deny a patients right to seek counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.