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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  8:12 pm
Commenter: Melissa Johnson

Ban Conversion Therapy

I support this new regulation which would ban conversion therapy. Research has shown that these this “treatment” is very harmful, particularly to adolescents who may not even be choosing this option for themselves. In addition, homosexuality is no longer viewed as a mental health problem and there is no need for “therapy” to treat LGBTQ persons. Please institute this new regulation. 

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