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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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5/13/19  3:24 pm
Commenter: Micki Parr, ASCA

Ban conversion "therapy".

Any school counselor who follows evidence-based practices knows that conversion therapy is harmful to students' social/emotional development. It should be banned for their safety and well-being.

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