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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  10:08 pm
Commenter: Suzanne Richman MD

Ban Conversion therapy
As a pediatrician, this is really simple. Conversion therapy is child abuse. No matter why you do it or who you pay to do it. It is psychological, emotional and often physical abuse. It is disgusting, evil and wrong. If you are not capable of loving your child as he or she is: then there's something wrong with you and you need help.
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