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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  10:48 pm
Commenter: Hurley

Ban Conversion Therapy!!!


Conversion Therapy is unnecessary, and at times inhumane. Here is a small list of “treatments” that are done to people who are FORCED to undergo go conversion therapy:

— ice-pick lobotomies

—chemical castration with hormonal treatment

—aversive treatments, such as "the application of electric shock to the hands and/or genitals"; "nausea-inducing drugs ... administered simultaneously with the presentation of homoerotic stimuli";

—masturbatory reconditioning

—spiritual interventions such as "prayer and group support and pressure.”

10 out of 10 times these treatments are unsuccessful and are considered torture.

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