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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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5/14/19  8:47 am
Commenter: B. Paul Cotter,. Jr.

Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is a misguided and seriously harmful concept that infringes on the rights of both parents and children. It takes advantage of innocent, inexperienced young minds and violates the law of Virginia in infringing on the rights of parents to counsel their children and children to  get guidance from parents who know them best.  It should be banned!