Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/12/19  9:54 am
Commenter: Allison Ober, George Mason University

Ban conversion “therapy”

Conversion “therapy” has repeatedly been shown to be ineffective and harmful.  As counselors, our code of ethics makes it clear that we must ban this detrimental practice:
A.4.a. Avoiding Harm
Counselors act to avoid harming their clients, trainees, and research participants and to minimize or to remedy unavoidable or unanticipated harm.

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