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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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5/7/19  11:14 am
Commenter: Stephanie Prince

Ban Conversion Therapy

It has been well established in the mental health professional community that conversation therapy serves no therapeutic purpose and causes harm to individuals. In 2019 this should not even be considered a legitimate course of treatment and should be banned in the Commonwealth 

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