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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  12:32 pm
Commenter: Meredith Hertzler

Supporting the Proposed Changes


I am writing to support the proposed guidance document changes that would prevent licensed practioners from using conversion therapies to 'treat' LGBTQ youth and adults. The science does not back up the diabolical use of brainwashing and shame to treat a parents' undesirable trait in a child. Please protect our LGBTQI+ citizens and proceed with the changes as written. 

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