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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  2:04 pm
Commenter: Xavier Lopez

End conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is dangerous, outdated, and ineffective. It causes psychological and emotional harm to those who are “treated” especially young people. It’s been proven harmful and discouraged by the APA and WHO and it’s outrageous to allow this unethical practice to continue. Being LGBTQ is not a mental illness and the members of this community shouldn’t be treated as such, despite people’s “sincerely held beliefs.” Facts and well fair should drive policies, laws, and healthcare regulations.

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