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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  2:06 pm
Commenter: Gail Christie

Conversion therapy ban

The efficacy of conversion therapy has been solidly disproven. Mental health professionals regard this as a deeply harmful procedure that can lead to extreme emotional distress and even suicide. It should be banned.

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