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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  2:12 pm
Commenter: Julia Finley Mosca

Conversion therapy harms children and teens

This type of therapy, and the support for it, is the kind of thing that directly and indirectly leads to the high LGBTQ suicide rate. Children need to know that society supports them, even if their parents don’t. It’s ABHORRIBLE that people would support this in 2019. Don’t embarrass Virginia by keeping conversion therapy relevant. 

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