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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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5/10/19  1:16 pm
Commenter: Michael Roshawn Bankston


Race is not a choice; sex orientation is a choice.  Many in the LGBT community will admit they choose to live as such.  Everybody was made to be attracted to the opposite gender.  For the LGBT population, however, something drove them away from the laws of nature. 

Nearly 1/5 of young people develop homosexual feelings during adolescence.  Most will eventually outgrow these feelings, however.  Half of all LGBT people have suffered sexual abuse.  In addition, many LGBT people grew up without a positive role model.

Saying you should be proud to be LGBT is like saying you should be proud to be an addict.  Like addicts, the LGBT community has a problem tht requires professional help. Therefore, counseling and/or therapy is the best thing we can do for the LGBT population.

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