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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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5/13/19  7:41 pm
Commenter: Iris Woodard, No Va Ethical Society

Conversion Therapy

Having worked in the medical field for almost 50 years, it is cruel and completely unethical to attempt to use Conversion Therapy or SOCE to brutalize a human being into believing that they must deny their nature.

Please support the guidance document for Social Workers who have always helped clients realize their best self and most productive nature..

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