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3/19/19  7:36 am
Commenter: Ruth E Edens

Psychology Board Restricting Licensed Counselors

The proposed regulations are based on the thought that assisting a minor with overcoming feelings of sexual identity or preference that conflict with clear biological reality "might" cause harm. Not overcoming those dysphoric feelings does cause harm. The CDC has plenty of research that shows the physical and mental harm that is caused by living in other than the biological identity one possesses. Please protect the physical and mental health of these children and do not unlawfully repress the ability of counselors to help them.

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