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3/20/19  2:34 pm
Commenter: Aleta E. Strickland, Ed.S., NCSP, Louisa Psychological Consulting, PC

Protect our vulnerable youth and ban the abusive practice of "conversion therapy"

"Conversion therapy" is not therapy at all but it is abuse. Every major mental health organization has taken a strong stance against this cruel practice. Any licensed practitioner claiming to use it is doing so unethically. As responsible adults and mental health practitioners, it is our responsibility to protect our clients and their families from junk science. I am pleased to see my licensing board taking a leadership role in our state to ban this horrific and damaging practice.  I hope that anyone caught doing it is prosecuted for child abuse and loses their license.  

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