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3/20/19  11:28 pm
Commenter: Susan Essman

Hold therapists to the standard of their profession

Mental health professionals around the world have determined that conversion “therapy” is anything but therapeutic; this practice does not help anyone. LGBTQ folks are anything but broken, and any regimen that purports to “fix” them is misguided at best, and has the potential to cause tremendous psychological damage. Like all physicians, mental health workers have a solemn duty to begin by doing no harm. We can help them by ensuring that conversion therapy is not on the list of acceptable methods.

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