Caution -- a ban could be unconstitutional
First, we need to stop using the name Conversion Therapy in our dialogue, it has negative connotations and many conflicting definitions. Second, I disagree with the emotionally and physically abusive treatment modalities that some individuals used in the past when working with clients exploring sexual identity conflicts. That being said, I do NOT feel a BAN is the correct action. Under a BAN, counselors could be penalized for working with clients who are seeking a safe therapeutic environment for self-exploration. It would be unconstitutional to BAN counselors and clients to openly explore sexual identity and sexuality conflicts.