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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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5/6/19  8:22 pm
Commenter: Keri Ann Kennedy

Opposition to Current Guidance Documents on Counselling Changes
Dear Sirs: I strongly oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations as these changes would deny social workers their freedom to help those who want counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. It would prevent parents from getting help for their child as they deem best, it would deny patients with Unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counselling to overcome these unnatural feelings.
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