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Department of Health Professions
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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5/7/19  10:34 am
Commenter: Brenda Goodman

BAN Conversion Therapy!

Conversion therapy has no mental health benefit and MANY severe and lifelong negative impacts on an individual's mental health. It is not recognized as an approriate therapeutic approach and has no place in mental health practices in Virginia or elsewhere.