Department of Health ProfessionsGuidance 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.
Commenter: Shelia Demetriadis, a concerned mom
No person, child or adult, should suffer mental and physical torture which is what conversion therapy is, because of his/her/their orientation and who they are. Certainly another person's religious beliefs, no matter the faith, is no reason to trespass on another person's bodily and psychological integrity. Also, its bogus--it never works. Those who do this should be prosecuted.