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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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5/7/19  3:14 pm
Commenter: Karen Zimmer

Ban Conversion Therapy

No one should ever be told that they were made anything but perfect. Yet, young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are often told that they need to change who they are—or face a life full of rejection by their family, their faith, and God. We need to embrace all people, and that means not turning our backs when we see one of our own being singled out and targeted. As caring Christians, it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our children. We cannot lose one more of our own to the depression and suicide these discredited and damaging practices so often lead to.