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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  7:44 pm
Commenter: S Bedser


So called conversion therapy is child abuse. When parents go to the experts for help they should be getting evidence based scientifically accurate information. Parents want what is best for their children and the fact is that there is nothing wrong with LGBTQ children. All they need is love and understanding and acceptance for who they are. You cannot change a person by telling them who they are is wrong. Stop this terrible practice and leave the kids alone. Professionals are there to support kids and their parents not abuse children.