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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  9:09 pm
Commenter: Beena Parekh - Social Worker/Therapist

Ban Conversion Therapy

Having worked with people who are gay, having friends who are LGBTQ, having read a lot about the subject, I have learned and believe that acceptance is key, allowing people to express themselves as they want is key and promotes mental health.  There is no reason to ostracize, convert and peg someone into categories that suit others  or are comfortable for others . Also a way to prevent depression, suicide and anxiety is acceptance not conversion