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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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5/10/19  12:23 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Troiani

Child Therapy

Therapists should be able to help children according to the expertise of the therapist and the needs of the children.  Parents choose the therapist based on their mutual values.  There should be no ban on any particular words that are said to the child by the parents or by the therapist.

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