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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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5/10/19  1:58 pm
Commenter: Scott Lear

If Reparative Therapy is Desired Don't Deny It. Provide the Choice

Since reparative therapy is voluntary, I cannot understand the desire to deny it. People with same sex attraction who desire to resist those temptations ought to have this therapy available. Denying them of this therapy would effectively deprive them of the choice that they is their right to have.

The Board of Social Work is undermining the rights of Virginia families. Denying access to this therapy is an encroachment on rights of parents to seek what is best for their families and a denial of the subject's right to seek a future with a natural family of their own.