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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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5/13/19  3:01 pm
Commenter: Lia Tremblay

Ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is provably harmful to mental health and wellbeing. It seeks to end a state of being that is totally natural and harmless. And it DOES NOT WORK. Please ban this harmful, barbaric process that verifiably leads to mental health crises up to and including suicide.

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