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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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5/13/19  3:17 pm
Commenter: Melody Choate, Paw in Hand LLC

Strongly SUPPORT BAN conversion therapy
Conversion therapy is scientifically indefensible as history has proven time and time again that it does not work. It is a reprehensible form of abuse of children and young adults. It has not worked for anyone that I know who has been subjected at and it has resulted in many suicides and thoughts of suicide. This archaic model must be stopped it is psychologically damaging and patently false and disproven. Anyone who supports it has not researched its success rate, nor have they dealt with the internalized loathing it causes in those subjected to it. I strongly support the ban on conversion therapy!