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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  4:51 pm
Commenter: Max Heyworth

Conversion Therapy Must be Banned

Setting aside the fact that there is asolutely no credible scientific basis for the efficacy of "conversion therapy," the fact that it even exists speaks to a morally repugnant facet of regressive conservative culture. The idea that anyone who identifies as LGBTQ requires "conversion" or needs "therapy" is inherently hateful, and for the Commonwealth to actively obstruct a ban of such a disgusting practice is at best a tacit endorsement of that abonimable belief. We are better than this. Make a stand and throw conversion therapy on the ash heap of history where it belongs.