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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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5/14/19  1:22 pm
Commenter: Alexandra Phelps

NO to Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy is not proven to work.  In fact, patients who survive conversion therapy have said time and time again that it does NOT work.  Instead, it is degrading to those forced to go through with it, and even makes patients consider, attempt, and go through with, suicide. Conversion therapy is not therapy, it’s forcing ideas onto others, at best, killing patients at worst.