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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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5/14/19  1:48 pm
Commenter: Jeanette McLean

Ban Conversion Therapy

I have personally seen what conversion therapy does to a person, and it's wrong. I as a parent could never put my child through that. I love my child with all my heart, no matter whether he is gay or not. Many are screaming that this ban is trying to take away their freedom to raise their child, but it's not.  You should not have the freedom to emotionally and physical abuse your child while hiding behind "God's word" because that's what conversion therapy is. It is not a tool to help with raising or guiding a child, it is a tool of abuse born of ignorance and hate.