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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  3:35 pm
Commenter: Willard Vaughn, The Milieu Therapeutic Services

Support the opposition

Under Virginia law those that work for a non-profit or who are considered “clergy” are exempt from board regulations.  Since there really is no argument for this proven harmful form of “therapy” that does not include the words “God” or “the Bible says”, with  this regulation in place those who are exempt can do what they want while leaving the real therapy to the grown ups.

Therefore I support the board banning this practice for those that fall under its purview.

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