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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  11:08 pm
Commenter: Nicole C.

Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy has been one of my greatest fears since I discovered my sexuality in high school. It is an antiquated practice that only seeks to destroy queer people and scar them mentally for life. We are not disorders to cure, we are people who don't conform to cisheteronormativity, and for some reason (the reasons being homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc.) that scares people who want nothing more than to conform to the norm. It was a disgusting practice when it first came about and it's a disgusting practice now. Stop torturing LGBTQ+ people. Ban conversion therapy!