Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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4/13/19  11:16 am
Commenter: Rita Wasilewski

"Conversion Therapy" undefined. Ban violates ACA Code of Ethics

"Conversion Therapy" has never been properly defined.  Under this vague term, many good counseling practices could be considered "conversion therapy".  

The proposed ban is a violation of the ACA Code of Ethics.  Secion A.1.c "Counselors and their clients work jointly in devising counseling plans".  Counseling plans are personal and are not to be determined by the government or by social or political agenda.


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