Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/17/19  3:25 pm
Commenter: Kimberle Jacobs

Stick to your standard of care; ban conversion therapy

I see one argument against regulations for licensed counselors is that parents should be able to force their children into whatever kind of treatment the parent deems appropriate. However, counseling is a health care profession, which aheres to a standard of care. We don't let parents dictate other medical treatments, so why should they here? Having a counseling license should mean something and not engage in quackery just because a parent is misguided, ignorant or the like. 

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