Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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7/14/19  11:44 am
Commenter: Michael F. Jeffrey, LPC, LMFT

Conversion therapy

I have worked with the LGBT community as a therapist on and off for the past 20 years, mainly helping trans men women make the transition. I have heard rumors of licensed counselors doing conversion therapy but have never been able to find one. In any event, there is enough damage that non-licensed individuals are doing to LGBT youth without having licensed counselors making it worse We need a clear statement banning the use of CT..

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