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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7/26/19  10:20 pm
Commenter: Martha Dreon

Oppose Proposed Amendment of 18VAC125-20
Oppose Proposed Amendment of 18VAC125-20

I oppose adding the provisions of Guidance Document 125-9 to 18VAC125-20.

When minors have unwanted same-sex or mixed-sex attractions, they and their families should be free to seek counseling toward the resolutions they desire. Licensed professionals with years of education and experience should not be removed from the process of helping children work through these sensitive and deeply personal issues.  


Martha Dreon

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