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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8/1/19  2:18 pm
Commenter: Anne Rappe-Epperson

Ban Conversion Therapy

So-called “conversion therapy" is a dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity. These dangerous and discredited practices are based on the false claim that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) is a mental illness that needs to be cured—a view with no scientific basis. 

These harmful practices use rejection, shame, and psychological abuse to force young people to try and change who they are.


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