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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8/2/19  9:08 am
Commenter: Joe Casey, individual

Unproffesssional conduct - conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is needed to assist persons who are uncomfortable with their gender as determined by their genes.  They may need therapy and want it at some time in their lives and it should be available in Virginia. They may not want it at some time and they may want it when they get tired of playing the opposite gender as they mature and they get over their raging hormones of adolescence.  Gender is determined by genes. Behavior is always chosen and often based on misperceived benefits and only when they find that the benefits are not coming and they pursued the wrong choice, then they can then change behavior.


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