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  6:54 pm
Commenter: Darlene B Jackson

Faith has a place in identity resolution

Most Americans identify as being part of a major faith group (e.g. Christian, Muslim, Jewish), and the traditional views of these groups involve moral guidelines and truth claims about the nature of male and female and human sexual behaviors. This "law" runs roughshod over the long and deeply held views and makes no exemptions for those who hold them. Both those who counsel and those who seek counsel would now be prohibited by law from incorporating their faith when seeking resolution to a crisis of identity.

This is wrong on many levels. I oppose this legislation vehemently.

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