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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8/5/19  9:12 am
Commenter: Susan Layman

No Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy has been completely debunked by the medical community. It is a form of psychological torture that commonly leads to depression and even suicide. This is not a parental rights issue. We don’t allow parents to beat their children until they need hospitalization. Why would we allow them to psychologically torture them?  A better approach would be to provide more resources to parents to help them come to terms and accept their children for who they are. 

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