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  9:49 am
Commenter: Dr. Harold Diggs, Citizen

Political Correctness through Regulation isn't Constitutional or Evidence Based Science

The assertion that counselors who help clients overcome their unwanted sexual desires are providing a service that "does not work and can cause harm" is not supported by any valid empirical data. To suggest that biologically affirming counseling does not work is an insult to clinicians and clients.  Political correctness is NOT a valid basis for denying clients the therapeutic support they seek.

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