|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
In approving its recent Guidance Document, the Board shamelessly asserted that counselors who help clients overcome their unwanted sexual desires are providing a service that "does not work and can cause harm." In fact the very opposite is true! To suggest that biologically-affirming counseling does not work is an insult to the countless people whose lives
have been transformed through conversation-based counseling that helps a person address their underlying issues. The Changed movement provides conclusive proof of the transformative power of faith-and- science-based counseling that is helping so many people walk away from feelings and identifications from which they seek to be free. Board members' personal ideological biases against biologically-affirming and faith-based counseling should not be a valid basis for denying it to patients who are seeking it, or for punishing licensed counselors who are called to compassionately help them find it.