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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8/6/19  9:50 pm
Commenter: Beth Detwiler,

Get the government out of the counseling room

Counselors are not in the “sexual re-orientation” business, but rather seek to help men and women grow in any area of their lives where they find a struggle. As counselors we must address the complex life experiences that each person brings through our doors. For the Commonwealth to determine what goals a counselor and client are allowed to have is a violation of the client's privacy and freedom.  This is an onerous and vague regulation that will ultimately injure Virginians.

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