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  10:40 pm
Commenter: Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr., Ph.D.

Uphold APA Ethics Code: Clients have the right to pick their own therapy goals, not politicians.

APA has made clear: clients have the right to self-determination- to pick their own therapy goals. All individuals should be free to equal access to health care options, and to choose their own therapy goals (self-determination). The government has no business limiting client's goals and interfering treatments of any kind. (APA Ethical Principle E-- see APA statement on self-determination (as opposed to politician-determination) RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION for ALL

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