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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8/7/19  10:52 pm
Commenter: Mary Hasson

Let parents and families choose therapies they want

The state should not be in the business of choosing the goals of therapy - let parents and families decide for themselves what their therapeutic goals are.   Talk therapy designed  to help a person embrace their sexual identity (male or female) or to understand  their wounds, or gain self-control over their  inclinations is good therapy.  The state has no business in limiting the choices of parents and individuals.  Nor does it have the right to prevent a physician or counselor from offering clients the kind of therapy they desire.  This is politicial correctness run amok! 

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