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  11:07 pm
Commenter: Cathy Marshall

Protect Our Youth

Every parent knows that children often go through phases and with all of the constant pressure to conform to the latest fad and the media's repeated propaganda that science and biological reality can no longer be trusted to determine whether we are male or female, there is bound to be confusion and turmoil in families.  No government official has the authority to repeal the right of a parent who truly loves his child from seeking professional help for that child if the parent deems the counseling is in the best interest of the child.  Parents do not transfer their obligation to nurture and protect their children to any other person, entity or organization.  I do not understand the motivation of those who seek to write regulations that would in effect decide what a parent can or cannot do in their own family!  This is truly an attempt to make parents obsolete.  I find it to be the absolute height of arrogance on the part of government officials who believe they know better than parents who love their children.  

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