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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8/2/19  8:50 am
Commenter: Henry Polczer

Your Policy is Misguided and Biased - Respect Counselor Rights to Speech and Liberty

Your policy to not permit counselors to freely assist clients - especially minors - to recognize the negative effects/ramifications of same sex attractions is misguided and discriminatory.

Further, to even propose regulations that would punish counselors who follow their professional and personal beliefs against same sex attractions is a direct attack on free speech - an action that your board has already blatantly disregarded.   

It is never too late to reverse course on a bad decision and I respectfully ask that the board consider doing so immediately!


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