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  4:42 pm
Commenter: amy witcover-sandford

Conversion Therapy

I am writing to you today to ask that you support a ban on conversion therapy, a practice that has been discredited and has no scientific basis. This "therapy" is known to be extremely dangerous and can lead to depression, substance abuse and even suicide attempts. Mental Health Professionals should not be allowed to push non-scientific practices on their young clients especially when they are known to be harmful.

Thank you fro your time. Please do not allow another young person to be harmed by these dangerous and discredited practices.

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