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  3:41 pm
Commenter: Dana Loew

So-called "conversion therapy"

 So-called "conversion therapy" is a deceptive practice that uses shame as a means to attempt to change an individual's same gender attraction to an opposite gender attraction. This may appear to succeed in a few cases but the results are temporary as a few individuals may act as if attracted to the opposte gender in order to end the so-called therapy and/or be temporarily under a hypnotic type effect on a temporary basis. Thus so-called conversion therapy is fraud that will lead to financial loss and may lead to depression and suicide attempts, and thus should be banned. Thankyou for your consideration.


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