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  7:41 pm
Commenter: stephanie palmer

ban this practice now!

this practice is NOT therapy! Sexuality is not something that can be changed and putting children through this practice is simply cruel. This has been proven over and over again by study after study. The fact that the mental health community and many professional denounce this type of therapy alone should tell you all you need to know. If we don't ban this practice more and more children and young adults will be hurt and not just during the time they are in"therapy". Many of the people that have gone through this practice are permanently scarred for the rest of their lives and constantly struggle between what they have been told and who they really are. Please stop this from hurting more children and let them be who they are!

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