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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8/1/19  12:16 pm
Commenter: Ann Ellis

End the 'conversion therapy'

This conversion therapy is actually modern day torture and needs to stop now!

The lives and well-being of our LGBTQ are at stake here and this so called 'therapy'needs to end immediately. 

As an ally and a mother, the thought of a child being subjected to forceful control to change  the way they they identify as in gender or sexuality is cruel and dangerous practice.  This is not a lifestyle choice but a necessity/fundamental, and no-one (even a parent) should have a right to emotionally or physically attack or forcefully change one's right to decide who they are and in no way is this successful.   I cannot believe going forward into 2020 this is a conversation on the table up for debate.  Shameful.  

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