Conversion Therapy Bans

Conversion or reparative therapy is the discredited practice of using "therapy" to attempt to change someone's sexual orientation.The American Counseling Association opposes conversion therapy because it does not work, can cause harm, and violates our Code of Ethics. It is an attempt to treat something that is not a mental illness. 

Conversion therapy has been banned in California, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New Jersey, New Mexico, Connecticut, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, Maryland, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maine, and Washington DC. ACA will continue to support state legislation that bans this discredited practice.


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