Conversion “Therapy”: Arizona’s Battle Continues…

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The coolest, and most unique thing about the Pima County ordinance is that, unlike many similar ones around the country that target only the minority fraction of conversion “therapy” provders who (unfortunately) have a clinical license, this one doesn’t address who peddles this snake oil — it just says you can’t peddle the snake oil no matter who you are, and it’s irrelevant if you hold a license or not. This means that 100%, not < 30%, of the predatory people who harm youth and families like this are accountable.

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Excerpts from the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics. All six professions licensed by the two boards that oversee mental/behavioral health in Arizona have one, and they all demand we not cause harm.

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Halina Brooke

Therapist. Explorer. Anthro Nerd. Meaning-Maker. PhD student in Counselor Education & Supervision. halinabrooke.com & recoursecounseling.com