Lawmakers want to ban “conversion therapy” for minors – what’s a therapist’s take?

    New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace plans to introduce legislation that would ban a controversial practice known as “conversion or reparative therapy” for minors. This approach is aimed at changing people’s sexual orientation from being gay to being straight. Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs has announced she will introduce a similar bill in her state. A similar measure recently passed the California State Assembly.

    What’s a therapist’s take on this? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott asks psychologist Dan Gottlieb to weigh in.



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