Bill passed Indiana - No License required for Conversion Therapy Counseling


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Aug 28, 2023
The State of Indiana passed a bill so that faith based counselors would not be required to get a license in order to give counseling for conversion therapy. There was a lot of back and forth battling between not only the politicians, but also churches who provide counseling based upon faith.

What do you think about this type of bill being passed?

Indiana, United States
How bizarre that you'd need a permit for other types of therapy, but this one goes unchecked. Maybe it's because it's seen as pseudoscience that isn't genuine therapy. It still seems unfair, because legitimate businesses and professionals must follow the permitting rules.
By exempting faith-based counselors from licensing requirements, the state appears to be legitimizing a practice that goes against established principles of mental health and human rights. Licensing requirements are in place to ensure that counselors adhere to ethical standards, use evidence-based practices, and prioritize the well-being of their clients. Exempting a specific group from these requirements raises ethical questions and may compromise the safety and effectiveness of counseling services.