What is Therapeutic Harm?
Aversion: Using any technique that involves inflicting physical pain or physical discomfort on a client (e.g. electroshock, drugs to induce nausea, physical restraint, etc.) for the purpose of altering a client's sexual attractions, feelings, behaviors or orientation or gender perception.
Coercion: Compelling any mental health treatment by use of threats, force, or rejection, or intentionally creating feelings of obligation through a display of anger or hurt by a person whom the client loves or respects.
Conversion: Any mental health treatment related to sexual attractions, feelings, behaviors or orientation in which a therapist takes or advocates a position that is either affirming or negative with respect to the client’s sexual attractions, feelings, orientation, or lawful and medically safe behaviors. It is any mental health therapy that fails to respect client self-determination.