Arkansas’ counseling law reveals Pandora’s box of religious objections
The rule will allow counselors and therapists to refer a patient to someone else over sincerely held “ethical, moral or religious principles.”
Tennessee senate: OK to deny counseling to LGBT patients due to religious beliefs
Opponents argued that counselors shouldn’t be allowed to deny treatment of people in crisis because they are gay, transgender or practice a different religion.
Move over, ‘Dear Abby.’ ‘Ask Dr. Darcy’ is straight talk for the gay community
Have you ever had a question on which you needed straight-shooting, professional advice? Dr. Darcy Sterling, a licensed clinical social worker based in the SoHo section of New York City, dishes up just that on a regular basis through her blog, YouTube channel, and her work with her wife, Stephanie Sterling, at Alternatives Counseling.
Tenn. bill would permit student counselors to reject clients based on religious beliefs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A former Tennessee state lawmaker turned anti-gay activist has helped draft a bill in the state legislature that would allow graduate student counselors to reject clients based on religious beliefs.
Michigan bill would allow counseling students to refuse LGBT patients
Last week, extremists in the Michigan Legislature made passage of House Bill 5040, or what I like to call the “First Do Harm” bill, a major priority before breaking for the summer. The bill would prohibit public colleges and universities from disciplining students participating in counseling, social work and psychology programs who refuse treatment to a patient based on the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity, if it is motivated by a “sincerely held religious belief.”