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Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK - MoU2


The British Association of Dramatherapists became a signatory of this Memorandum in the Summer of 2019 and is therefore in support of its main purpose: to protect the public through the unequivocal commitment to oppose, condemn, and end practices of ‘conversion therapy’ in the UK.

Practices of ‘conversion therapy’ pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression are unethical and harmful.

The British Association of Dramatherapists commits to the ethical implementation of measures that will enable practitioners to:

  • Access and receive adequate knowledge that promotes understanding of the broad spectrum of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, at every stage of their professional development
  • Challenge any agenda which favours one sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression as preferable over other gender and sexual diversities

As a professional association, we look to support and encourage our clinicians in their continuous learning and professional development in line with the Memorandum.

The latest version of the MoU2 can be found HERE

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The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) is the professional body for Dramatherapists in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1977, is formally constituted with Officers and an Executive Committee and has its own Code of Practice. BADth has the legal status of a non-profit-making company, limited by guarantee. Currently, it does not have charitable status. Through the work of its executive officers, sub-committees and individual members, it represents Dramatherapists' interests in numerous ways: for example, with employing authorities, government departments, professional bodies and the media.