Revoke License of Therapist Who Reportedly Made False Child Abuse Accusations

Target: Howard Zucker, M.D., Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health

Goal: Revoke license of controversial therapist who allegedly falsely accused patient’s parents of child abuse.

A New York therapist allegedly made false child abuse accusations when a patient’s parents notified him that they would be cancelling their daughter’s future sessions with him. Gerald Schoenewolf is a controversial figure due to his reported practice of gay conversion therapy, which the girl’s parents were unaware of when they sent her to him; Schoenewolf allegedly overheard an argument between mother and daughter, prompting him to accuse both parents of abuse.

Conversion therapy for LGBT children has been discredited for years and is considered one of the most unethical therapy practices. Worse, Schoenewolf reportedly came under fire for racist comments 11 years ago; despite this and his alleged controversial practices, his license has yet to be revoked.

Making false abuse allegations against a person is a very serious crime. Regardless of what transpired between the girl and her parents, Schoenewolf’s alleged accusations toward the parents were uncalled for and unprofessional. Sign this petition to demand this man’s medical license be revoked immediately if the accusations are established.


Dear Commissioner Zucker,

Therapist Gerald Schoenewolf allegedly reported a patient’s parents to Child Services, falsely accusing them of child abuse when they decided to cancel the girl’s future sessions with him. This man has allegedly been practicing LGBT conversion therapy on children for years, despite conversion therapy being widely discredited and highly unethical. Despite his controversial reported actions, his practice remains in business.

False abuse claims are a serious crime, and Schoenewolf’s alleged actions were highly unprofessional. Victims Jeffrey and Sandra Alves were badly humiliated and angered by these false accusations. Furthermore, Schoenewolf was accused of racism 11 years back in addition to his reported belief in conversion therapy. This man should not be practicing medicine any longer, especially on minors. Revoke his license immediately if found responsible. Children and their parents deserve better than such unprofessional behavior and dehumanizing practices.


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One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    i didnt do conversion therapy except i have transformed my gender. so-called conversion therapy is not a medicine and its conersion torture. this is anti-lgbtq+ and its wrong. illegalize conversion therapy in this world

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