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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/2/15  5:40 pm
Commenter: Cris Cannon, D.Min., LPC-MHSP,CCMHC, ACS

Strongly Opposed

There is no evidence that CACREP programs produce a "better" or more effectual counselor than a non-CACREP program.  To make CACREP the "standard" is ridiculous.  I have clinically supervised people in TN who have moved to VA and have added their value to the people of the Commonwealth.  NONE were CACREP grads; ALL are excellent counselors.  It is interesting to see a state elevate an accreditation agency over its own power and reason.  If I were a Virginian, I'd be livid for that reason alone, whether I was a counselor or not.

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