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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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  8:27 pm
Commenter: Vivian Morgan, MS,LCPC, Psychotherapist in Private Practice in MD

Opposed to CACREP only counseling certification

I am strongly opposed to the CACREP only movement.  There are many competent and compassionate counselors who have graduated from Non-CACREP Colleges and Universities with skills that are helpful to many people, myself included.  My opinion is that the CACREP movement is designed to funnel prospective students into universitites who comply with the standards of CACREP for marketing purposes. CACREP certification does not elevate the level and ability of counselors, it segregates the field and unfairly punishes those from non-CACREP schools, who have an array of talent and abilities to offer and help others. 


Vivian Morgan, MS, LCPC

Psychotherapist to Children, Adolescents, and Families

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