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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  7:39 pm
Commenter: Thomas Field

Strongly in favor of CACREP educational requirement

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia (#0701005508) in good standing, who graduated from two Virginia professional counseling programs (Lynchburg College, James Madison University), I strongly support the proposal to require CACREP accreditation as a requirement for meeting the educational standards of licensure. The generous grandparenting provision gives all programs in VA time to move towards CACREP accreditation, in a State that has a proponderence of CACREP accredited programs.  I believe this decision strengthens the profession of counseling in Virginia.  CACREP Standards were created by professional counselors, for professional counselors.   

Bravo for taking this step forward!

Thom Field, PhD, NCC, LPC (VA)



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