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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6/14/15  8:19 pm
Commenter: Sweska Basnet, Graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University

Strongly oppose to CACREP only requirement

I strongly oppose the proposal to require CACREP accreditation as a requirement for meeting the educational standards for licensure. In a time of integrated care and rising mental health needs, mental health providers are called to work together for the good of the public’s health needs. I strongly recommend that the Commonwealth of Virginia not approve this change. I strongly believe that Virginians will be best served by a diverse body of LPCs, and not only those with degrees from programs affiliated with CACREP. This exclusive proposal denies access to highly educated and experienced clinicians

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