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Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
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 Comment Title  Commenter
Strongly oppose Jess Balk-Huffines, LCPC  4/2/22  11:26 am
Strongly Oppose Kublai Duhart LCPC  4/1/22  11:39 pm
In support Ashley Laws  4/1/22  10:53 pm
Strongly oppose Amber Pope, PhD, LPC, LMHC  4/1/22  9:04 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121069)  4/1/22  8:44 pm
Strongly support Anonymous (121068)  4/1/22  7:45 pm
Strongly Support Anonymous, LPC  4/1/22  7:43 pm
Strongly support Anonymous (121066)  4/1/22  7:42 pm
Oppose CACREP Regulation Anonymous (121065)  4/1/22  5:23 pm
Strongly oppose Anthony Isacco, PhD Chatham University  4/1/22  4:58 pm
Strongly oppose Lara Heflin, New Mexico Highlands University  4/1/22  4:53 pm
Strongly oppose Society of Counseling Psychology, via Kimberly Howard  4/1/22  3:07 pm
strongly oppose Lara Peter, Congruent Counseling  4/1/22  2:09 pm
Strongly Support Anita Neuer Colburn  4/1/22  1:29 pm
Strongly support Donna Gibson  4/1/22  11:50 am
Strongly opposed to this legislation and strongly support COMPACT. We need more available counselors Pat Doane  3/31/22  9:21 pm
Strongly support. Spencer Niles  3/31/22  7:02 pm
Strongly Oppose Linda Bacheller, PsyD, JD  3/31/22  5:48 pm
Strongly Oppose NVLPC, the Virginia Chapter of AMHCA  3/31/22  4:04 pm
licensure in VA Sandra Navarra  3/31/22  2:58 pm
Opposed Donna Carson  3/31/22  2:06 pm
Oppose Julie Kraus, LCPC  3/31/22  1:13 pm
Increase Access to Mental Health Services. Caitlin Cordial, LGPC, B'Well Counseling Services  3/31/22  1:01 pm
Strongly Oppose Samantha Klunk-Nduura, LCPC  3/31/22  12:42 pm
Strongly Oppose Amy Rottier, CCS  3/31/22  12:36 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121041)  3/31/22  12:36 pm
Support for the Counseling Compact Dr. Pamela Rice  3/31/22  12:25 pm
Strongly Opposed--Do not severely reduce/limit the number of licensed professionals available!! Marie Aleman  3/31/22  12:21 pm
Strongly Oppose Crystal Hank, Psy.D., LCP, The Citadel  3/31/22  10:53 am
Oppose Anonymous (121037)  3/31/22  9:31 am
Oppose Anonymous (121036)  3/31/22  9:21 am
Oppose the legislation - unequal and restriction of trade Anonymous (121035)  3/31/22  9:14 am
Oppose this Legislation L Parker  3/31/22  9:02 am
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121033)  3/31/22  8:40 am
Strongly Opposed Jamey Leeanne Rislin, PhD, LCSW, MSW  3/31/22  3:11 am
Opposed Anonymous (121030)  3/30/22  11:23 pm
Strongly Opposed Beverly Smith, PhD, LPC (AMHCA President & Interim CEO)  3/30/22  10:40 pm
Strongly Oppose Michael Misterka, LCSW-C  3/30/22  9:52 pm
Oppose- The shortage of providers is already too problematic to further limit ability to access care Montgomery County Counseling Center  3/30/22  9:07 pm
CACREP requirement- strongly oppose Gregory Smith, LCPC  3/30/22  8:45 pm
THIS ALREADY FAILED AND THIS IS A SNEAK ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE BY A NEW BOARD Michael Moates, MA, QBA, LBA, QMHP-T/R  3/30/22  8:44 pm
This is not right! Shannon Reed, LCPC  3/30/22  8:18 pm
Opposition from Global Institute for Behavior Practitioners and Examiners - Duplicate Discussion Michael Moates, MA, QBA, LBA, QMHP-T/R  3/30/22  8:08 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121017)  3/30/22  6:42 pm
Oppose Darryl Webster, LCPC  3/30/22  6:36 pm
Strongly oppose Anonymous (121015)  3/30/22  6:33 pm
Strongly oppose Elizabeth Barragato  3/30/22  5:54 pm
Strongly Oppose Michael Saferin-Reed, M.S. NCC LCPC (Maryland)  3/30/22  5:40 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121012)  3/30/22  5:33 pm
Opposed Elizabeth Gil, LCPC  3/30/22  5:01 pm
Strongly oppose Anonymous (121009)  3/30/22  4:58 pm
Strongly Oppose CACREP Licensing Restrictions Anonymous LPC  3/30/22  4:26 pm
Strongly oppose Anonymous (121005)  3/30/22  2:36 pm
Strongly Oppose Julie V. Battle, Ph.D.  3/30/22  2:00 pm
Strongly oppose Deparment of Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University  3/30/22  1:14 pm
Strongly Oppose Susan Woodhouse, Ph.D.  3/30/22  1:04 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (121000)  3/30/22  12:40 pm
Strongly Oppose: Please Do Not Restrict Mental Health Services Amy Moulton, LPC  3/30/22  12:12 pm
Strongly Oppose Meg Connor  3/30/22  11:59 am
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (120994)  3/30/22  11:36 am
Strongly Oppose Emily Bullock Yowell, PhD University of Southern Mississippi  3/30/22  11:33 am
OPPOSE Anonymous (120992)  3/30/22  9:40 am
Strongly Oppose CACREP Exclusivity Legislation Spring Oak Psychological Services  3/30/22  12:36 am
Strongly oppose Sue Motulsky, EdD, Lesley University  3/29/22  11:41 pm
Strongly Oppose Giovanna D  3/29/22  8:49 pm
Oppose CACREP only Meghan Maggitti  3/29/22  7:15 pm
Strongly Oppose Eve Adams  3/29/22  7:09 pm
oppose Margaret Fernan, LCPC  3/29/22  7:01 pm
Opposed Daniel Maurer  3/29/22  6:00 pm
Oppose Mary Wilbanks  3/29/22  4:41 pm
Strongly Oppose Marli Corbett  3/29/22  4:40 pm
cacrep is a company using regulatory capture to write itself into regulations for profit! Oppose! Anonymous (120980)  3/29/22  4:37 pm
Opposed Aaron Brager  3/29/22  4:23 pm
Strongly oppose CACREP only! Mollie Thorn  3/29/22  4:17 pm
Strongly Oppose Anonymous (120977)  3/29/22  4:01 pm
Oppose Anonymous (120976)  3/29/22  3:55 pm
Oppose Anonymous (120975)  3/29/22  3:55 pm
trongly oppose. This proposal does not protect the public. It limits access to treatment unnecessari Patricia J. Simpson, LCPC, C-IAYT  3/29/22  3:54 pm
Second submission, with correction Stephen Soldz, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis  3/29/22  3:36 pm
Opposing CACREP only! Jessica Morrell  3/29/22  3:16 pm
Object to CACREP Only Stephen Soldz, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis  3/29/22  3:05 pm
Opposition to monopolies and lack of evidence-based implications Dr William Sharp  3/29/22  2:50 pm
I oppose this, this would further decrease access to the critical mental health care folks need Nicole Johnson  3/29/22  2:29 pm
Strongly oppose - totally arbitrary distinction between CACREP and non CACREP Mega Gatewood  3/29/22  2:19 pm
CACREP requirement is ludicrous-strongly oppose Jay Farris  3/29/22  2:03 pm
Oppose Yitzchak Feldman, University of Baltimore  3/29/22  1:37 pm
During a mental health crisis we don't need arbitrary barriers put in place. LaShandra C. Oliver-Moshier  3/29/22  12:25 pm
Strongly oppose Healing Songs Therapy  3/29/22  12:24 pm
CACREP Legislation Courtenay Culp, LCPC, LPC Prior ED and Past President of LCPCM  3/29/22  12:08 pm
Oppose Katie Richard  3/29/22  11:59 am
Strongly Oppose Catherine Martin-Davis, LCPC  3/29/22  11:54 am
oppose CACREP regulation Kathleen Ferrara Lombardo MA, LCPC, Kathleen Ferrara Lombardo Counseling Se  3/29/22  11:49 am
Oppose the proposed regulations Angela Keck  3/29/22  11:36 am
Oppose Anonymous (120956)  3/29/22  11:29 am
Strongly Oppose Amy Price, MA, LCPC  3/29/22  11:27 am
CACREP Rgulations Anonymous (120954)  3/29/22  11:22 am
Strongly Oppose Karla Lawrence, LCPC, BC-TMH, CPC  3/29/22  11:19 am
I oppose this regulation Christen Elizabeth Dressel -LCPC, NCC, CCMHC  3/29/22  10:52 am
I oppose this regulation Christen Elizabeth Dressel  3/29/22  10:49 am
Strongly oppose Ruth Palmer, PhD, Eastern University  3/29/22  10:36 am
opposed FLERLAGE LCPC, LCADC  3/29/22  10:34 am
I oppose this regulation Anonymous (120947)  3/29/22  9:55 am
I strongly oppose this Ed Schultze  3/29/22  9:37 am
CACREP requirements proposal Susan Roistacher LCPC, LCPCM President  3/29/22  9:00 am
I oppose this regulation!!! Sharon S Rostosky  3/29/22  8:53 am
I oppose this legislation strongly mark Donovan  3/29/22  8:40 am
Strongly opposed to this non-traditional and harmful means of accrediting unprepared individuals Cathryn Hay, PhD  3/29/22  8:32 am
I strongly oppose the proposed regulations - Put the needs of clients FIRST. Noelle Benach, LCPC  3/29/22  7:59 am
Strongly Opposed Krissa Rouse, MA, LCPC  3/29/22  7:38 am
Strong opposition Melissa Ertl, PhD  3/29/22  12:23 am
Oppose legislation Simon Goldberg  3/28/22  11:08 pm
Oppose Cacrep monopoly Andy suth , Adler University  3/28/22  9:42 pm
Opposed Stephanie Woodrow, LPC, Owner of the National Anxiety and OCD Treatment Cen  3/28/22  9:41 pm
Please Strongly Oppose this CACREP Proposal Stephanie G. Carrera, PhD, LP  3/28/22  9:25 pm
Oppose Michael Gale, Ph.D.  3/28/22  8:20 pm
Strongly Oppose This Legislation Kevin N. Jenkins, LCPC  3/28/22  8:12 pm
Oppose CACREP Provision Anonymous (120928)  3/28/22  8:11 pm
CACREP Measure Carol Hallinan, LCPC  3/28/22  7:14 pm
OPPOSE LEGISLATION Anonymous (120926)  3/28/22  6:19 pm
Opposition to inequitable licensure Suzette L Nozick  3/28/22  5:42 pm
Oppose this Legislation + Support the Counseling Compact Instead - we are in crisis in Mental Health Susan Morgan Stork, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in MD, NM, DE  3/28/22  5:20 pm
Oppose the Legislation & Support the Counseling Compact Oppose the Legislation--Support the Counseling Compact  3/28/22  5:20 pm
Strongly Oppose Shantisse Mason, LCPC, LCADC  3/28/22  5:12 pm
Oppose this legislation Anonymous (120919)  3/28/22  5:05 pm
Oppose this Legislation. Support the Counseling Compact Instead Catherine D NUGENT  3/28/22  4:58 pm
This is a barrier to mental health access Anonymous (120917)  3/28/22  4:58 pm
Oppose this legislation, support the counseling compact Anonymous (120916)  3/28/22  4:39 pm
Opposed Legislation Anonymous (120915)  3/28/22  4:21 pm
Strongly oppose Michelle Schoonmaker, LCPC - private practice  3/28/22  4:15 pm
Strongly Opposed Rebecca M Schaffner  3/28/22  4:00 pm
Oppose this regulation and support Counseling Compact Wendy Meltzer, LPC  3/28/22  3:57 pm
Reg Amounts to Restraint of Trade, At Odds w/ FTC and DOD Recommendations, Unneceessary Boston College  3/28/22  3:53 pm
I oppose this proposal Michael R. Marshall  3/28/22  3:39 pm
Oppose Legislation Gabrielle Shirdon, LCPC  3/28/22  3:34 pm
counseling compact and reciprocity Debra Ament, LCPC  3/28/22  3:33 pm
Strongly Oppose Kayla Watson, University of Baltimore  3/28/22  3:31 pm
Not a good idea Pamela Almandrez  3/28/22  3:27 pm
Strongly Oppose Christopher Hall, LCPC  3/28/22  3:16 pm
Strongly oppose—inclusive policy is a necessity Anonymous (120903)  3/28/22  3:03 pm
Oppose this legislation, support the Counseling Compact instead Jeffrey Taulbee, LCPC, Wayfarer Counseling  3/28/22  2:34 pm
Oppose legislation Meghan Powers, LGPC  3/28/22  2:25 pm
Oppose Legislation L.R.  3/28/22  2:17 pm
Oppose this legislation Simone  3/28/22  2:10 pm
Oppose A. Vareschi  3/28/22  2:07 pm
Oppose this legislation Tamara Kintzer, NCC, LCPC  3/28/22  1:59 pm
Oppose this legislation Brooke Rappaport  3/28/22  1:17 pm
Legislation is contrary to public need: Oppose Mary O'Leary Wiley, PhD  3/28/22  12:39 pm
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ? 20] Rosie Phillips Davis  3/28/22  12:32 pm
OPPOSE this legislation! Anonymous (120892)  3/28/22  12:30 pm
OPPOSE proposed regulatory change regarding licensure by endorsement Katharine Shaffer, PhD  3/28/22  11:44 am
In Opposition Jennifer M. Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Training Director  3/28/22  11:40 am
Discriminatory CACREP Proposal Robert A. Byrom Jr., PhD  3/28/22  11:36 am
Opposed to proposed requirements for licensed counselors Nathan Grant Smith, Ph.D.  3/28/22  11:02 am
Opposition Déja Fitzgerald, M.Ed.  3/28/22  10:51 am
In Opposition Timothy Melchert  3/28/22  10:28 am
Oppose this baseless and prejudicial regulation Sally S  3/28/22  10:20 am
Oppose proposed legislation requiring non-CACREP counselors to obtain 7 more years of experience Alex Fietzer, PhD  3/28/22  10:18 am
OPPOSE Lynn Gilman  3/28/22  10:07 am
Oppose this discriminatory regulatory action Joseph Hammer, PhD, LP  3/28/22  10:00 am
Opposition Anonymous (120878)  3/28/22  9:52 am
IN OPPOSITION Jessica Martin, PhD; University at Albany-SUNY  3/28/22  9:49 am
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ? 20] Sr. Catherine Waters, OP, PhD, Professor Emerita, Caldwell University, Cald  3/27/22  3:20 pm
You're Making the Mental Health Crisis Worse Autumn Boyle, University of Baltimore  3/25/22  10:12 pm
In Opposition of the Differential Treatment Suggested in the Proposal Azara Santiago Rivera, Ph.D.  3/25/22  5:08 pm
Of all times to restict license portability... Avi Pear - University of Baltimore  3/25/22  5:04 pm
Vote against this regulation! Janice C Lang, LCPC  3/25/22  11:16 am
No empirical evidence to support an additional 7 years of experience for non-CACREP graduates Pamela Foley, Ph.D., Seton Hall University  3/25/22  9:44 am
Inclusive Licensure Requirements are a Necessity Mary Ammon, University of Baltimore  3/24/22  5:44 pm
Please do not support this legislation Bryan Kim, Ph.D., LMHC  3/24/22  5:22 pm
CACREP Discriminatory Practices Ashley Simon - University of Baltimore  3/24/22  5:01 pm
Stop the CACREP Monopoly Debra Mollen  3/24/22  4:51 pm
Inequitable Licensure Practices Dr. Jody Kulstad  3/24/22  3:16 pm
Urge Counseling Compact Vs. CACREP Anonymous (120859)  3/24/22  2:50 pm
Oppose current proposal--violation of licensure inclusivity Courtney Gasser, Ph.D., L.P., N.C.C.  3/24/22  2:20 pm
CACREP DISCRIMINATION Anonymous (120857)  3/24/22  2:18 pm
Unsupported distinction creating unnecessary inequity Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.  3/24/22  2:07 pm
Another attempted grab by CACREP Jairo Fuertes, PHD  3/24/22  1:24 pm
Urge "Counseling Compact" vs. CACREP Clayton Maguire, LPC LMFT  3/24/22  12:21 pm
Cacrep is nothing special Nick  3/24/22  12:52 am
Opposition to inequitable licensure by endoresment proposal Peggy Brady-Amoon, PhD, LPC, Alliance for Professional Counselors  3/23/22  9:34 pm
Differentiation of CACREP versus Non-CACREP Counselors Not Equitable or Evidence Based Larry Epp, Ed.D., a Past President, LCPCM  3/23/22  8:42 am
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