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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  11:04 am
Commenter: Timothy Janikowski, University at Buffalo - SUNY

Oppose limiting counseling practice to only CACREP accredited programs

There are no research studies or hard data that demonstrates the superiority of graduates of CACREP accredited program graduates in comparison to graduates from non-CACREP accredited programs.  There are many excellent counselor preparation programs that are not CACREP accredited.  Clearly standards and competencies are required for professional counseling practice, but to argue that CACREP is the sole arbiter of those standards is incredibly myopic.  Further, the restriction of counseling practice to CACREP program graduates only may be construed as restraint of trade.

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