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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  5:48 pm
Commenter: Anthony S. Parente, Loyola University

Strongly Opposed to CACREP ONLY Exclusion of Competent Professional Counselors

This type of legislation is an injustice to the general public. By limiting the counseling profession to CACREP only graduates many individuals and families will be denied mental health and addiction services. Pschology program graduates make up a large proportion of the counseling profession. Their training, supervision and professional development is equal to or superior to cacrep programs. At a time when the demand for serices is at an all time high and on the rise it is unfortunate that an organization would work toward limiting access to treatment without merit. 

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, NCGC I

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