|Action||Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/1/2015|
As someone who graduated from a master's program (Counseling Psychology) from Columbia University (which is not CACREP accredited), I do find it completely discriminatory that I would no longer be able to work in an entire state based on this change for "Public clarity". You would, in fact, be limiting the resources of the people you are seeing to protect and help. I see that there is an option for those wishing to move to the state, but I honestly wouldn't want to move to an area in which the atmosphere would be hostile towards my background and credentials. It seems like this policy is only going to hurt those in our field and do nothing to help the public of Virginia.