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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Counseling
 
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/8/15  2:48 pm
Commenter: Cindy Cisneros, Commercial Insurance Care Coordinator and Therapist

STRONGLY OPPOSE CACREP ONLY REGULATION
 

I am a mental health professional licensed in Maryland and working to expand my licensure into other states as I work for a national mental health company coordinating behavioral health care.  I have practiced in the field for 6 years as an LCPC.  I have spent several years supervising and managing other LC and LGPC's and SW's in the state of MD, from both CACREP and non-CACREP programs.  Many programs here in MD produce excellent clinicians without the CACREP credential in the education - this new regulation would is penalize retroactively many competant and capable professionals which will serve to only further reduce the already critically low number of licensed clinicians in a climate with an ever growing need for mental health providers.  I strongly oppose this change.

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