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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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6/8/15  5:53 pm
Commenter: Jessica Branch, LCPC

Strongly Oppose CACREP only restriction!

I am an LCPC in Maryland and a LPC in Virginia.  To limit licensure to CACREP programs does not make sense since so many of us are practicing well with degrees from non-CACREP schools.  The school program does not affect the quality of the counseling practice.

Please consider the losses of good counselors that would be experienced if a CACREP only restriction is imposed.  Many folks would lose current access to quality mental health services in these states.

Thank you,

Jessica Branch, LCPC, LPC

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