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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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6/13/15  2:11 pm
Commenter: Abbey Knox, MA, LMHC, NCC; DoD, USMC-MCCS


This exclusive proposal denies access to highly educated and experienced clinicians. CACREP requirements in no way produce a higher quality clinician. It does put seasoned professionals out of business and reduce the number of qualified healthcare providers greatly.  There is already a shortage of qualified providers for the current need. (the majority of materials being taught are largely developed by non-CACREP professionals). It is ridiculous to believe that my 3+ years of graduate study, 18 years of experience, CE's through workshops and seminars would not allow me the status of LPC with the rights granted through that qualification? Why would a program increasing unemployment even be considered? Perhaps every attorney, psychologist, physician, etc should be required to have matriculated from an Ivy league graduate program to be seen as a qualified professional and allowed to practice their profession? 

Are the Teamsters behind this CACREP movement by any chance?  

Stop the madness!!

Abbey Knox, MA, LMHC, NCC


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