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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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6/18/15  10:56 am
Commenter: Douglas Lang

OPPOSE CACREP-Only Regulations

While there is nothing wrong with degrees from CACREP institutions, Virginia should not limit its most vulnerable constituents - those who need mental health support - to only this small cadre of professionals.  To do so would harm those Virginians who need help by limiting access to care - there are not enough of CACREP certified practitioners.  It would also be a disservice to Virginia’s economy in this market; there are plenty of highly qualified mental health practitioners in the counseling community who will need to establish businesses on the other side of the Potomac.

Vote no for CACREP-only.

CommentID: 40260