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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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6/19/15  2:00 pm
Commenter: Maria Riva, University of Denver

Strongly Oppose

I strongly oppose the restriction that would only endorse CACREP programs in this state or any state. Although suggested, there is absolutely no research to support that CACREP programs produce better students than other non-CACREP programs. This is not at all a good idea for the mental health community who needs more professional, ethical, and competent counselors. Programs across the country are training students who are skilled and competent and no evidence suggests that those from CACREP programs are more effective, more competent, more professional, or more ethical than those trained in programs not CACREP accredited.

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