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Agency
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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7/1/15  3:30 pm
Commenter: Carolyn Hawley, PhD VCU

OPPOSE
 

While CACREP is a good standard among counseling accrediting bodies, there is no empirical evidence demonstrating that counselors graduating from those programs have better outcomes than those from other good standards.  Thus I think it is a  huge disservice to limit otherwise qualified practitioners, particularly as it reduces much needed access to professional counseling services (even recent efforts for counseling within the military is shifting away from a CACREP only standard).

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