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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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7/1/15  4:17 pm
Commenter: Amy J Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University

In opposition...

At a time when the state and national need for accessible and qualified mental health services are paramount; without empirical evidence to support the supremacy of any particular accreditation body; with CHEA advocating academic quality of higher education programs; with ACA expanding eligibility for LPC ; with an established history of welcoming qualified individuals based on experience/supervision, knowledge/competency  and the passage of a professional examination… the rationale behind the Virginia Board’s push  to reduce/restrain a qualified, diverse and enriched counselor base in the state of Virginia is quite curious. At what cost to those highly qualified to provide services/supports and to those who are in need of such services/supports? I have read the comments provided and have been present during portions of this process. I concur with those voicing their opposition for the many informed reasons previously stated. 

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