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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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7/1/15  9:14 pm
Commenter: Ann Elliott, Radford University

Why exclude graduates from universities in Commonwealth that train master's level clinicians?

Since 1977, the Psychology Department at Radford University has trained highly qualified master’s level counselors. If the CACREP-only accreditation proposal is approved, then graduates from most psychology programs, including those from Radford University’s Clinical-Counseling Psychology Program, will no longer be license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Why would the licensing board approve a requirement that excludes graduates from high quality, but non-CACREP accredited programs such as Radford University and George Mason, from being eligible for the LPC in Virginia? 

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