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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]
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4/4/17  6:01 pm
Commenter: V.H.

Please accept residency and supervision hours from CACREP accredited Doctoral counseling programs.

I support this peition.  Based on the board's acceptance of hours in a master’s program, a doctoral level program is post grad and provides more extensive clinical work, experience, and supervision. Doctoral Level Counseling Programs that adhere to the following CACREP guidelines are stricter than the Master’s level program and are carefully overseen by licensed professors and supervisors with NCC and ACS credentials. Additionally, within the Master’s level internship course, students are not obligated to register their supervisors and those hours are counted in access of 600 hours with the acceptance of 20 supervision hours if the supervisor is a LPC. With the increase of CACREP accredited doctoral counseling and counseling education programs, this new rule would address the students’ unique clinical experience and acknowledge their commitment to the counseling profession and community.



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