Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Action Reduction in CE requirement for supervisors
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 7/24/2019
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7/9/19  12:47 pm
Commenter: Mary Henslee

Oppose Proposed Regulatory Changes in Supervision CE

The proposed regulatory changes to reduce continuing education requirements for supervisors would constitute a "lowering of the bar" for the profession, the care of clients, and the skills of clinicians. Supervisors are responsible for the highest level of clinical training prior to independent practice, and our clinicians deserve competency. To reduce supervisors' CEU hours and then excuse them from further organized learning seems inherently, professionally careless.

The practice of social work is reflective of our changing neighborhoods, cultures, and world, and as such, should accurately reflect those changes. To permit any supervisor to opt out of staying current in the field is putting our clients at risk due to competency issues.


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