|Petition Title||Acceptance of clinical-counseling psychology degree for licensure|
|Date Filed||10/15/2013 [Transmittal Sheet]|
To amend definitions in section 10 and requirements for a degree program in counseling in section 49 to accept Master's degree graduates of a non-CACREP clinical-counseling psychology program.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on November 4, 2013 with comment requested until December 4, 2013. It will also be placed on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall and available for comments to be posted electronically.
At its first meeting following the close of comment, the Board will consider the request to amend regulations and all comment received in support or opposition.
|Comment Period||Ended 12/4/2013 154 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
While the members of the Board of Counseling expressed appreciation for the value of non-CACREP psychology programs, they did not agree that such programs have a counseling identity and focus. Therefore, they declined to amend the provisions of 18VAC115-20-49, which have been in effect since April of 2000. The Board suggested that the petitioner may want to direct his petition to the Board of Psychology for consideration of an amendment to its regulations.
|Name / Title:||Elaine Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4688 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|