Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 195
Petition Information
Petition Title Acceptance of clinical-counseling psychology degree for licensure
Date Filed 10/15/2013    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jeffrey Chase 
Petitioner's Request

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.

Agency's Plan

 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 Began 11/4/2013    Ended 12/4/2013
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 10/15/2013
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 11/4/2013     Volume: 30  Issue: 5
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 5/14/2014
Decision Publication Date Published on: 6/16/2014     Volume: 30  Issue: 21
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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, 23233
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