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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7/22/22  4:15 pm
Commenter: Anonymous


I am in agreement to allow Residence to sign their name as LPC-R. As someone who is in the hospital often seeing clients the term "Resident" sounds as if someone is in the medical field. It is very confusing for clients and I have had countless clients express this confusion. A Resident has been through a lengthy educational process, has obtained months of internship, and deserve the respect to have a title that all understand. Most of these Residence have been in the field for years. The title of "Resident" causes clients to assume that someone is uneducated in counseling. Many of the clients I see think that a Resident is either in a medical residency or is an undergrad student who have not yet obtained a BS or BA degree.  

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