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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7/29/22  1:41 pm
Commenter: Arlene Malone

Strongly Against

To not repeat the sentiments of my colleagues who have argued against the approval of this petition, I am strongly against this petition and echo the concerns previously stated by my colleagues.  It is already confusing for consumers, and approving a title of LPC-R will only add to that confusion, primarily because the word "licensed" is included in the title, which would be an incorrect and misleading characterization of the credential of a resident in counseling.  I agree that another title would be clearer, such as Counselor-in-Training or Pre-Licensed Counselor, but that is not the petition at this point.  LPC-R is not the answer.

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