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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4/13/24  2:22 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Supervision Hours

The reduction in hours of direct client-contact to be more in line with comparable state's requirements makes sense. However, I disagree with the need to change the structure of supervision requirements. Residents typically have access to at least once per week, but often if a resident is only pursuing licensure at part-time rates, then supervision once per week does not make financial sense for either the resident or the supervisor if it is included in an employment contract. The full 200 hours could potentially be reduced. However, that conversation is much more nuanced than simply removing the overall requirement. 

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