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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4/30/24  7:44 am
Commenter: Jill A. Hagen, LPC, LSATP

Lower standards?

I have been in the counseling field since 1974. I have always found that extensive supervision and practice makes for better service. Reducing minimums of residency and supervison will likely result in decrease in skills and increase in major oversights on the part of the Counselor. Having taught and supervised Counselors (both paraprofessional and graduate level),  they are usually under prepared for the hard and sensitive work even at the current required levels. I have always been concerned that residents only need to meet minimum standards. Reducing requirements will result in deaths and LPC status undermined. 

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