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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5/1/24  1:23 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Maintain standards

I agree that the 200 hour requirement for supervision can be challenging to meet within a reasonable timeframe if you consider 1 hour of weekly supervision over the course of residency. Lowering the required hours of supervision makes sense to me. 

Lowering the required hours of client contact however, makes no sense to me given how much there is to master over the course of a residency to truly serve various client populations well. Over the 20+ years that I have been in the field I have seen the complexity of the issues clients are presenting with only grow and being thoroughly trained and equipped to work with these clients is essential for those who want to be mental health counselors. 

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