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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5/3/24  10:46 am
Commenter: Student

Please change requirements

I am in support of the following:

  1. Reduce the total required residence hours from 3,400 to 3,000;
  2. Reduce residency client contact hours from 2,000 to 1,500; and
  3. Change supervision requirements from a minimum of 200 hours to a requirement for weekly supervision with no minimum.

Having received my master's in counseling, professional experience in the field and now taking three more courses to pursue my residency in the state of VA, the current requirements seem unnecessarily high.  If programs are CACREP approved students should be receiving the education and experience they need.  Graduate students also receive supervision during their 600 hours of internship.  

If requirements stay the same, supervision should be free and counselors in residency should be paid a livable salary. Thank you.

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