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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5/8/24  7:12 am
Commenter: Another concerned Resident

Full Support

Please consider these changes at least in part, if not all.  Some providers don’t keep up with the changes in the field and industry and this evident in the comments. We are on the brink of the counseling compact. Other providers licensed in other states will be able to practice in VA with the rules of the compact. Are we going to gatekeep this as well because their requirements didn’t ours. Thats just one update. It’s time to review this. I understand there are providers who had to do 8,000 hours for licensure 20 years ago, but we’ve got more education, better theoretical perspectives and training now. For goodness sake, look at the strides we’ve taking in trauma therapy over the past 20 years. The field is evolving. Please review this for change. Thank you. 

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