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  2:11 pm
Commenter: Leah Tharp

Strongly Support Changes

I am in full support of making changes to the LPC training requirements. I believe that with CACREP standards, we are entering residency well equipped and are becoming ready for full licensure sooner as a result. By bringing Virginia more in line with other states, we would be  acknowledging the hard work of Virginia residents without compromising the integrity of the training piece. I am in support of 3,000 total hours, 1500 face to face, and 100 supervision hours. I am surrounded by competent residents who are ready for licensure but are forced to continue as a resident due to the outdated number of hours needed currently. Not to mention that shortening these requirements will ease a financial burden on residents! 

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