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  9:10 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Partial Agreement

I am a current resident at the beginning of my residency. I support the first two items on the petition:

  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

I do not support the third change mentioned:

  1. Change supervision requirements from a minimum of 200 hours to a requirement for weekly supervision with no minimum.

The weekly requirement is too restrictive, especially for new residents who may not have many clients. I also suggest if contact hours are reduced supervision hours also be reflectively reduced.

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