Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy [18 VAC 115 ‑ 50]
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8/28/12  2:32 pm
Commenter: Kelsey Myers, MS, Resident MFT

Support for Petition

I would like to add my support for this petition. I am a current resident in MFT and feel strongly that improvements need to be made to address the efficiency, consistency and clarity with which the board conducts and upholds policies and procedures. The level of unnecessary (and clinically irrelevant) anxiety and frustration that meets residents throughout the licensure/supervision process is very disheartening. Unfortunately, I have very talented colleagues who have chosen other professions and pathways as a result of the difficulties encountered in the process of working with the board. My concern is that our field is actively losing qualified associates due to procedural and policy issues that could and should be remedied. I would ask that the board please consider the valuable input of my colleagues in considering changes that may be made to increase opportunities for new clinicians in our field. Thank you for your consideration. 


Kelsey Myers, MS

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