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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8/29/12  3:31 pm
Commenter: Lisa Rodgers

In support

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I applied to start supervision here in Virginia for both MFT and LPC since my masters is marriage and family therapy. I received a confirmation e-mail on May 8th 2012 stating they received my application. It was not until August 1st that I received a response to that application regarding eligibility which is almost 4 months. I know turn around time in other states I have lived is 30 days which should be sufficient. I also feel that during these 4 months of wait time the counselor should be able to start accruing the hours and should not be penalized due to the extraordinarily long time the board takes to process an application. At 40 hours per week for 4 months that's 640 hours that could be lost which is a shame since clinically valuable work is being completed and supervision given.
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