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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8/29/12  4:00 pm

In support

I would recommend a resource for potential residents to be able  to access a listing of supervisors qualified and willing to provide licensure supervision that is accessible to potential applicants.  It could be maintained by the DHP, or perhaps coordinated with another agency such as the Virginia Counseling Association with a reference link on the DHP website for supervisees to find easily.

NASW offers a listing of this sort for those seeking LCSW supervision, however, having a reference link from DHP website (for each profession) would make it easier for people to know about it.

Especially for those in rural areas, that have the most need for more people to become licensed and register for supervision to fill a missing need, access to qualified supervisors willing to take on additional supervisees would assist with the need of clients and supervisees.  The DHP license lookup feature identifies names of licensed people by city, but not address or phone number, whether they are qualified to supervise or willing to take on supervisees.  The DHP could better fill clients' needs by assisting with coordination with a link to a supervision list for potential residents, if not providing the list themselves.

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