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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10/26/19  12:01 am
Commenter: Sharon Watson, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, NCC, ACS

In Favor and continuing to correct errors.

In response to a recent response: residents ARE allowed to have a private practice and a business name because that is not addressed in the regulations.  It's mixing apples with oranges to argue whether or not this should be true and has nothing to do with this petition regarding residents accepting payment.  It's also complicating matters expecting a graduate should first work in an exempt setting or private practice because that is NOT required by the regulations.  It's also inaccurate to make the assumption that licensed clinicians are better than residents.  If that were true there would be no need for multiple disciplinary actions against licensed clinicians in Virginia.

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