Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners [18 VAC 115 ‑ 60]
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6/9/20  10:40 pm
Commenter: Nicole Jordan, LCSW


I am fully in favor of LCSWs being afforded a similar opportunity as LPCs, to waive the examination and be endorsed for LSATP. The Board of Counseling already outlines the path to endorsement to include training, education and experience working in substance abuse treatment. Many LCSWs DO work in the substance abuse field and are recognized by many insurance networks without the credential. LCSWs are still guided by ethical code to practice within our scope of expertise which would still require us to be trained and educated prior to providing services to this population. 

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