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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6/10/20  2:58 pm
Commenter: Chandell Miller, LPC resident, CSAC, NCAC II, SAP, NDS, ADS

Totally Opposed

I am totally opposed to LSCW's receiving an LSATP license.  Social Work is not counseling nor is it substance abuse.  Please stop forcing the practice of social work into counseling now substance abuse.  There are many individuals with an educational background in substance abuse and counseling that would be more appropriately suited for the LSATP license.  

The substance abuse counseling community suffers enough from jobs in addiction slotted to social workers.  General practitioners (MD) do not perform surgery for a reason, it's not their specialty. 

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