Virginia is currently fighting off proposed new licensing regulations that would restrict new counselors to graduates of CACREP accredited programs.
This is a highly complex matter and their are several good things about CACREP standards. The problems include exclusion of equally excellent trained counselors from other sources and the arbitrary loss to the public of badly needed counselors just as counseling needs soar.
Currently, the Virginia Board is taking comments through 7/1/15 about their proposed CACREP-only licensing rules. Please follow this link to make your opposition apparent:
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