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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals [18 VAC 115 ‑ 80]
Action Initial regulations for registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/5/2019
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3/4/19  1:29 pm
Commenter: Christiana Santos

Regulations for QMHP

The regulations that require 1500 hours of supervision are the main area of concern for me as an occupational therapist. I work in outpatient therapy, and know of no other health professional who is available to directly supervise me on a daily basis in order to obtain these hours. I would also not be able to pay them for these hours, and therefore I have no idea how I could motivate someone to come to my setting to actively supervise me. I am unable to practice in any other location to acheive these hours, because my work hours are set. The training and supervision we receive on Fieldwork Level 2 (6 months total) during our eduction (Masters level) should qualify us for this title. 

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