Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Resident license
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 6/9/2021
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5/28/21  11:33 am
Commenter: Joshua Redding


As a recent LPC within the last 10 years, I fully support the ability of residents to be licensed in a restricted capacity to provide services. This measure will:

  1. Allow them to make a living wage upon graduating (many of us work in lower paying positions on the hope of free supervision)
  2. Make the profession more attractive
  3. Ensure that residents can afford quality clinical supervision
  4. Promote residents finding residencies in specialties they are passionate about so they don't become disenchanted and leave the profession. 

Overall, this is a win for our clients and public health as a whole. 

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