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  12:31 pm
Commenter: Dan Towery MA ThM LPC CSOTP

Regarding residents confirming the training of their supervisors

I am a trained LPC and CSOTP and have been practicing for about 12 years in the state of VA. For about 10 years I have supervised residents in counseling. I have my credentialling etc. on the VA Board of Counseling website - available for those who are searching for a supervisor of their residency. I do NOT favor the board allowing residents to demand that their supervisor has completed the requirements for becoming a supervisor of residents in this state. I have completed all that training and it is listed on the board web site for the residents to view. I have no desire to add that additional responsibility to my plate. If for some reason the potential resident has a question - let them inquire of the board if the supervisor has completed the training  requirements. If the board had not already verified the supervisor met the training requirements, why would their name be listed on the board of counseling website in the first place? Thank you.

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