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The Virginia Board of Counseling Regulatory Committee is receiving public comments regarding the amendment of statute 18 va 115-20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling. It proposes a seven year phase-out of licensure from non-CACREP programs. This could affect the ability of art therapists and other health professions from receiving a Licensed Professional Counseling license in the state of Virginia.

VATA strongly urges you to respond to this immediately as the comment period ends on July 1, 2015.  .  You may write to Jaime Hoyle, Acting Executive Director ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), with a CC to Elaine Yeatts, Sr. Policy Analyst ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), and Jennifer Lang, Deputy Executive Director ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

During the September, 2014 Rulemaking it was noted that the comments posted online were read to the Board of Counseling, while the letters written by Art Therapists were largely ignored. Because of this we urge you to additionally go directly to the town hall site and respond there: http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm . Find the appropriate forum for policy 18 va 115-20. PLEASE DO BOTH! You may adapt the letter below, remembering that personal information is best.


Thank You,

Virginia Art Therapy Association Board

 

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Click HERE to view the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

 

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P.O. Box 17553
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