Category: Professional Advocacy

VBPC Positions

Dear Debi: Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center prides itself on being an equalemployment opportunity employer, but discriminates against licensedprofessional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists inits emp ...

Advocacy Update – Federal Recognition of Professional Counselors

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently informed NBCC that it has indefinitely postponed the creation of a federal occupational series for professional counselors. NBCC responded immediately and sought congressional assistance.

An occupational series is a government classification that establishes the minimum qualifications for federal employees and authorizes agency-wide employment. A series is necessary to ensure the federal government employs counselors in positions that reflect their education, training and scope of practice.

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December 29, 2011 Virginia Board of CounselingPerimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico Virginia 23233-1463 Dear Board Members:   TRICARE recently amended its standards to allow for independent practic ...


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