Originally Posted by Therapist4Chnge
Just to be clear...she is licensed at the master's level and is practicing as an LPC? I want that to be clear because you have a way of confusing details in regard to training and scope of practice, which can be misleading to students not familiar with the VA requirements, which I have included below.
If she was hired as a psychologist....the VA would not have been able to even consider her, let alone hire her because she did not meet MULTIPLE VA requirements, all of which would have screened her out before even making it to an interview.
She works in some sort of Family reintegration program for the VA. Although she was certified in England to practice clinical psychology at the doctoral level and worked for some 30 odd years before moving to the States, she was not willing to put in another 2-3 years for respecialization and she decided to work for the VA with the LPC. She was working for the VA when she was trying to get her license transfered to the USA. Her area of specialization was considered a need area and there was a shortage of staff at that time, so she was hired on probationary status while sorting out her licensure status in the USA. Some of the foreign trained MD doctors have similar problems in having their license transfer to the USA.