Category Archives: Licensure FAQs (California LPCC)

Proposed Amendment to AB-462 April 2021

Assembly Bill 462 (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act) is currently making its way through the legislative process. If the bill passes through the legislature and is signed by the Governor, APCCs will no longer be required to meet additional requirements in order to expand their scope of practice to assess or treat couples or families as LPCCs. In addition, APCCs would no longer be required to log 150 hours of experience in a hospital or community mental health setting.  We will post updates as additional information is released.

The amendment proposes the following changes to AB-462.

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Reminder – Title Change for Interns

This is a reminder that that effective January 1, 2018 the Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Interns will be referred to as “Associate Marriage and Family Therapists” or “Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists,” and Professional Clinical Counselor Interns will be referred to as “Associate Professional Clinical Counselors” or “Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselors.”  You may NOT use the new titles prior to January 1, 2018.  You can learn more by reading this FAQ from the BBS.

Title Changes for MFT Registered Interns and Professional Clinical Counselor Interns

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) recently announced that effective January 1, 2018, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Interns will be referred to as “Associate Marriage and Family Therapists” or “Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists,” and Professional Clinical Counselor Interns will be referred to as “Associate Professional Clinical Counselors” or “Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselors.”

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