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.
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.”
The BBS has released information about new scope of practice requirements for LPCCs and PCC Interns who wish to treat treat couples and families. These new requirements will go into effect January 1, 2017. Read More
How to request confirmation of approval to assess or treat couples and families