Scope of Practice for Couples and Families
Per the BBS, counselors who would like to assess and treat couples and families or supervise Marriage and Family Therapist Associates should include 500 hours of supervised practice with couples, families and children in their internship. These hours must be under the supervision of a LMFT or a LPCC who has met these extra requirements. Learn More about the requirements.
Logging CFC Hours
Your couples, families and children hours are logged as a subset of your individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and telephone counseling hours. After entering hours in each of these categories simply indicate how many of the hours were with children, families or couples. In the example below 5 individual psychotherapy hours are logged and 1 is entered in the Individual Psychotherapy with Children category. This indicates that of the 5 individual psychotherapy hours, 1 of them was with children.
Viewing your Progress
To view your progress toward the 500 hour requirement click the Reports & Forms tab and scroll to the bottom of your Summary Report. Here you can see the total number of CFC hours you have logged. Both your recorded and valid CFC hours are reported. The valid hours are hours that were logged in a week where you logged at least 1 unit of supervision.
TrackYourHours is programmed with all of the BBS regulations and analyzes the hours that you log and generates an alert whenever there is an issue. The following is a list of all of the potential alerts for LPCC Interns: Continue reading
The BBS recently (Nov 2014 meeting) discussed new experience requirements for LPCC candidates. Please note that the BBS has not yet released minutes from the meeting and the information below is based on the discussion that occured at the November meeting as well as documents that were released prior to the meeting. The BBS has indicated that there will be a two year phase-in of the requirements. If you will be completing your hours within the next 2 to 2 1/2 years it is very unlikely that these new requirements will impact you (the exact timing of implementation has not yet been announced). Continue reading
Per the BBS, “Professional clinical counseling” does not include the assessment or treatment of couples or families unless the professional clinical counselor has completed all of the following: