LPCC Supervised Experience Requirements – Proposed Changes Nov 2014

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).  

Below is a summary of the new MFT requirements. The information is color coded as follows:
– Green = no change
– Blue = new requirement
– Red = requirement eliminated

MINIMUMS
Min 3,000 hours total (post-degree)
– Min 1,750 hours direct counseling with individuals, groups, couples or families
– Min 150 hours in a hospital or community mental health setting
– Min 104 weeks of supervised experience

MAXIMUMS
Max 1,250 hours of non-clinical practice
– direct supervisor contact (supervision)
– workshops, training and conferences
– client-centered advocacy
– administering & evaluating psych tests, writing clinical reports, progress or process notes 

Eliminate category maximum (250) for workshops, training and conferences

Eliminate category maximum (500) for group therapy

Eliminate category maximum (250) for telehealth counseling 

Max 5 hours supervision in a week
 
Max 40 hours (experience and supervision) in a week

AGE OF HOURS
Hours must be gained within 6 years of submitting application 

SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum one unit of supervision each week in each setting; one additional unit in any week more than 10 hours of client contact is claimed in each setting 
 
From January 1, 2014 forward workshops, trainings and conferences can be claimed in a week without supervision (supervisor must still approve the experience)
 
A unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.  Group supervision must be a minimum of one 2-hour session or two 1-hour sessions in a week.