Proposed new experience requirements for LPCCs (BBS LPCC)

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In November 2014 the BBS discussed potential future changes to experience requirements for LPCC candidates. If approved, the BBS has indicated that there will be a two year phase-in of the requirements.  Applicants who submit between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 would have the option of being evaluated under the old or new experience requirements.  As of January 1, 2018 the new requirements would apply to all applicants.  The TrackYourHours software will be updated as of the date the new requirements are effective.

Below is a summary of the new LPCC requirements. The information is color coded as follows:
- Green = no change
- 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 (375) 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.

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