CALIFORNIA’S NEW   COUNSELOR LICENSE   Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC
<ul><li>Legislation sponsored by   </li></ul><ul><li>California Coalition for Counselor  </li></ul><ul><li>Licensure </li>...
Webinar May 2010 Presented by CCCL Board Members Sarah Kremer, Organizer Dean Porter, Presenter Merril Simon, Moderator
CCCL is committed to helping counselors learn about the licensing process The facts on these slides are based on the bill ...
Webinar Agenda <ul><li>Background on SB 788 and the LPCC </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Practice and Exemptions </li></ul><ul>...
Each state now licenses four mental health professions: <ul><li>Licensed Professional Counselors  (LPCs) </li></ul><ul><ul...
It has taken many years for these mental health professions to be licensed in every state: <ul><ul><li>LPCs:   34 years (1...
Why is California the last state to license Counselors? <ul><li>LPC was unknown in California </li></ul><ul><li>California...
What got the effort going? <ul><li>LPCs from other states could not get licensed in California </li></ul>
What group sponsored the bill? <ul><li>The California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A coa...
Legislative Timeline <ul><li>2002:   CCCL incorporated, started fundraising, drafted bill language </li></ul><ul><li>2004:...
Why did it take so long to get a bill passed? <ul><li>Resistance to any new licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Turf protection by ...
Why are the requirements so rigorous? <ul><li>To meet the national  LPC standard </li></ul><ul><li>To satisfy the  Board o...
Why is the word “clinical” added to the title, LPCC? <ul><li>To clarify the type of counselor to be licensed </li></ul><ul...
Now that the bill has passed <ul><li>Counselors in this transition period are experiencing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncertai...
Scope of Practice <ul><li>Application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques to improve mental healt...
Which counselors are exempt, or not required, to be licensed? <ul><li>Counselors who do not practice psychotherapy </li></...
What does the Scope  not  include? <ul><li>The assessment or treatment of couples or families unless the LPCC has: </li></...
What does the Scope  not  include? <ul><li>The provision of clinical social work services </li></ul>
What does the Scope  not  include? <ul><li>Projective techniques in the assessment of personality </li></ul><ul><li>Indivi...
Can MFTs and LCSWs be grandparented as LPCCs? <ul><li>MFTs and LCSWs currently licensed in California can be grandparented...
Are national certificates accepted for licensure? <ul><li>No certificates will be accepted for licensure </li></ul><ul><li...
Implementation Timeline <ul><li>2010:   SB 788 became law Jan. 1 st   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBS is developing rules and re...
What do counselors need to qualify for grandparenting? <ul><li>At least two years full-time, or the equivalent, post-degre...
Grandparenting Timeline <ul><li>Applicants submit applications to the Board between January 1st – June 30th, 2011 </li></u...
Education Requirements for grandparenting <ul><li>The qualifying master’s or doctoral degree: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>48 sem...
LPCC Core Content Areas   Note:  Definitions of these areas are posted on the CCCL website under Core Content Areas Diagno...
Exceptions  to the  Education Requirements for grandparenting <ul><ul><ul><li>Earlier degrees:   Degrees granted before 19...
How do counselors know if their core courses are acceptable? for grandparenting <ul><li>The BBS cannot evaluate transcript...
Additional Education Requirements for grandparenting   <ul><li>In addition, or as part of the degree: </li></ul><ul><ul><u...
Supervision Requirements for grandparenting <ul><li>Two years full time, or the equivalent, post-degree counseling experie...
Who can be a Supervisor? for grandparenting <ul><li>A supervisor  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will consult with you on client ca...
Examination Requirement for grandparenting <ul><li>A passing score on three exams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Coun...
National Exams for Grandparenting <ul><li>Those, who have already passed the national exams, can request their scores to b...
What are the requirements for reciprocity? <ul><li>A valid counseling license, held for at least two years, to practice in...
Reciprocity or Grandparenting? <ul><li>Reciprocity   </li></ul><ul><li>Required:  Licensure  in another state for two year...
Can recent graduates qualify for grandparenting? <ul><li>May - June 2010 Graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be able to ge...
Regular License or Grandparenting? <ul><li>Regular License: </li></ul><ul><li>Apply:   Beginning Jan 1, 2012, on-going </l...
What is the Regulating Agency? <ul><li>The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS),   which currently regulates MFTs, LCSWs and...
Fees in the BBS draft rules & regs <ul><li>$180:  Grandparenting application  </li></ul><ul><li>$200:  Initial licensing  ...
Implementation and Interpretation of the Law by the BBS <ul><li>Until rules and regulations are approved, the BBS cannot p...
<ul><li>For Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the CCCL website </li></ul><ul><li>Register in the database </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  • This presentation was developed by Dean Porter, President of the CCCL, in May 2010, for the sole use of the CCCL
  • LPC is the title most used by other states, but some states add the word “clinical” or “mental health.” particularly if there are two tiers of licensure, but not necessarily.
  • California was the first state to license LCSWs in the 40s and MFTs in the 60s and the last state to license LPCs in 2009.
  • Only those who had focused their degrees on marriage and family therapy could be licensed as MFTs.
  • CCCL plans to convert to a membership organization later this year, so LPCCs will be represented and supported. You will be hearing more about this in the coming months.
  • Many of us have been working on this license since 2002. CCCL sponsored 3 bills over 5 years in the legislature. (Beginning of 2005 – end of 2009) The third and last bill was very different from the first bill, BUT IT WAS THE BILLTHAT WE COULD GET PASSED.
  • We had to make many concessions and compromises to finally get a bill passed, which meant increased standards, restrictions on scope of practice and other compromises. WE DID WHAT WE HAD TO DO TO GET A BILL PASSED.
  • “ Counselor” is a widely used term. Adding “clinical” seemed to clarify that LPCCs would be licensed to pratice psychotherapy and the requirements in the bill support this title.
  • The only license that the state would consider was a license to practice psychotherapy. We learned that those who do not practice psychotherapy, or mental health counseling, do not need to be licensed, but the opportunity is now there, if they choose to “jump through the extra hoops,” required for licensure.
  • The LPCC license does nothing to change the MFT and LCSW licenses. We were asked to grandparent MFTs and LCSWs by the CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the CA Society for Clinical Social Work, as an opportunity for their members, if they wanted it.
  • The BBS expects to have applications available by October 1, 2010, but its ability to answer questions before January 1, 2011 is contingent on its ability to hire staff.
  • The requirements apply to everyone who will come in under grandparenting, even the MFTs and LCSWs. If the degree contains 7 of the 9 core content areas, it will be considered a counseling degree, despite the degree title. All 9 areas must be completed prior to licensure.
  • Applicants need to document at least 3 semester units or 4 ½ quarter units in each of these areas. More than one course may be applied to an area. These must be college credit courses, but credit/no credit or pass/fail credit is acceptable.
  • Some universities are offering courses online or in person to non-matriculated students, who preparing for grandparenting. Scroll down to Graduate Courses under Providers of Coursework on the CCCL website &lt;caccl.org&gt;. If the BBS denies a course, applicants still have 12 months to take another course.
  • MFTs and LCSWs do not have to document these courses to be grandparented, since these courses have been required for their licensure renewal over the past few years. California law and ethics is a good review for the law and ethics exam that is required.
  • Supervision is always required for licensure. MFTs and LCSWs have already fulfilled this requirement.
  • Wait until you have applied to the BBS, to have scores forwarded, so the BBS will have a folder for you.
  • Counselors licensed in other states can decide which route is best for them.
  • The timeline for the grandparenting option for May-June graduates is very tight and has several moving parts that would have to work just right: the 2 years experience, supervised hours, additional coursework, and 3 examinations. New graduates may decide that it is better to wait and register as an intern in Jan 2011.
  • The fees for LPCCs are expected to come down, once the LPCC program becomes self-sustaining.
  • California Coalition for Counselor Licensure Webinar May 2010

    1. 1. CALIFORNIA’S NEW COUNSELOR LICENSE Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC
    2. 2. <ul><li>Legislation sponsored by </li></ul><ul><li>California Coalition for Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Licensure </li></ul><ul><li>Website: caccl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
    3. 3. Webinar May 2010 Presented by CCCL Board Members Sarah Kremer, Organizer Dean Porter, Presenter Merril Simon, Moderator
    4. 4. CCCL is committed to helping counselors learn about the licensing process The facts on these slides are based on the bill and the proposed regulatory language, and are accurate, to the best of our knowledge, as of May 27, 2010. Decisions on individual applications will be made by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
    5. 5. Webinar Agenda <ul><li>Background on SB 788 and the LPCC </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Practice and Exemptions </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparenting Requirements as they apply to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlicensed counselors in CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LMFTs, LCSWs licensed in CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent graduates, students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed counselors from other states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comparison of Grandparenting, Reciprocity and Regular Licensure Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Regulating Agency Information </li></ul>
    6. 6. Each state now licenses four mental health professions: <ul><li>Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(also named LPCCs, LCPCs, LCMHCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 110,000 nationwide (none yet licensed in CA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFTs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 51,000 nationwide (30,000 in CA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 190,000 nationwide (17,000 in CA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensed Psychologists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 93,000 nationwide </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. It has taken many years for these mental health professions to be licensed in every state: <ul><ul><li>LPCs: 34 years (1976 - 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LMFTs: 46 years (1963 - 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LCSWs: 47 years (1945 – 1992) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychologists: 32 years (1945 – 1977) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Why is California the last state to license Counselors? <ul><li>LPC was unknown in California </li></ul><ul><li>Californians were satisfied with the situation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentialed School Counselors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlicensed Career & Rehab Counselors, Art & Dance/Movement Therapists and others </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What got the effort going? <ul><li>LPCs from other states could not get licensed in California </li></ul>
    10. 10. What group sponsored the bill? <ul><li>The California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A coalition of 9 counseling associations, representing unlicensed counselors in CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22-member board of directors ( practicing counselors who have volunteered their time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database of 2,500 counselors divided into 120 legislative districts (financial and advocacy support) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: See The Coalition on the CCCL website for a list of the affiliated associations and current board members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCCL is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Legislative Timeline <ul><li>2002: CCCL incorporated, started fundraising, drafted bill language </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Lobbyists were engaged </li></ul><ul><li>2005: AB 894 </li></ul><ul><li>2007: AB 1486 </li></ul><ul><li>2009: SB 788 was signed by Governor </li></ul>
    12. 12. Why did it take so long to get a bill passed? <ul><li>Resistance to any new licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Turf protection by existing professions </li></ul><ul><li>No need perceived for the LPC </li></ul><ul><li>No understanding of LPC qualifications </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why are the requirements so rigorous? <ul><li>To meet the national LPC standard </li></ul><ul><li>To satisfy the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entering an “occupied field” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements had to be on par with the MFTs and LCSWs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To satisfy the opposition </li></ul><ul><li>To gain support of legislature and the Governor </li></ul>
    14. 14. Why is the word “clinical” added to the title, LPCC? <ul><li>To clarify the type of counselor to be licensed </li></ul><ul><li>The bill requires clinical coursework, experience and exam </li></ul>
    15. 15. Now that the bill has passed <ul><li>Counselors in this transition period are experiencing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncertainty about their qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frustration because no one can answer their questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety about additional classes, exams, costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change is stressful! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The standards and procedures will be clear for future counselors </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Scope of Practice <ul><li>Application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques to improve mental health </li></ul><ul><li>The license is not intended to capture other, non-clinical, non-mental health forms of counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Note: For more detail on Scope, see Section 4999.20 in the Full Text of SB 788 on the CCCL website </li></ul>
    17. 17. Which counselors are exempt, or not required, to be licensed? <ul><li>Counselors who do not practice psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors in government agencies, non-profit agencies or educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Clergy, physicians and attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>Note: For more detail on exemptions, see Section 4999.22 in the Full Text of SB 788 on the CCCL website </li></ul>
    18. 18. What does the Scope not include? <ul><li>The assessment or treatment of couples or families unless the LPCC has: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 semester units ( or 9 quarter units ) focused on MFT or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A named specialization in MFT and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 hours supervised experience working with couples, families or children and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 hours of CEUs in MFT in each renewal cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: For more detail, see Section 4999.20 in the Full Text of SB 788 on the CCCL website </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. What does the Scope not include? <ul><li>The provision of clinical social work services </li></ul>
    20. 20. What does the Scope not include? <ul><li>Projective techniques in the assessment of personality </li></ul><ul><li>Individually administered IQ tests </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropsychological testing </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of a battery of 3 or more tests to determine presence of psychosis, dementia, amnesia, cognitive impairment or criminal behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Note: For more detail, see Section 4999.20 in the Full Text of SB 788 on the CCCL website </li></ul>
    21. 21. Can MFTs and LCSWs be grandparented as LPCCs? <ul><li>MFTs and LCSWs currently licensed in California can be grandparented if they: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold a qualifying degree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The BBS has determined that MFTs and LCSWs will not need to pass an exam on the differences between the practices of these professions in order to be grandparented as LPCCs. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Are national certificates accepted for licensure? <ul><li>No certificates will be accepted for licensure </li></ul><ul><li>All applicants must meet the same requirements and will practice under the same license </li></ul><ul><li>Much like physicians, counselors will be licensed by the state and may choose to be certified in their specialties by national organizations </li></ul>
    23. 23. Implementation Timeline <ul><li>2010: SB 788 became law Jan. 1 st </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBS is developing rules and regs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011: Applications will be accepted: Grandparenting Jan 1 st – June 30 th Reciprocity: Jan. 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>Intern registration: Jan. 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>2012: Regular license applications: Jan. 1st </li></ul>
    24. 24. What do counselors need to qualify for grandparenting? <ul><li>At least two years full-time, or the equivalent, post-degree counseling experience </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications in three areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examination </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Grandparenting Timeline <ul><li>Applicants submit applications to the Board between January 1st – June 30th, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants will have 12 months, from the Board’s notification, to complete deficiencies, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Years of experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examinations </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Education Requirements for grandparenting <ul><li>The qualifying master’s or doctoral degree: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>48 semester-unit (or 72 quarter-unit) degree in counseling or psychotherapy from an accredited university, which includes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>supervised practicum/fieldwork: 6 semester-units ( or 9 quarter-units ) with 150 hours supervised face-to-face clinical experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9 core content areas: At least 3 semester-units ( or 4 ½ quarter-units ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 of 9 areas may be completed post-degree, but all must be completed before licensure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Degrees issued prior to 1996 will be covered later in this presentation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. LPCC Core Content Areas Note: Definitions of these areas are posted on the CCCL website under Core Content Areas Diagnostic Process Research & Evaluation Assessment Group Counseling Counseling & psychotherapy Career Development Human Growth & Development Multicultural Counseling Professional Orientation (Law & Ethics)
    28. 28. Exceptions to the Education Requirements for grandparenting <ul><ul><ul><li>Earlier degrees: Degrees granted before 1996 are acceptable with a minimum of 30 semester-units ( or 45 quarter-units ), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If they include 6 units of supervised practicum/fieldwork </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If the counselor earns a total of 48 units before licensure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If they include 6 of the 9 core content areas and the counselor completes all 9 areas before licensure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counselor Educators, whose degrees contain 7 of the 9 core areas, will be given credit for core areas not contained in the degree, if they provide documentation that they have taught the core area in a graduate program in counseling or related area. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: These exceptions do not apply after the grandparenting period. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 29. How do counselors know if their core courses are acceptable? for grandparenting <ul><li>The BBS cannot evaluate transcripts until they are submitted with the application. </li></ul><ul><li>CA University programs are submitting names of courses that meet the LPCC requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>This list will be posted on the BBS website. </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors with the required number of core courses in their degree can take a course or two that they know they do not have. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in question: Apply and see what the BBS says </li></ul><ul><li>Note: See Providers of Coursework on the CCCL website for universities offering core content courses for grandparenting </li></ul>
    30. 30. Additional Education Requirements for grandparenting <ul><li>In addition, or as part of the degree: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychopharmacology (2-semester or 3-quarter unit graduate or undergraduate college course) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The following topics may be taken as college courses or as continuing education courses offered by Approved Providers : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical substance abuse ( 15 hours ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human sexuality ( 10 hours ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spousal/partner abuse ( 15 hours) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child abuse ( 7 hours ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aging & long-term care ( 10 hours ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis/trauma counseling ( 15 hours) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California law and ethics ( 18 hours ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: Hours refer to hours of instruction. Courses can be online, in-person or home study. See Providers of Coursework on the CCCL website for some of the Approved Providers offering courses for grandparenting. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Supervision Requirements for grandparenting <ul><li>Two years full time, or the equivalent, post-degree counseling experience, that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,700 hours experience in a clinical setting (an agency, a school or a private practice that provides mental health counseling or psychotherapy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised by a LMFT, LCSW, psychologist, psychiatrist or a master’s level counselor who is certified by a national certifying or registering organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation forms will be in the application packet, which will be available after October 1, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: The BBS will not oversee supervision for grandparenting. Counselors who have not been supervised can still do this in time for grandparenting. Requirements for supervision will be much more stringent after the grandparenting period. </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Who can be a Supervisor? for grandparenting <ul><li>A supervisor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will consult with you on client cases on a weekly basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not necessarily work in your organization or at your work site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Might be a: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed psychologist or psychiatrist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LMFT or LCSW </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NCC or CRC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ATR-BC or ADTR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: After the grandparenting period requirements for supervisors become more stringent. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Examination Requirement for grandparenting <ul><li>A passing score on three exams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Counselor Examination (NCE) or the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A California law and ethics (jurisprudence) exam, when developed by the BBS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: If the national exams are not adopted by the BBS, grandparented counselors will have to pass whatever exams the BBS adopts within the first 6 years of licensure. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MFTs and LCSWs have no further examination requirement </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. National Exams for Grandparenting <ul><li>Those, who have already passed the national exams, can request their scores to be forwarded to the BBS after Jan. 1 st 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Those, who have not passed the national exams, can take them in time for grandparenting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Grandparenting Exams on the CCCL website for a registration form, testing schedule and locations, Candidate Handbook, and study guides for the NCE and NCMHCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehab Counselors need to apply to be CRCs to take the CRCE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The BBS will administer the law and ethics exam, once it is developed </li></ul>
    35. 35. What are the requirements for reciprocity? <ul><li>A valid counseling license, held for at least two years, to practice independently in another jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those, who have not been licensed for two years in another jurisdiction, will be required to earn 250 supervised hours, as a registered intern in CA. Registration begins Jan. 1 st , 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Substantially equivalent education & supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Pass exams required by the Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board will approve exams by Jan 1 st , 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: These requirements apply to those who apply before Dec. 31, 2013 </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Reciprocity or Grandparenting? <ul><li>Reciprocity </li></ul><ul><li>Required: Licensure in another state for two years (LPCs with less than two years need 250 supervised hours in CA as an intern) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply : Jan 1, 2011, on-going </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Substantially equivalent to CA’s LPCC requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>More time to complete all requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision : Substantially equivalent to 3,000 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Exams: Law & Ethics exam and exams adopted by the BBS Jan 1, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal: Every two years after licensure </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparenting </li></ul><ul><li>Required: Two years post-degree counseling experience </li></ul><ul><li>Apply: Jan 1 – June 30, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(12 months to fulfill deficiencies) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education: CA’s LPCC grandparenting requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Short timeline to complete all requirements, but concessions to older degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision : 1,700 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Exams: Law and Ethics exam and the national exams. May also have to pass exams adopted by the BBS Jan 1, 2012 within the first 6 years of licensure </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal: Every year for the first 6 years of licensure </li></ul>
    37. 37. Can recent graduates qualify for grandparenting? <ul><li>May - June 2010 Graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be able to get two years post-degree counseling experience by utilizing the 12 additional months after their BBS evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degree is dated May-June 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full time counseling experience begins July 12, 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counselor applies for grandparenting before June 30, 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BBS notification, dated July 16, 2011 indicates a deficiency of the second year’s experience required for grandparenting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counselor has until July 16, 2012 to complete the second year of experience, as well as any of the 1,700 hours of supervision, coursework and exams required for grandparenting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduates after May - June 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will register as interns, beginning Jan 1, 2011, to earn their two years (3,000 hours) of supervised practice with BBS oversight </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. Regular License or Grandparenting? <ul><li>Regular License: </li></ul><ul><li>Apply: Beginning Jan 1, 2012, on-going </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant has several years to complete the process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>48-unit-degree w/ 6 units practicum, 7 of 9 core areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must complete all 9 core areas, psychopharm. & CEUs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supervision: Two years post-degree experience w/ 3,000 hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register w/ BBS as an intern, beginning Jan 1, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed specifications for internship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisors must be licensed and approved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exams: Law & ethics exam and exams adopted by BBS Jan 1, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal: Every two years </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparenting: </li></ul><ul><li>Apply: Jan 1 - June 30, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant has 12 months to fulfill all deficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education: Same except: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Older degrees can be brought up to current standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counselor educators credited for classes taught </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supervision: Two years post-degree experience w/ 1,700 hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBS will not oversee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very few specifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisors can be nationally certified or registered counselors/therapists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exams: Law and ethics exam and the national exams. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May also have to pass exams adopted by the BBS Jan 1, 2012 within the first 6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renewal: Every year for the first 6 years of licensure </li></ul>
    39. 39. What is the Regulating Agency? <ul><li>The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), which currently regulates MFTs, LCSWs and LEPs </li></ul><ul><li>Board currently includes 11 members : 2 MFTs, 2 LCSWs, 1 LEP and 6 public members </li></ul><ul><li>Commencing Jan. 1, 2012, Board will include: 13 members : 1 LPCC and 1 public member will be added </li></ul><ul><li>(A compromise, since the Governor did not want to increase the size of the board) </li></ul>
    40. 40. Fees in the BBS draft rules & regs <ul><li>$180: Grandparenting application </li></ul><ul><li>$200: Initial licensing </li></ul><ul><li>$100: Jurisprudence exam </li></ul><ul><li>$150: Annual renewal (applies to grandparented LPCCs for first 6 years) </li></ul><ul><li>$175: Biennial renewal (applies after the first 6 years) </li></ul><ul><li>$180: Exam eligibility (applies to non-grandparenting applicants) </li></ul><ul><li>$150: Written exam (applies after the grandparenting period) </li></ul><ul><li>$100: Intern registration </li></ul><ul><li>$100: Annual fee for interns </li></ul><ul><li>NBCC fees for grandparenting exams: </li></ul><ul><li>$185: NCE </li></ul><ul><li>$185: NCMHCE </li></ul>
    41. 41. Implementation and Interpretation of the Law by the BBS <ul><li>Until rules and regulations are approved, the BBS cannot provide clarification or guidance on anything that is not clearly specified in the bill. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2010 : BBS plans to post information on proposed rules & regulations on its website www.bbs.ca.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late 2010: Approval expected from Office of Administrative Law, following public hearings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2010: BBS plans to have applications available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Draft rules and regulations are available at www.bbs.ca.gov under Board Meetings, Policy and Advocacy Committee, April 9, 2010. </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>For Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the CCCL website </li></ul><ul><li>Register in the database </li></ul><ul><li>Website: caccl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Email: info@caccl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Hgfdsasbvcxz0 </li></ul>

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