Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) Update

By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.

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More about LPCC’s and LMFT’s.

Interest in California’s Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) program is noticeable on the Web. I was surprised that a couple of short, mostly personal posts about the LPCC license received as many hits as they did. I realize now that I also forgot to mention CALPCC, the organization for LPCC’s. Briefly, this is a counseling specialty that is now licensed in all 50 states. Surprisingly enough California was the last of the 50 U. S. States to license LPCC’s.

Had this been an option when I enrolled in my degree program, it is the one I would have chosen. I am glad that I took the training as a Marriage and Family Therapist now that I have done it. But now that LPCC’s are licensed I completed my original plan and took that exam and became licensed as an LPCC also.

The posts about LPCC’s can be found at: LPCC exam is behind me!

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) in California

Some of the searches were about study courses for the exam and about pass rates. Since my license issued 4/17/2012 is number 15, it would appear that so far about one person per week is getting through the Gap exam which is being given to LMFT’s and LCSW’s who chose to test for the LPCC license also.

I feel sure that there will be study classes for this exam offered by the same companies that offer study classes for the LMFT and LCSW exams. Only time will tell how useful those classes will be.

For more information on the California, LPCC license check out the information at the Board of Behavioral Sciences website.

LMFT’s who are choosing to take the gap exam and become licensed as both MFT’s and LPCC’s should already know about the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – CAMFT

For information on CALPCC – the organization for LPCC’s see:

Questions and comments about Counseling, Therapy, LMFT’s, LPCC’s and recovery and resiliency are always welcome.

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  1. Pingback: CALPCC, California and the future | counselorssoapbox

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