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This course has been developed for those with out-of-state degrees, who are applying for licensure as a LPCC or a LMFT in California.
It has been developed by a team of members of the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC), including university professors and practitioners in the mental health environment.
We hope that our course does more than meet the requirement for California licensure and that our shared knowledge and experience will give you the background, resources and skills that you will need to practice in California’s Recovery-Oriented environment.
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Purpose of the Course:
The purpose of this course is to fulfill the 45 hours of instruction, regarding the principles of mental health recovery-oriented care and methods of service delivery in recovery-oriented practice environments in California. This course is required for those who have earned their degrees outside of California and apply for LPCC or LMFT licensure in California after January 1, 2016. (Sections 4999.62 and 4999.63 of the LPCC statute and Sections 4980.78 and 4980.79 of the LMFT statute). Graduates of California counseling programs have had this content threaded throughout the curriculum. The content has been bundled into this CE course for graduates of out-of-state programs.
This course focuses on the principles of mental health recovery-oriented care and methods of service delivery in recovery oriented practice environments, including structured meetings with various consumers and family members of consumers of mental health services to enhance understanding of their experiences of mental illness, treatment, and recovery.
National and state initiatives provide the historical background with county programs addressing issues on the local level. Practical clinical guidelines are covered including treatment planning, case conceptualization and documentation. Ethical responsibilities and standards are addressed.
Participation – All students will be expected to complete required readings, webinars, PowerPoint presentations and videos.
Examination – Quizzes at the end of Modules II, III and IV provide students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of principles relevant to mental health recovery-oriented care. These questions are multiple-choice and use of notes and readings is permitted.
For Students with Disabilities: CALPCC complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should advise CALPCC and submit documentation of the disability to CALPCC for reasonable accommodations to be granted. CALPCC will partner with students to determine the appropriate accommodation and will work to ensure that all students have a fair opportunity to perform in this class. To best service the needs of the student, it is preferred that students notify CALPCC of any special accommodation upon registration of this class. For more information, please contact CALPCC at email@example.com
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
Continuing Education (CE) credits:
This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LPCCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, or LEPs as required by the BBS. Those who complete the course and pass the quizzes at the end of Modules II, III and IV will earn 45 CE credits and will be able to
Methods of Instruction:
Information is conveyed using narrative text, narrated PowerPoint slides, videos, audio interviews and required readings and viewings.
The California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a continuing education provider pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.