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The California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) has its roots in the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL), the original organization that led the successful effort to achieve licensure for counselors in California. The CCCL included representatives from nine California counseling organizations, representing unlicensed counselors in the state, who worked together for over eight years.

After passage of SB 788 in October 2009 and the bill becoming law January 2010, the CCCL Board of Directors agreed to continue its work by developing a new organization designed to protect the license and to serve newly licensed professional clinical counselors. CCCL leaders, now CALPCC leaders, are using their relationships in Sacramento and their knowledge of the legislative/advocacy process to ensure the effectiveness and credibility of the LPCC in California.

The CCCL transitioned to the CALPCC, a membership-based organization, and officially launched in January 2011. The following nine California counseling associations, that were part of CCCL, continue to participate in CALPCC’s legislative efforts.

  • California Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (CACES)
  • California Association of School Counselors (CASC)
  • California Career Development Association (CCDA)
  • California Counseling Association (CCA)
  • California Mental Health Counselors Association (CAMHCA)
  • California Rehabilitation Association (CRA)
  • California Rehabilitation Counseling Association (CRCA)
  • Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA)
  • Southern California Chapter of American Dance Therapy Association (SCCADTA)
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