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Questions about LPCC InternshipPlease also see LPCC Internship
What is the supervision requirement for LPCCs?
Do the supervised hours I earned in my graduate education count?
After I graduate and register with the BBS, what is my title?
After graduation and registering for a number with the BBS, your title would be Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). Before 2019, the term was Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI), but recent legislative changes changed these titles across mental health professional fields. While the term now is "associate", please know that job boards and the like may still use the term "intern".
How do I register as an Associate?
You need to apply to the BBS and submit all of the LPCC education requirements, and if approved, you will receive a registration number and instructions for your associateship/internship. Your supervised hours start counting when you have a registration number. The exception is that recent graduates can start counting hours before they receive a registration number, if they apply within 90 days of conferral of their degree. These associates have up to 12 months, from the date of their deficiency letter, to complete deficiencies while they are earning hours.What type of setting is required for supervision?
The supervision must take place in a setting that lawfully and regularly provides mental health counseling or psychotherapy and provides oversight for an APCC.
Do I take exams during my internship?
Effective January 1, 2016, associates will be required to take the California LPCC Law and Ethics Exam during their first year of internship. When they have completed their supervised hours, they will apply to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE).
Who can supervise me?
My husband is a psychologist, can he supervise me?
Can I do my supervised hours in a private practice?
Can I be an independent contractor as an Associate?