A Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor has earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling or related Mental Health field, and completed all requirements established by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to practice independently. In addition, to be a Supervisor they attend a 40-hour course to be able to supervise LPC-Associates.
A fully Licensed Professional Counselor can accept insurance as a form of payment for clients.
A Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate is used interchangeably with “LPC-Intern”. This license is issued by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to fulfill the supervised experience requirement for becoming a full LPC. They have earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling or related Mental Health field. They have completed all State requirements and can render client services and accumulate the required practice hours under a State Approved Supervisor.
A Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor is someone who is a License holder in the field of Mental Health, such as a Licensed Professional Counselor and it “represents an advanced level of expertise, as evidenced by ongoing practice and continued education, in the field of play therapy. As with one’s primary license, it is important to recognize experience informs supervisory practice and that advanced clinical skills are needed before one may supervise others under the RPT-S designation. Therefore, the RPT-S credential is granted when one has held the RPT designation for a minimum of three consecutive years in good standing and with documentation of additional play therapy experience, education, and supervision.” Play Therapy Association www.4APT.org
NCC-Nationally Certified Counselor