The LPC Board and Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee (MFTAC) will present at the upcoming Louisiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference held March 6th-8th in Baton Rouge, LA at the Renaissance Hotel. The “MFTAC/LPC Board Update” will be on March 6th at from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. We hope you can attend to find out of all latest and greatest developments!
The LPC Board would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Board members—Dr. Jackie Mims, LPC-S and Ms. Jennifer Thomas, LPC-S, LMFT-S! Also, we are very happy to announce the reappointment of our Board Chair, Dr. Gerra Perkins, LPC-S and Board Member and Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee Member, Dr. David Legendre, LPC, LMFT! Finally, we are sad to report the resignation of Dr. James Nelson, M.D., who served in our Member- at-Large position and the end of eight years on the Board by Anthony “Tony” Williams, LPC-S, LMFT. The Board genuinely appreciates all of the time and energy James devoted to the learning about the regulatory process and the many, many hours Tony contributed to the Board in his eight years. Over the course of his two terms on the Board, Tony served as Board Secretary, a member of the Rules Committee, Licensure Committee, and Discipline Committee.
Thank you Tony and James!
The LMFT Supervisor Orientation Course Video, Exam, and the MFTAC Supervisor Handbook are now available on the Board website. Successful completion of this course is required by all LMFT Supervisors (LMFT-S) and LMFT Supervisor Candidates (LMFT-SC) before each LMFT Supervisor renewal period. Additionally, all newly privileged LMFT Supervisors and LMFT Supervisor Candidates are required to complete the course and pass the exam within
one year of approval as a LMFT-S or LMFT-SC. All LMFTs may obtain 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) toward their LMFT license renewal for successful completion of the course and exam. These 1.5 CEHs MAY NOT be counted toward the six CEHs in clinical MFT supervision for renewal of the LMFT-S or LMFT-SC supervisory privileges.
As of November 8th, 2013, the Board has approved the following list of licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) as eligible to meet the requirements as outlined Chapter 7, Section 705(A)(6). Please direct any inquiries regarding this rule to the Board office.
|Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
||Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)
|Licensed Addiction Counselors (LACs)
|Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)
|Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
As a courtesy to our licensees and registrants, we have decided to post the “strikethrough version” of the Board rules promulgated on July 20th, 2013. Given the large number of rule changes, we want every registrant and licensee to have an opportunity to clearly determine what areas of the rules were changed.
Underlined language is new language; while “struck through” language was deleted from Board rules, effective July 20th, 2013. When reviewing this document, please note language not listed or recognized only as ellipses (…) was language left unchanged by the rules promulgated on July 20th, 2013. A current version of all Board rules is available on the Board website—including all rule changes identified in the “strikethrough version” and effective July 20th, 2013. Please contact the Board office with any questions.
Effective November 1st, all Counselor Interns are subject to a new policy related to practice setting changes. All LPC Supervisors and Counselor Interns are strongly encouraged to read this policy statement immediately. Please contact the Board office with any questions.
At the July 19th Board meeting, the Board unanimously voted on a policy statement regarding the American Counseling Association's policy on Conversion/Reparative Therapy. Please review the policy statement here.
To apply for expedited processing of your application, please complete the Application for Expedited Processing and submit an additional fee of $50. Please note that in order to qualify for expedited review, you must submit a completed application (i.e. for licensure, etc.) with your expedited application and fee. Applicants who choose expedited review will receive a response from Board staff within 5 business days of receipt of a completed application. Please be advised that all applicants whom Board staff determines should be denied or reviewed by the Board must be presented to the Board at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. Therefore, a verdict of denial may not be achieved within 5 business days of receipt of all application materials for expedited processing. Those applicants whom Board staff determines may be approved will receive notification of approval within 5 business days.