Our mission is to protect the public
interest by regulating the practice of mental health
counseling and use of the title of Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.
Health Counselor Licensing Act
The Mental Health Counselor
Licensing Act was passed in 1987 to provide for the
regulation of the practice of mental health counseling in
the state of Louisiana and to provide for the regulation
of the use of the title "licensed professional
counselor". The Louisiana law is found in Chapter 13
of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes and comprises
R.S. 37:1101-1115. Chapter 13 was amended by Act 225 of
1988, Act 415 of 1989, Act 544 of 1993, Act 1301 of 1995
and Act 834 of 1997.
Do you know what information is on the Internet about you? Are you listed on a health solutions or health finder website? We have recently learned that there is misinformation posted about licensees on the Internet. If you find information that is incorrect, please note that it is your responsibility to make a good faith effort to correct any errors.
Please be advised that effective June 1st, 2013 applications submitted after 4:30PM will be marked as received the following business day. Ex. A renewal application delivered at 5:00PM Friday, June 28th, 2013 will be considered as received by the LPC Board office on Monday, July 1st, 2013. Please contact the Board office with any questions or concerns.
It's that time of year again! LPCs renewing in 2013 must submit their renewal application, payment, CEH Audit Form and CEH documentation (if AUDITED), and Supervisee Update Form (if a LPC-S), by June 30, 2013. The requirements for LPC Renewal are listed in Chapter 8, Section 803 of our Rules. If you have a new work address or any other applicable changes, please remember to submit an updated Declaration of Practice and Procedures Statement with your application. Also, remember you can now submit your renewal payment online via our Online Store. Please contact the Board office with any questions.
The policy statement regarding the registration and supervision of interns released September 21st, 2012 has been revised for clarification purposes. Specifically, please be advised that all interns must remain under active supervision until licensed, even in the instance that the intern has completed the minimum requirement of 3000 supervised experience hours and/or passed the national exam.
Kandis is our new Administrative Assistant. She will be handling all address change requests, renewals, website updates, and much more! She replaces Tristen Bergholtz who was with the LPC Board for almost 2
years. We thank Tristen for her dedicated service and wish her all the best in her next endeavor! Ashton Hebert is our new Data Entry Assistant. This is a seasonal position for extra data entry support
during the very busy LPC renewal period! Please join the Board in welcoming Kandis and Ashton to the LPC Board!
Our Lady of Holy Cross is now offering a course for both LMFTs and LPCs to take to fulfill the supervisor training requirement needed to become a Board Approved Supervisor. A PDF with more information is available on the LMFT Supervisor and LPC Supervisor Application pages.
Effective June 1, 2012, the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners will allow applicants to apply for expedited processing of their application. In order to qualify for expedited review, the applicant must submit their completed application (i.e. for licensure, etc.) along with the Application for Expedited Processing, and fee of $50. Applicants who choose the expedited review will receive a verdict within 5 business days of receipt of a completed application, Application for Expedited Processing, and $50 fee.
Emergency Rules for Act 636 were published in the Louisiana Register on October 20th, 2012. Act 636 was adopted on June 7th during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. Please review Chapter 5: Section 505 for the Emergency Rules specific to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with a serious mental illness; as defined by Act 320 of the 2011 Legislative Session and re-defined by Act 636 of the 2012 Legislative Session. The Rules Committee for the Board has worked diligently since June of 2011 drafting permanent rules for Act 320 and is now revising and drafting permanent rules related to Act 636.
MFT Licensure: The requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure have changed. Please review Chapter 33: Requirements for Licensure, specifically sections 3303, 3305, 3309, and 3311.
PAP (Professional Assistance Program): The Board has established a PAP Committee to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare of Louisiana citizens and to help anyone interning, licensed, certified or registered to practice as Licensed Professional Counselors, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who is impaired. The Board recognizes that impairments in the functioning can affect the competent delivery of mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy, and impair professional judgment. Please review Chapter 23 of the Rules for more information.
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