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Scope of Practice
  • Definition: Supervision is defined as assisting the provisional licensed professional counselor in developing expertise in methods of the professional mental health counseling practice and in developing self-appraisal and professional development strategies. Supervision must comply with standards as set by the board. 
    • Supervision of provisional licensed professional counselors is a specialty area and requires privileging review. Those individuals who may provide supervision to provisional licensed professional counselors must meet the following requirements.  
      • Licensure Requirements. The supervisor must hold a Louisiana license as a licensed professional counselor.  
      • Counseling Practice. The supervisor must have been practicing mental health counseling in their setting (i.e., school, agency, private practice) for a minimum of three years post licensure.   
      • Training in Supervision. Supervisors must have successfully completed either Clauses i or ii below.  
        • Graduate-Level Academic Training. At least one graduate-level academic course in counseling supervision. The course must have included at least 45 clock hours (equivalent to a three-credit hour semester course) of supervision training.  
        • Professional Training. A board-approved professional training program in supervision. The training program must be a minimum of 25 direct clock hours of face-to-face interaction with the instructor. 
Renewal Information
  • A Board-Approved LPC Supervisor must accrue three clock hours (of the required 40 clock hours of continuing education) in supervision every two years before their renewal date. There is a $50 renewal fee and a signed Supervisee Update Form (SUF) that needs to be submitted as well.