Bridging the Gap from Grad Student to LPC Associate in Texas
Welcome to our first Zoom call for 2022, Bridging the Gap from Grad Student to LPC Associate in Texas. I have a little tiny PowerPoint that I’m going to share with you, but mainly this evening I’m going to show you actual tabs and links that you can use. Because what’s the point of this if I don’t give you good information that you can use? Let’s start Bridging the Gap from Grad Student to LPC Associate.
My goals this evening are to give you a very brief overview of BHEC and the LPC to LMFT, also known as Member Boards. Number two, I’m going to go over what you should be doing now. That is going to be related to those of you who are about to graduate in a few weeks. This information is from Summer Allen’s group, LPC Associates of Texas, and I will give you more information about that. She compiled all of the information that I’m about to show you for the first part of this presentation.
The second part of the presentation is information that I put together. I’m Kate Walker, I teach the 40-hour training to become a supervisor in Texas. And so with that, I do the contract. So I’m going to walk you through a sample contract from one of my students. This way you know what to look for in a good supervisor and what to walk away from – run away from – in a bad supervisor. And then, of course, at the end, I will stop the recording and we will open it up to Q&A.
What are the Requirements for Texas LPC?
The resources that I’m going to give you and that you to make notes on, will be part of the replay that I give you. If you’re like me, you want to kind of get these things now. This first link is to the Behavioral Health Executive Council website. Another good resource, two good resources, the Texas Counseling Association and the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. These are great organizations that when you belong to them, they give you so much of what I’m going to talk about this evening. Also, you have access to attorneys. When you are a member, there is access to an attorney who can answer your questions. I was at the TAMFT Conference last week and the TAMFT attorney is Kenda Dalrymple, who is an amazing resource for counselors.
If you want the resources from today, LPC Associates of Texas has a Facebook page and a website. The first resource I’m going to show you in a few minutes I can’t give to you; Summer wants you to go to her website or the Facebook group. It’s a really good, safe Facebook group. They don’t let people like me in there who are fully licensed or supervisors, it’s really a great place for LPC Associates in Texas to ask questions. Then my group is called Texas Counselors Creating Badass Businesses. It’s a great place to go; we’ve got job postings in there, we’ve got tools and templates and things you can access for free. We keep a list of people who will do a virtual coffee with you. Lots of mentors, lots of people in there, counselor educators, counselor supervisors, who are happy to help you out.
Do not be afraid to ask questions. I teach at several universities. I know we’ve got people on this call who teach at schools and universities as well. And a lot of times, I think grad students think they’re supposed to know – they feel funny to ask the questions. That is not going to serve you well as all of the changes go through. So please, please, please see this and think of this as a safe space.
Dr. Kate Walker Bridging the Gap
I’m going to pull up Summer’s material first because we’re going to talk about getting you guys graduated. Alright, LPC Associates of Texas. The disclaimer here is this is just information. I’m not an attorney, Summer is not an attorney, we just do the best we can to get this information together. The same links are in her material. Remember, you can get this packet by going to her Facebook page, LPC Associates of Texas. Also, this is current as of this current year. I think we have it down that it was current as of September, but I went through it again, and so it is current up to today.
Now, we’re going to be talking about – and this is just real quick because I’m assuming you guys got this in your classes or in other groups. BHEC, Behavioral Health Executive Council, is the administrative branch of all of the licensing boards: psychology, social work, LPC, LMFT. There is no hierarchy, it’s not like BHEC is in charge of the other boards or the other boards went away. Those are now referred to as member boards. LPC, LMFT, Social Work, and Psychology are considered member boards. Behavioral Health Executive Council is who gets the job done.
I sometimes compare it to the DMV, and that’s a terrible analogy, but they are getting your licenses out, they are going through your applications, they are answering the phones, they are answering the emails. So when we talk about BHEC, that’s what we’re talking about: Behavioral Health Executive Council. And when you download the rules, the first 72 pages are delegated to that Behavioral Health Executive Council: the fees you need to pay, the dates, the amount of turnaround time you should expect on your application. Behavioral Health Executive Council. Now, when it gets to the scope of practice and how you practice, that’s going to be up to the member boards.
License vs Certification
Let’s talk about the difference between a license and a certification. I know I’m being super basic right now, but the LPC Associate License is a license. There is no such thing as an LPC-A. There’s no such thing as an LPC-I. The intern went away a long time ago. We are talking about the LPC Associate License. A certification is something that shows that you have met the criteria to do the thing. So if I want to go get a certification in Excel Spreadsheets, it means I have gotten the skills I needed to learn how to operate Excel, right?
A license, on the other hand, is something that shows that you have met the criteria, but also that you have permission to do so. Without that license, you no longer have permission to do the thing. So if you may have a certificate that says you passed a driving course, but unless you have a license in your hand, you do not have permission to drive. With licenses, there are lots of things in place. Everything from a board to a set of rules to ways that we discipline. By the way, I am not on the licensing board.
How do I get my LPC in Texas?
BHEC and the TSBEPC, you’re going to see a lot of these initials. This is the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. BHEC, Behavioral Health Executive Council. So tonight we’re talking about the new license. The two terms you need to be familiar with are the new license, or your new application, and an upgrade. When you go from LPC Associate in Texas to LPC or LMFT Associate in Texas to LMFT, that’s an upgrade. Remember at the beginning I said I wasn’t really going to talk about that because that’s down the road for you guys and things could change between now and then. Everything we’re focusing on this evening is a new or initial license application.
Now, navigating the website has gotten so much better. They have so many wonderful things and so many ways you can get great information. At a glance, this is what’s going to be in your application. Your practicum/internship documentation forms, your official passing NCE, your official transcript, the certificate that shows you passed the Jurisprudence Exam, the supervisory agreement form, your self-query report from NPSB, your LPC Associate Application – that’s an actual application you have to fill out, your fee, and then your fingerprint-based criminal history record check.
Texas State Board
If you Google BHEC, Behavioral Health Executive Council, Texas, you’ll see the seal, you’ll see the information here, and then the member boards over here. When you click on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and then you look over here on the side, you’ll see Apply or Renew Online. Paper has gone away. They don’t want you to mail anything to them anymore. They’re not going to give you anything back in the mail. They’re not giving you any paper. When you apply or renew, you can go into the online licensing system and you can create your account. Apply for a license. There’s a checklist so you can download this as a Word document and it’s up to date, y’all. It’s great, it has everything in there that you need.
It’s going to have everything in there that I’m going to talk to you about tonight. Before accessing the online licensing system, you will need to have the following forms completed and scanned into your device to be attached to your electronic application. The practicum documentation form, we’re now in the age of COVID, where we do things online. Perhaps you sent the information to your professor but you have the unsigned form and you still need to get it signed. You’re going to see something like this: the seal is in the upper right-hand corner, and then your supervisor – your practicum internship supervisor or school official’s signature with their credentials, that’s what you’ll put here. You’ll gather those forms together to scan as a part of your application.
What Are the Requirements to Apply for the LPC Associate in Texas License?
Someone in the chat asked, “I was told my one professor that we need a correct dated syllabi for each course we took in post-grad as part of our paperwork. Is that correct?” Not necessarily, and I’m going to have a slide on that in just a minute. If you came from a certain accredited university or your degree has a certain title – it’s always a good idea to have all of that. Please always keep your syllabi. But you don’t need to submit that with your application.
The jurisprudence examination. Don’t stress about this. The jurisprudence exam is a no-fail exam. You just have to have it within two years of either upgrading or submitting your application. Your jurisprudence exam will give you a certificate and that certificate goes with your application. Your supervisory agreement form, which I’ll start talking about that in about ten minutes. If you are a military service member, make sure you click this so that they can give you some more information.
Now, if you took the NCE, they will submit your scores. Now, do you want to perhaps take a little screenshot or take something that says, look, I passed it? You can include that with your application but they will send your scores. Your self-query report, there’s a place on the website to show you how to do that. It takes you to a different website and you just complete that; that’s your background check.
Applying for a License in Texas
Fingerprinting is when you get the number and you have to go to one of the many places in the state of Texas where you can get your fingerprints done. A common question is, I have to get fingerprinted at my school or at the jail, can I use that? No. This code that you will get is particular for applying for the LPC Associate in Texas license. Then your official transcripts. This has to be in a sealed envelope, it has to come from your university; it won’t be in your packet. The two things that won’t be in your packet are your transcript and your NCE results. All of this is on the website. Once you have all of this together then you can start uploading your documents.
Let’s talk about those of you who are maybe graduating with a counseling-related degree. There is an accreditation called CACREP. If you have a CACREP accredited counseling degree, staff isn’t even going to go through and peruse your courses. Because they know that you have everything you need. Rehabilitation counseling is a counseling-related degree. That may mean even if it is from a CACREP accredited school, the staff may need more information.
BHEC is staffed by these wonderful people and they will go through and look at your application. They’ll get the transcripts and they’ll say, oh no, they came from a school and it’s a counseling-related degree. Then you may get a notification that you need to provide more information. If you have the syllabi with the course title and a good description, then you’ve got all of the information that they will need, it just may take a little bit longer. Just be mindful of the counseling-related degree as it relates to your course content.
I hope you guys understand we do the best we can to give you the best information we can. If you know something different – and this happened the last time we gave these presentations, I think it was regarding the NCE. We were told they were still scheduling quarterly, and then someone from a university was on the call and they said, no, they’re letting us take it whenever we want; all we do is sign up. It can be different depending on the school. Some schools allow you to take your licensing exam before you graduate. What you have to remember is that the licensing company is sometimes where the hold-up is. The licensing company, the NCE, that’s a private corporation. How they get their paperwork through, that is completely up to them. So sometimes BHEC, their hands are tied if things are tied up at the NCE.
Now, remember, with the NCE, there is an NBCC certification and some of you can get confused with that. You do not have to be NBCC certified. The NCE provides the exam for Texas and Texas accepts that as the licensing exam but you don’t have to go the extra mile and pay all that extra money and get the NBCC certification. I know back in the day we said if you have that, it’s easier to cross state lines. I have no idea if NBCC makes it easier to be licensed in another state. Your LPC Associate license is for Texas
Paperwork and Licensing
Make sure you have a separate form for each of your practicum graduate internship sites. If you had separate sites, make sure you have paperwork for each one. The other exam is the NCMHCE and I know El Paso, you guys take that one. I talked about the official university transcript, you guys understand that – you can’t just open the seal and send it to them, the university will send it. The jurisprudence exam certificate, literally when you pass it, you hit print. I’m going to skip over the supervisory part and the self-query. That’s something you can do right away. Note that when the self-query report is delivered, don’t open it. I opened mine, I had to go get another one. Don’t open yours; leave it in the envelope, send it off. I’m not going to cover tonight if you’re licensed.
Audience question: Can you go over the self-query report? I have no idea what that is.
If you go to the website, that’s a background check. So basically what you do, you go, you answer questions on the website, you pay your $4 and you hit send, and then in about a week they send you a report back, and that report – again, don’t open it, it goes with your application and there’s an address that you can send it to that it will get attached to your application. So it’s a background check in a sense.
Bridging the Gap from Grad Student to LPC Associate
Everything is uploaded except the things that have to come directly from the place, so your NCE scores, your official transcripts, your self-query that will come to you, it’s sealed, don’t open it, it can be mailed off. This may be one of those things that have changed because what we learned yesterday, upgrades no longer require fingerprinting. So it sounds like fingerprinting may be a one and done thing, but who knows. LMFT associates when you apply, you get an email with a number so you can take your exam. With fingerprinting, that number is on the website.
Audience comment: I had read on the website that once you submit everything, they will then get with you and tell you what sites are approved to get fingerprinted.
The places you can get your fingerprinting done, don’t go until you have that code. When you get the code, just make sure you have the code. Don’t think oh, I have time today, I’ll get that done. Wait until you have the code. I’m pretty sure you can get that before you apply, but I want to validate what I’m hearing.
If you want to know exactly how long it will take for your initial license to post, you can go to the timeline on the BHEC website. Then you’ll see LPC brand new license. Out of state, it’s the same, so that’s good. Upgrades, they’re really fast. With your upgrade you’re just submitting your experience. Your supervisor will submit some things online as well. So it goes really quickly because everything is done – as long as your jurisprudence exam is two years or less old, your jurisprudence exam, you don’t even have to take that again. So you can see for the other licenses what that looks like.
Alright, let’s talk about the supervisor agreement. Now, in order to apply for your LPC associate license, you must have an agreement with the supervisor. So when you go to the BHEC website and you go to paperwork, forms and publications. There are two documents I’m going to talk about. One is the state document that is the supervisor agreement; you must have a supervisor in order to submit your application. Then, there is the supervision contract. The supervisor agreement is a state form that is a formal declaration that you have met with a supervisor, the supervisor met with you, you both agreed you’re a good fit, and you don’t even have to have a job.
You don’t even have to have a site. You just have to agree with the supervisor. If you have a jobsite and they provide you with a supervisor, that’s wonderful. You get free supervision included with your job; great. If you don’t, well, then you’re going to have to find a supervisor on your own. For an LPC Associate in Texas, you must have an LPC supervisor. Then, if you are an LMFT associate, you must have an LMFT supervisor. If you are dual-licensed, you must have a supervisor that is dual-licensed, otherwise you’re going to be paying for one supervisor to give you your LPC associate hours and another supervisor to give you your LMFT associate hours.
Documentation as an LPC
There are two documents I’m talking about. One is the supervisory agreement, and you don’t have to have a site, you just have to have a signature on the agreement that goes with your packet, it gets scanned in with everything else and uploaded to the BHEC website in order for your application to be complete. This is a contract. This tells you what you’re getting into. Now, we had several rules that changed in February. So one of the things I like to tell my students, if your future supervisor is careless with their liability, they’re going to be careless with yours.
So, yes, I know it’s wonderful if your supervisor is included with your job, but if you just have a supervisor that is just waving down the hallway at you, “You’re doing a great job! You know what? We’ll meet next week,” that means your supervisor is actually being careless with their liability. Because with LPC Associates, the supervisor has as much liability for what you do as you have. LMFT associates, it’s more of a shared liability, but for supervisors for LPC associates, they’re agreeing to take on all the liability – the same amount of liability.
One of the things, for a good supervisor, LPC Associates, there’s no limit on how many supervisees an LPC supervisor can have. That’s not a good thing. LMFT associates, your supervisors have a limit. So having LPC supervision – supervision with whoever is with you in group, or triatic, which is two or fewer supervisees, that’s actually counted as individual. It’s really important that your supervisor does not have so many supervisees that they can’t meet with you.
LPC Associate Hours
A supervisor that does not have time to meet with you individually, is a liability for both of you. You know the rules: half of your hours as an LPC Associate have to be in individual or triatic supervision. Maybe you found a supervisor and they agreed to sign it so now you can turn in that application. When you read their contract and find out that they can only meet with you at 9am on Saturday mornings or at noon on Tuesday and you just found out that you’re going to be working on Tuesdays. This is the time when reality is going to hit you: can your supervisor really accommodate you? Or, you might have a supervisor who has 25 supervisees. Last time I checked, there are only 24 hours in a day. If you can’t meet with them, if they can’t monitor your work, that’s a problem.
Documentation During Supervision
You want a supervisor who will give you written evaluations. I know that seems really, really, like, oh my gosh, can’t I leave that behind in my Master’s program? But this is documentation. If you have a supervisor, and let’s say eight months in, all of the sudden, you two get cross waves and they’re like, you know what? I’m firing you. I’m terminating you. If you have evaluations in your hand that show you were doing a good job, that you were meeting all of the criteria that your supervisor set out for you, and you have copies of all of that?
That is so important because like any job – and I get it, a lot of you out there, this may be your first job, or this may be the culmination of a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree and you’re finally entering your career, having a supervisor that will give you regular evaluations is a way for both of you to have a little bit of CYA. For supervisees, this is your documentation, this is yay, good job. Or maybe it’s not good job. The next time you meet with them, they’re giving you a remediation plan. And the next time you meet with them, they fire you. Well, at least you know why – you’ve got written material in your hand that shows what they expected from you.
So again, you have the state document that you just get the signature and it completes your application and off you go. This is what’s going to help you get into a relationship with somebody who is going to grow you as a professional.
Ethics and Law
Another thing I run into when I’m teaching supervisors, they don’t understand the difference between the ACA code of ethics and law. We have federal LAW, HIPAA, FERPA. Then we have state law, which is our rules governing our license. We have confidentiality, we have licensing rules, family code, criminal code, and then ACA code of ethics. Where ACA and law collide, law wins every time. If you’re interviewing a supervisor and they don’t know the latest rule changes, it’s okay. Changes come fast and furious. But be mindful, if you run into a supervisor that doesn’t understand the difference between ACA and law, that could be a problem.
One of the things that I saw a lot when I was a liaison for the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, was back when they had the open disciplinary meetings. It was always so sad when we saw a supervisee come in and they had lost hours because their supervisor had died, or had a terminal illness, or their supervisor just kind of quit out of the blue. The supervisee is like, I was working there for two years, what happens to my hours? There’s not a lot they can do.
With the beautiful advent of Electronic Medical Records, you can have a copy of your own records after every supervision meeting. Your supervisor signs, they get a copy, you get a copy, it’s all complete. Make sure your hours log gets initialed every single time, or at least once a month so that there is never any dispute over the number of experience hours that you’re gathering. Do not be a passive supervisee. Don’t sit in your supervision and just think, well, they’re keeping track of all the notes, I’m good to go. You keep your own copies.
Confidentiality and Supervision Sessions
Those of you who are going to be working in an agency with your supervisor, you want to have a real conversation with them about keeping your supervision sessions confidential. You need to know if the information you talk about in supervision is going to be shared with the person in charge of your next promotion, right? So you need to feel so safe in that supervision relationship – safe enough to talk about things that could get you in trouble. But you trust your supervisor and they’re going to help you through it and walk you through all the steps you need in order to make things better. Have this conversation at the beginning about confidentiality and who they can share information with and when and do you want to be in on that. We call that triangulation, right?
Going back to availability. LPC Associates, here’s the deal. You must have four hours of supervision each month. Period. They’re not like cell phone minutes or data plans, they don’t roll over. You can’t bank 12 and then hold them and never go to supervision for the next three months. Four hours. Must happen within one month. Period. End of story. If you get to week four and your supervisor has been out of pocket or they’ve been doing the whole wave down the hall thing at you and you haven’t been able to pin them down to sit with you and supervise you and the next day of the month comes, you lose every experience hour for the previous month.
You don’t just lose one week or the weeks you didn’t go to supervision, you lose the entire month. If you’re working somewhere and you’re banking 80 hours a month, those all go away. Not even the indirect hours. LMFTs, it’s a little bit different – you guys are still weekly unless due cause is shown. So if you’re dual-licensed, just plan on going weekly. LPC associates, you may have a great supervisor who says, you know what, I’m going to do two weeks of individual and then I’m going to do one group where you can knock out two hours, and that gives you the fourth week free. That’s up to your supervisor, but again, a really good question you want to ask.
Picking the Right Supervisor as an LPC Associate in Texas
You want to know how easy it is to reschedule with them. If you’re getting their signature to complete your application but you have no idea if they have any other flexibility except for that Tuesday at noon that you agreed to before you got that really amazing job, and now they’re really inflexible – they’re like, no, that’s when I do supervision, Tuesdays at noon, it’s supervision time. That’s a problem.
In between graduation and your license posting, it’s not that long. When your license posts, maybe you want to keep seeing the same clients you saw in grad school, maybe the practice owner is like please just keep seeing Bob over here, Johnny – they’re really going to miss you, they really need you. You cannot practice counseling without a license in the state of Texas. If you do that in between your graduation – because when you graduate, you’re no longer under the auspices of that university, and when your associate license posts, now you’re under supervision.
I’ve heard, I can still do stuff in there but the hours just won’t count. No. In there, you are practicing without a license. If you are working somewhere where you stop counseling at graduation, ask them if you can run errands or do files or do some sort of other job around the office. Then when your license posts, you can go right back to seeing Bob and Johnny. It’s really, really important because that is the difference between a license and a certification. A license protects the public. Bob and Johnny are the ones that that is protecting. They don’t want to be counseled – they love you, of course they want to be counseled by you, but licensed you, not unlicensed you.
Continuing Education LPC
So everyone knows, LPCs, you have five years to get your 3,000 hours – five years. No renewal. If it goes past five years, you will need to reapply and meet other criteria. LMFT associates, a little bit different. You do have to renew at least one time before you can submit your upgrade paperwork. And you can actually renew three times. I think it’s up to seven years if you’re missing relational hours. But you guys can read that.
Let’s talk about continuing education. One of the things that I know you guys know is LPC Associates in Texas can now accept payment for services. They can now be self-employed. Here’s the catch: only if your supervisor says that you can. When we talk about continuing education, LPC associates, there is no law that says you have to have CEs – of course your jurisprudence exam and the sex trafficking CE, everyone has to have that who is licensed in Texas.
Other than that, there are no requirements for CEs for LPC Associates in Texas. LMFTs, there are – you have some CEs you have to get. It is totally within your supervisor’s right to require you to have CEs in, let’s say, telehealth. Or, if they have agreed to supervise you owning your own private practice, they are within their rights to ask you to take some training on business or something like that. Don’t be surprised if your supervisor wants you to have some additional training even above and beyond what your agency is asking.
Licensing in Texas
In fact, supervisors that leave my course, we want them to do an orientation for you. In Texas, the proof provider went away a couple of years ago, so your supervisor can actually be your trainer for CEs and they can teach you whatever it is you need to know. I don’t want you to be surprised if your supervisor wants you to have some additional training. No limits on sites. But, again, you just want to be careful, make sure the supervisor approves every site, that includes self-employment.
I do a little soapbox here just because I know a few of you want to slow down when getting your hours. But, I just say, would you want your physician to kind of only see a couple of patients a day for ten years and then get your license? So keep going, you can do this! Keep getting hours.
Let’s talk about compensation. If this is your first job or first substantial job, you need to just know some terminology. If you work for your supervisor, they must hire you as a W2 employee. Be aware of the fees. If there are fees built into this and splits and if you don’t see clients, you owe me this and you have to pay for supervision and you have to pay for the copy machine and if the air conditioner breaks you have to chip in here, oh, and we want you to do marketing in your off-time. When I say “work,” I’ll put it in air quotes but I don’t mean it that way. When you’re doing anything for the place that you work, that is work – if you’re doing paperwork, if you’re writing blog posts, start thinking of those things as valuable.
Tips for LPC
I will give you some tips in here about just maybe a better way to do that if you’re going to work for your supervisor. There are some tax implications. So if you don’t have a tax professional yet, make sure you get one.
Every time money changes hands, from your supervisor to you, that’s income for you. She’s going to mark that in her books as an employee salary payment. So income for you, she’s going to mark it off, it’s going to go through her payroll company, they’re going to generate your check and the W2 and all that fun stuff. Taxes and benefits should already come out of that. When money changes hands from you to her, you’re paying for a service. You’re not hiring your supervisor. You don’t have to 1099 your supervisor. You won’t have to get a payroll company for that. It is a business write-off for you; it is a business expense. But you’re not hiring your supervisor like that.
I put down just some typical fees; they could be a little lower, they could be a little higher. Emergencies, you want to make sure that your supervisor trains you how they want you to handle emergencies. Ask them when you interview them: hey, in your orientation, are you going to train me how to handle emergencies?
LPC Associate under Supervision
I did put down a couple of bullets that I’m going to draw your attention to. Who owns the records? In the new laws that went into effect the end of February, March 1st, LPC associates are now allowed to own client records. That’s a new thing. So be sure to kind of let that sink in for a minute. Your supervisor is responsible for your clinical work but not your business work. That is a super gray area. I want you to expect if you’re going to be self-employed and your supervisor is like, yeah, go ahead and be self-employed, their obligation, they must go through every bit of intake paperwork, your notes templates, your EMR, how you text, how you communicate with clients.
I want your supervisor to be all up in your business when it comes to how you communicate and handle confidential information, how you market yourself, because you still must represent yourself as an LPC associate under supervision with blah, blah, blah. So make sure that that’s something that you work out if you find that unicorn supervisor that will supervise you as self-employed. And I did make a couple of notes here about that.
Let me go ahead and talk about common mistakes. I know you’re excited to be an LPC, but please don’t add LPC to your email address, your name, like yournameLPC@gmail.com. We already talked about don’t practice between graduation and licensure. Don’t be self-employed without your supervisor’s okay. They’ll find out if you’re doing clients on the side. Please, please don’t be self-employed without your supervisor’s knowledge. If you’re a few months in and you think, I want to try this self-employment thing, your supervisor might say, that’s great, but not with me. That means you have to go on the hunt for a supervisor because if they quit, you cannot work. You cannot see clients as an LPC, as anything, if you are not supervised. There’s no such thing as an inactive LPC associate license. You are licensed for five years and you must be supervised.
Thank you for joining me on bridging the gap between grad student and LPC associate in Texas.
Blog post by Kate Walker Ph.D., LPC/LMFT Supervisor
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