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)
It's that time of year again! LMFTs renewing in 2013 must submit their renewal application, payment or proof of payment, CEH Audit Form and CEH documentation (if AUDITED), and Supervisee Update Form (if a LMFT-S or LMFT-SC) to the Board office postmarked by December 31, 2013. The requirements for LMFT Renewal are listed in Chapter 35 of Board 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 materials. Also, remember you can now submit your renewal payment online via our Online Store. Please contact the Board office with any questions.
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.
Congratulations to Gerra Perkins, Laura Choate, and Penny Millhollon for their unanimous re-nominations and subsequent reaffirmations of their current positions on the Board: Gerra Perkins as Board Chair, Laura Choate as Board Vice-Chair, and Penny Millhollon as Board Secretary. Many thanks to Gerra, Laura, and Penny for agreeing to serve in these positions again!
We would also like to welcome James Nelson, M.D. as our new Member-at-Large! Dr. Nelson was appointed to the Board in late June to replace Dustin Dowling. We are very thankful to the many contributions made by Dustin to the Board and will miss him dearly! Dr. Nelson of Hammond, LA is a general surgeon at Surgical Associates and the Chief Medical Officer at North Oaks Health System. He is also a retired Colonel from the USAF Reserve. Welcome, Dr. Nelson!
Effective June 1st, 2013, the LPC Board office will be open from 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday.
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 5:00 PM 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.
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.