Master’s Degree Requirement
To be eligible for the LPCC license, the Board of Behavioral Sciences requires individuals to complete a 60-semester-unit master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited or approved institution, which is counseling or psychotherapy in content, includes 6 semester units of supervised practicum, and contains at least 3 semester units, or 4½ units, of coursework in 13 core content areas. For candidates who do not meet this master’s degree requirement, APU’s M.A.Ed. in School Counseling with embedded School Counseling Credential program offers courses that meet the educational requirements for the LPCC license.
The LPCC Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling consists of the following courses:
EDCO 571Introduction to Clinical Practice: Basic Skills*
EDCO 572Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology*
EDCO 573Addictions, Assessment, and Interventions**
EDCO 574Introduction to Clinical Practice: Advanced Skills**
*Available beginning fall 2011
**Available beginning spring 2012
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