LPC-I: No Such License

(c) Debra Crown, LPC-S, LCDC

 

Just a reminder, because I am on social media a lot I keep seeing the same mistake by many well-intended and provisionally licensed folks. If you look at the state statues and rules and regulations you'll see a lot of references to LPC Intern but n e v e r LPC-I. 

In the code 681 you will also find that it specifically states: On all advertisements, billings and announcements of counseling treatment by an LPC Intern, the intern’s name shall be followed by the name of the supervisor in the same type size and font.

Rule § 681.49 (h) states (again) that LPC Interns holding a temporary license shall indicate intern status on all advertisements, billing, and announcements of counseling treatment by the use of the term “LPC Intern.” On all advertisements, billings and announcements of counseling treatment by an LPC Intern, the intern’s name shall be followed by the name of the supervisor in the same type size and font.

It can be confusing, because according to the rules and regulations it's OK to use the short-cut, "LPC-S" but they specifically do not want interns to use "LPC-I" you must use "LPC Intern" with your supervisor's name next to yours in the same size and font so no consumer will mistake you for a fully licensed individual before you've completed your 18 month provisional license period.

Be cautious to represent yourself according to what the State Board states in the rules and regulations.

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Debra Crown LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisior

Plano, Texas 75093

www.ThriveClinical.com

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