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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 30TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
CHAPTER 681PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
SUBCHAPTER JCONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
RULE §681.142Types of Acceptable Continuing Education

(a) Acceptable continuing education may include:

  (1) completion of graduate academic courses in areas supporting development of skill and competence in professional counseling at an accredited institution;

  (2) participation in case supervision, management, or consultation provided that it is not required as a part of a licensee's employment; is conducted according to stated training or didactic goals such as expertise in specific techniques including supervision techniques or certification in specialty areas of counseling; is conducted by an appropriately state-licensed, state-certified, or state-registered mental health professional who meets board requirements for supervisors, demonstrates training and expertise in the specific area for which supervision is provided, and has received prior approval by the board for the program; and does not exceed six months in length;

  (3) participation or teaching in programs directly related to counseling (e.g., institutes, seminars, workshops, or conferences) which are approved or offered by an accredited college or university, a nationally recognized professional organization in the mental health field or its state or local equivalent organization, or a state or federal governmental agency;

  (4) completion of an independent study program directly related to counseling and approved or offered by a nationally recognized professional organization in the mental health field or its state equivalent, approved or offered by an accredited college or university, or approved or offered by a board approved continuing education provider. For renewals due on or after December 1, 2016, nine hours of the 24 required must be face-to-face;

  (5) participation in programs directly related to counseling and are offered by persons approved by the board as continuing education providers; and/or

  (6) attendees at a complaints committee meeting of the board who are not a respondent or complainant involved in a complaint or attending as result of a board directive may receive 3 hours of Texas LPC ethics credit. The hours obtained can be used for either ethics or supervision credit.

(b) Continuing education must fall within these approved content areas:

  (1) normal human growth;

  (2) abnormal human behavior;

  (3) appraisal or assessment techniques;

  (4) counseling theories;

  (5) counseling methods or techniques;

    (A) counseling individuals;

    (B) groups; or

    (C) couples, families or organizations;

  (6) research;

  (7) life style and career development;

  (8) social, cultural, and family issues;

  (9) professional orientation and counselor ethics; and/or

  (10) other areas directly supporting the continued development of the profession of counseling skills.


Source Note: The provisions of this §681.142 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective November 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 10512; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3268; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7801; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8889; amended to be effective July 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 5057

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