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RULE §681.92Experience Requirements (Internship)

(a) All applicants for LPC licensure must complete supervised experience acceptable to the board of 3,000 clock-hours under a board-approved supervisor.

  (1) All internships physically occurring in Texas must be completed under the supervision of a board-approved supervisor.

  (2) For all internships physically completed in a jurisdiction other than Texas, the supervisor must be a person licensed or certified by that jurisdiction in a profession that provides counseling and who has the academic training and experience to supervise the counseling services offered by the intern. The applicant must provide documentation acceptable to the board regarding the supervisor's qualifications.

(b) The supervised experience must include at least 1,500 clock-hours of direct client counseling contact. Only actual time spent counseling may be counted.

(c) An LPC Intern may not complete the required 3,000 clock-hours of supervised experience in less than 18 months.

(d) The experience must consist primarily of the provision of direct counseling services within a professional relationship to clients by using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques to achieve the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related development and adjustment of the client throughout the client's life.

(e) The LPC Intern must receive direct supervision consisting of a minimum of four (4) hours per month of supervision in individual (up to two Interns) or group (three or more) settings while the intern is engaged in counseling unless an extended leave of one month or more is approved in writing by the board approved supervisor. No more than 50% of the total hours of supervision may be received in group supervision.

(f) An LPC Intern may have up to two (2) supervisors at one time.

Source Note: The provisions of this §681.92 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4978; 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 January 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 233; amended to be effective July 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 5057; amended to be effective February 28, 2019, 44 TexReg 844

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