|(a) All applicants for LPC licensure must complete
supervised experience acceptable to the Council of 3,000 clock-hours
under a Council-approved supervisor.
(1) All internships physically occurring in Texas must
be completed under the supervision of a Council-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 Associate. The applicant must provide documentation
acceptable to the Council 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 Associate 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 Associate must receive direct supervision
consisting of a minimum of four (4) hours per month of supervision
in individual (up to two Associates or group (three or more) settings
while the Associate is engaged in counseling unless an extended leave
of one month or more is approved in writing by the Council approved
supervisor. No more than 50% of the total hours of supervision may
be received in group supervision.
(f) An LPC Associate may have up to two (2) supervisors
at one time.