This is a brief overview of the law concerning supervision designation. It is your responsibility to read the Laws and Rules for a full understanding of the requirements and the duties of a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation.
Please note: the new eLicense system refers to credentials such as training supervision designations as "endorsements".
An LPCC-S or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation is able to give training supervision to an Licensed Professional Counselors registered as clinical resident, and counselor trainees. This is the only license type that can give training supervision to an LPC, LPCC or CT. LPCC-S shall have adequate training, knowledge, and skill to render competent clinical supervision and shall meet the criteria for work and training supervision. An LPCC-S is also able to supervise an MFT, LPC or LSW for work supervision; please note this type of supervision is not counted towards supervision training hours.
Beginning January 1, 2013 the CSWMFT Board will no longer offer supervision designation to Licensed Professional Counselors. LPC-S who hold supervision designation prior to January 1, 2013 may continue to hold that designation as long as they maintain it in good standing. LPC-S engaged in training supervision shall be called ‘supervising counselors’…They shall have adequate training, knowledge, and skill to render competent non-clinical supervision and shall not supervise the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
Renewing Supervision Designation Status:
Supervising counselors shall maintain their status by completing three of (their 30 hours) of continuing education in supervision that has been approved by the Professional Counselors Standards Committee. This type of supervision needs to be focused on training that will help the supervisor help their supervisees (counselor trainees and clinical residents) to gain the experience required for licensure and to improve their own skills as a supervising counselor.
All 24 CEU hours may be completed online to qualify for LPCC-S, but only those hours that are pre-approved, or have received post program approval will be accepted. You are encouraged to re-use these hours to renew your upcoming renewal. Keep in mind counselor renewal requires 15 of the 30 hours to be taken in person. These 24 CEUs may be re-used towards your license renewal if completed within your two year renewal period or banked towards your next renewal.