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Descriptions of the various Licenses

Licensed Psychologists (LP) – clinicians with doctoral degrees (typically PhD or PsyD) in psychology. Licensed Psychologists have passed a series of exams and received two years (typically 4,000 hours) of full-time supervised experience past their doctoral courses. They have received advanced training in psychotherapy and psychological testing.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) – clinicians with master’s degrees (typically MA or MS) who have received 3,000 hours of supervised experience past their master’s courses. LPCs focus on behavior within the individual.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) – clinicians with master’s degrees (typically MA or MS) who have received two years of supervised experience to become licensed. LCSWs aim to integrate people within community resources.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) – clinicians with master’s degrees (typically MA or MS) who have received 3,000 hours of supervised experience, including at least 1,500 hours of direct counseling with couples and/or families. LMFTs focus on behavior in its social and relational context.



THE CENTER RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Post-Doctoral Fellows – clinicians with doctoral degrees (typically PhD or PsyD) in psychology and are in the process of passing series of exams and received one year (typically 2,000 hours) of full-time supervised experience during their doctoral program. They are supervised by Licensed Psychologists.

Doctoral Practicum Students – clinicians who have finished all of their doctoral coursework and are completing their first of two years of full-time supervised experience. They are supervised by Licensed Psychologists.

Licensed Professional Counselor–Interns (LPC-I) – clinicians who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and are in the process of completing 3,000 professional counseling hours. They hold a provisional license and are supervised by a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Associates (LMFT-A) – clinicians who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and are working towards completing 3,000 professional hours, particularly focusing on counseling couples and families.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) – clinicians who have completed a master’s degree in social work. They must complete two years of full-time counseling experience to become a fully licensed LCSW.

Practicum Students – students who are still completing coursework for their master’s degree or doctoral degree. They are supervised by anyone who holds a supervision license.