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1 L M H C and other licensure updates Kimble L. Richardson, M.S. LMHC, LCSW, LMFT 21 June 2006

2 A Brief History in Indiana… 1993 Credentialing 1997 Licensure

3 A Brief History in Indiana… Credentialing… Title protection Licensure… Practice protection

4 Grandparenting Ended August 1999

5 In July 2005 Health Professions Bureau became… Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

6 SW, MFT and MHC Board is…

7 Board Director Assistant Board Director Case Managers (2) Counsel (AG) 2 LMHC 2 LCSW 2 LMFT 2 Consumer Members 1 Psychiatrist

8 The Board’s purpose… 1.Ensure public access to competent, safe, and ethical practitioners 2.Recognition that counselors practice within professional standards that carry the weight of the law

9 Active Licenses (as of 2/2/06) Social Workers Clinical Social Workers Marriage & Family Therapists Mental Health Counselors

10 LMHC licensure requirements Education Experience (pre and post degree) Continuing Education

11 Pre Degree Hour Masters Total Semester Hours

12 Twelve (12) Content Areas Human Growth and Development Social and Cultural Foundations Helping Relationships Group Work Career and Lifestyle Development

13 Twelve (12) Content Areas Appraisal Research and Program Evaluation Professional Orientation Foundations of MHC Contextual Dimensions of MHC Knowledge and Skills for the practice of MHC

14 Twelve (12) Content Areas Experiential Hours (1,000 hours total) Practicum100 hours Internship600 hours Advanced Internship300 hours Supervision Hours 100 hours

15 Post Graduate Requirements Experiential hours3,000 hours (acquired between 21 months & 48 months) Supervision hours 100 hours Examination (NCMHCE)

16 LMHC Exam is administered by:  NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors)   Offered 4 times per year  $120

17 CEUs 40 per Renewal Cycle (Due April 1 st of even numbered years) 20 per Licensure Year (April 1 st to March 31 st )

18 CEUs At LEAST 50% from Category 1 At MOST 50% from Category 2

19 CEUs Didn’t complete CEUs? -- Discipline -- Fines (up to $1,000)

20 Disciplinary Cases 2000 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint License Surrendered 2.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension

21 Disciplinary Cases 2001 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension 2.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension 3.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension

22 Disciplinary Cases 2002 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint Letter of Reprimand

23 Disciplinary Cases 2003 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint Probation

24 Disciplinary Cases 2004 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint Letter of Reprimand/Retired 2.AG Complaint Probation 3.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension 4.Emergency Suspension Pending

25 Disciplinary Cases 2005 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint REVOKED 2.Emergency Suspension REVOKED 3.Emergency Suspension Pending 4.AG Complaint Pending 5.AG Complaint Indefinite Suspension

26 Disciplinary Cases 2005 Case Board Action 6. AG Complaint Costs,Fined & CE required AG Complaint REVOKED AG Complaint Probation

27 Disciplinary Cases 2006 Case Board Action 1.AG Complaint Pending 2.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs 3.AG Complaint Pending 4.AG Complaint Pending 5.AG Complaint Pending

28 Disciplinary Cases 2006 Case Board Action 6.AG Complaint Pending 7.AG Complaint Pending 8.AG Complaint Pending 9.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs 10.AG Complaint Pending 11.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs

29 Disciplinary Cases 2006 Case Board Action 12.AG Complaint Pending 13.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs 14.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs 15.AG Complaint Fine & Complete All CEUs 16.AG Complaint Pending 17.AG Complaint Pending 18.AG Complaint Pending

30 Potential IPLA Changes… Ethics CEU requirement National consistency Attorney General complaints Other CEU changes Supervising students or postgraduates Teaching university courses

31 Potential IPLA Changes… Additional exam? (NCE after degree, NCMHCE after hours) Increased portability? (AASCB Credentials Bank began 7/1/05)

32 IPLA Updates… Restricted Test List By 10/01/05 Committee was to define and set criteria for: Assessment Psychological Testing Diagnosis

33 Restricted Test List But… that didn’t happen. The latest information…

34 Keep in touch with IPLA re: Your Address… It’s your responsibility!

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36 Contact Information Valerie L. Jones, JD Indiana Professional Licensing Agency ATTN: SW/MFT/MHC Board 402 W. Washington Street, W072 Indianapolis, IN (317)

37 Contact Information Kimble L. Richardson, M.S. St. Vincent Stress Center 8401 Harcourt Road Indianapolis, IN (317) – work (317) – fax

38 Questions????????????????? ?????????????????Questions Questions?????????????????

39 Thank You


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