Joanna is a Board-Approved Supervisor
in the state of Texas (LPC-S)
Applicants for the LPC in Texas must complete a supervised work (intern) experience of 3,000 clock-hours,
and that experience must be under the direction of a board approved supervisor. Joanna provides individual and group
supervision for those who have completed a graduate degree in counseling or a related field and who are wanting
to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Helpful information from the Board about the requirements of an LPC-Intern:
1. The supervised experience must include
at least 1,500 clock-hours of direct client counseling contact. Experience hours earned via counseling by technological means
of communication may count for no more than 10% of the total supervised experience hours. Only actual time spent counseling
may be counted.
2. An Intern must complete
the required 3,000 clock-hours of supervised experience in a time period of no fewer than 18 months.
3. The 18 month time period shall not be decreased by excess practicum hours
that are applied toward the supervised experience hours.
4. The internship must commence after: the completion of a graduate
degree in counseling or a related field; the completion of a planned graduate program
in counseling of at least 48 semester hours; and the completion of the examinations
5. The experience must
have consisted primarily of the provision of direct counseling services within a professional relationship to individuals
or groups 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.
LPC Intern must have received direct supervision consisting of an average of one hour a week of face-to-face or live Internet
webcam supervision in individual (up to two Interns) or group (three or more) settings for each week the intern is engaged
in counseling. No more than 50% of the total hours of supervision can be live Internet webcam supervision and no more than
50% of the total hours of supervision may be received in group supervision. No more than 50% of the total hours of group supervision
may be live Internet webcam supervision.
experience must have been under the direction of a board approved supervisor.
8. LPC Interns shall comply with the ethical standards (relating to the TEXAS LPC Code of Ethics).
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Rules-Regulations