LPCC Supervision Designation Requirements

Please note: the new eLicense system refers to credentials such as training supervision designations as "endorsements".

(E) Requirements for applying for a training supervision designation.

(1) Licensed professional clinical counselors applying for training supervision designation shall meet the following minimum requirements. Licensed professional counselors who hold the supervision designation prior to January 1, 2013 may continue to hold that designation as long as they maintain it in good standing.

(a) Document a minimum of twenty-four hours of academic preparation or board approved continuing education coursework in counselor supervision training including training six hours in each area as follows:

(i) Assessment, evaluation and remediation which includes initial, formative and summative assessment of supervisee knowledge, skills and self-awareness; components of evaluation e.g. evaluation criteria and expectations, supervisory procedures, methods for monitoring (both direct and indirect observation) supervisee performance, formal and informal feedback mechanisms, and evaluation processes (both summative and formative), and processes and procedures for remediation of supervisee skills, knowledge, and personal effectiveness and self-awareness;

(ii) Counselor development which includes models of supervision, learning models, stages of development and transitions in supervisee/supervisor development, knowledge and skills related to supervision intervention options, awareness of individual differences and learning styles of supervisor and supervisee, awareness and acknowledgement of cultural differences and multicultural competencies needed by supervisors, recognition of relational dynamics in the supervisory relationship, and awareness of the developmental process of the supervisory relationship itself;

(iii) Management and administration which includes organizational processes and procedures for recordkeeping, reporting, monitoring of supervisee's cases, collaboration, research and evaluation; agency or institutional policies and procedures for handling emergencies, case assignment and case management, roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees, and expectations of supervisory process within the institution or agency; institutional processes for managing multiple roles of supervisors, and summative and formative evaluation processes; and

(iv) Professional responsibilities which includes ethical and legal issues in supervision includes dual relationships, competence, due process in evaluation, informed consent, types of supervisor liability, privileged communication, consultation, etc.; regulatory issues include Ohio laws governing the practice of counseling and counseling supervision, professional standards and credentialing processes in counseling, reimbursement eligibility and procedures, and related institutional or agency procedures.

(b) Each licensed professional clinical counselor shall obtain a minimum of one year and fifteen hundred hours of clinical experience, post licensed professional clinical counselor licensure, which shall include the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

(c) The fifteen hundred hours shall include at least one supervision experience. The licensed professional clinical counselor in training shall observe five supervision sessions conducted by a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisor designation. Following the observation of five supervision sessions, the licensed professional clinical counselor in training and the supervisor shall conduct a minimum of a one hour review session to process and review the observed sessions. Supervision must start with an initial face to face meeting after which communication may be in person, via videoconferencing, or by phone. face-to-face, which may include videoconferencing.

(d) Comply with the American counseling association "ACA" ethical standards pertaining to the supervisory relationship.

(e) Document applicant's familiarity with significant legal, ethical, and clinical issues relevant to the supervisory relationship on a form prescribed by the board.

(2) All licensed professional counselors and licensed professional clinical counselors shall maintain the training supervision designation by obtaining three hours of counselor professional standards committee approved continuing professional education in supervision.

(3) Licensed professional clinical counselors engaged in training supervision shall be called "licensed professional clinical counselor with training supervision designation" per paragraph (Q)(9) of rule 4757-3- 01 of the Administrative Code. They shall have adequate training, knowledge, and skill to render competent clinical supervision and shall meet the criteria for work and training supervision as defined in paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule. Licensed professional counselors engaged in training supervision shall be called "licensed professional counselor with training supervision designation" per paragraph (Q)(8) of rule 4757-3-01 of the Administrative Code. 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.