Louisiana-licensed mental health counselors have a license renewal every two years with a June 30th deadline. Forty (40) continuing education hours are required to renew a license.
Of the forty hours, three (3) hours of ethics and six (6) hours of diagnosis are required. For MHC supervisors, three (3) hours of supervision are required.
Ten (10) hours of home study are allowed if NBCC approved.
Counseling & MFT
Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners
View the Board Website or Email the Board
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years (MFTs – 20 hrs must directly relate to MFT)
Home Study Allowed: 10 hours
License Expiration: Counselors – 6/30; MFTs – 12/31, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: Counselors – NBCC; MFTs – AAMFT (not PDR)
Notes: MFTs – 3 hours MFT ethics required for renewal (general course will not count) MHCs – 3 hours of ethics required, 6 hours of diagnosis, MHC Supervisors – 3 hours of supervision required
Date of Info: 04/24/2015
Professional Development Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #5590) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on the Counseling page of this website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Continuing Education Courses for Mental Health Counselors:
Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences is a 3-hour online video CE course. Clinicians and teachers working with students struggling at grade level are committed to raising their students’ achievement potential by creating opportunities to learn. In order to accomplish this, they need to learn new techniques that can help encourage discouraged students – particularly those who have different ways of learning – by supporting and motivating them without enabling self-defeating habits. This course will provide strategies and techniques for helping students minimize the patterns of “learned helplessness” they have adopted, appreciate and maximize their strengths, develop a growth mindset, value effort and persistence over success, view mistakes as opportunities to learn, and develop a love of learning that will help them take personal responsibility for their school work. The course video is split into 3 parts for your convenience.
Animal Assisted Therapy is an online 3-hour CE course. In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the effects and confirm the benefits. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of research and case studies that illustrate the considerable therapeutic potential of using animals in therapy. AAT has been associated with improving outcomes in four areas: autism-spectrum symptoms, medical difficulties, behavioral challenges, and emotional well-being. This course is designed provide therapists, educators, and caregivers with the information and techniques needed to begin using the human-animal bond successfully to meet individual therapeutic goals. This presentation will focus exclusively on Animal Assisted Therapy and will not include information on other similar or related therapy.
Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy is a 6-hour test-only course. This CE test is based on the book “Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy” (2015, 145 pages). The text articulates a practical, theoretical approach to supervision that integrates salient elements of a number of diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives from the fields of human development, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to assist in facilitating supervisee growth and change from a constructivist framework. Constructive Clinical Supervision is written in a way that is highly accessible and inviting to supervisors who are new to constructivist ideas, while also offering sufficient theoretical depth and practical utility for those already well versed in constructivism. It is written for supervisors from all backgrounds, from beginning graduate students who are learning about supervision for the first time, to seasoned veterans who are exploring ways to deepen their clinical practice.