Licensed Clinical Social Workers (And) Licensed Professional Counselors

Designation: Licensed Clinical Social Workers (And) Licensed Professional Counselors

Full Time

June 30, 2021


Licensed Clinical Social Workers (AND) Licensed Professional Counselors may be responsible for one, multiple, or all of the following duties:

  • Assessing mental health conditions and disorders
  • Providing psychotherapy, which is therapy based on the workings of the mind rather than on medical approaches
  • Suggesting courses of treatment, help adjust them as necessary and review results
  • Offering brief courses of targeted treatment for a single issue, such as the death of a loved one or an assault
  • Helping to manage crises, like suicide attempts, war or other traumas
  • Diagnosing tough cases and advance psychopathology, or the scientific understanding of mental disorders
  • Providing counseling to a wide variety of groups
  • Furthering the understanding of human growth and development
  • Performing research and evaluations to gather data, inform decision-making or assist larger groups or communities in making positive change
  • Helping people improve their lives, careers and family situations
  • Helping parents revamp their homes and lifestyles to regain control of children who may have been removed by the state
  • Creating safe social and cultural communities in which children, adolescents, adults and the elderly can take part
  • Supervising the practicums and internships of new counselors
  • Managing paperwork
  • Billing insurance
  • Submitting career information and data to help inform government agencies or professional groups about the field


Qualification / Requirements

  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (And) Licensed Professional Counselor Employment Qualifications: LCSW’s and LPC’s  must meet several qualifications before working, and using their title, which are as follows:

  • A master’s or doctoral degree in social work or counseling from an accredited institution, as determined by the governing body in the jurisdiction
  • Completion of 3,000 hours’ clinical work supervised by a currently practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Passage of the  required exams
  • Continuing education to maintain licensure in the following years, including courses regarding theory as well as ethics, reporting and more
  • Adherence to a code of ethics, as established by the governing body in the jurisdiction

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