Since 2011, Advanced Counselor Training, LLC provides quality, evidence based education for licensed behavioral healthcare professionals in need of clinical supervision training. We provide up to date, evidence based trainings on clinical supervision, with the purpose of preparing healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competent professionals and competent clinical supervisors. Our trainings meet the clinical supervision training requirements by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for the approved clinical supervisor certificate (ACS), ICRC for the certified clinical supervisor certificate (CCS) and the LPCAGA for the Georgia specific Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). We also provide up to date, evidence based trainings on many other topics relevant to the licensed behavioral healthcare professionals. These workshop topics meet the training requirements by the NBCC and (when appropriate) the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).
About Advanced Counselor Training
Since 2011, Advanced Counselor Training, LLC started providing regular trainings in clinical supervision for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), as regular, on-site trainings were not either not provided at all, provided on a limited basis, or provided at a cost prohibitive basis. Many state regulations (e.g., NJ, MI and GA) require LPCs to either take a graduate level supervision course or receive continuing education in clinical supervision in order to be considered qualified supervisors in their state. The ACS certification is required for NJ, 30 hours of continuing education is required for MI, and either the ACS or the CPCS is required in Georgia.
We have decided to offer this training regularly (at least twice a year), to meet the need, and to keep the costs moderate ($595 for the 30/45 hour training paid to Advanced Counselor Training (or $475 for the CPCS training in Georgia), plus an additional $110 cost of the ACS application fee paid to the CCE, bringing the total cost to obtain your ACS at $705). The need for LPCs to have specialized training in supervision started in 2009 in New Jersey, 2013 in Michigan and 2018 in Georgia. Completion of this workshop series will enable any LPC who also meets the other requirements (see our home page for full details) to apply for the Approved Clinical Supervisor Credential or the Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in GA. You can register for our next scheduled conference by clicking here.
A Brief History About Supervision Training
It all started in NJ. The NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) regulations state that as of October 5, 2011 all qualified clinical supervisors must have 30 hours of training in clinical supervision and obtain the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Credential in order to supervise a LAC, or they must have 3 graduate credits in clinical supervision from a regionally accredited institute of higher education.
In March, 2011, the LPC/LAC committee revised the regulations, stating a qualified supervisor will only need their ACS for new supervisory relationships (that start after October 5, 2011). Thus eligible LPCs who intend taking on new LAC supervisees will need their ACS or equivalent.
In January, 2013, Michigan changed its regulations for those LPCs providing supervision services to LLPCs. LPCs who started supervising after January 1, 2013 now need to complete 30 clock hours in counseling supervision, or they must have 2 graduate credits in clinical supervision from a regionally accredited institute of higher education.
In 2015 Georgia changed their LPC licensure regulations to take effect starting October 1, 2018. This will require qualified LPCs to have either their ACS or CPCS in order to supervise LAPCs. Our training provides 24 clock hours (required for the CPCS) to meet the educational requirements of the CPCS.
In response to these various state licensures changes, we will provide supervision trainings in each state approximately 1-2 times per year, according to demand.