MA: Masters degree in Counseling (CACREP), from Texas State University Requirements

  • Jaclyn N. Sepp completed 61 hours of graduate level coursework, 100 hours of clinical practicum & 600 hours of site-based internship.
  • Successful completion and passing score on National Counselor Examination for Licensure & Certification

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor Requirements

  • A master’s degree in counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • A planned graduate program in counseling of at least 48 graduate semester hours.
  • Academic course work in each of the following areas: normal human growth and development; abnormal human behavior; appraisal or assessment techniques; counseling theories; counseling methods or techniques (individual and group); research; lifestyle and career development; social, cultural and family issues; and professional orientation
  • Supervised practicum experience with at least 300 clock-hours with at least 100 clock-hours of direct client contact.
  • Take and pass the National Counselor Exam
  • Take and pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam
  • Supervised post-graduate counseling experience (LPC internship). 3000 clock-hours with at least 1,500 being direct client contact of internship under the supervision of a board-approved supervisor is required.

RPT: Registered Play Therapist Requirements

  • Current and active individual state license to independently provide clinical mental health services
  • Master’s degree with demonstrated coursework in child development, theories of personality, principles of psychotherapy, and child & adolescent psychopathology, and ethics
  • General clinical experience required by state licensure roughly equivalent to 2 years and 2,000 hours of general mental health clinical experience
  • 150 hours of play therapy specific instruction from institutions of higher education or APT-approved providers (limit 50 non-contact hours)
  • 500 hours of supervised play therapy specific experience, plus 50 hours of concurrent play therapy specific supervision

NCC: Nationally Certified Counselor Requirements

  • Hold a master’s degree with a major study in counseling including at least 48 semester hours of graduate-level academic credit in counseling.
  • Coursework must cover the following nine content areas: Human Growth and Development Theories in Counseling, Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling, Helping Relationships in Counseling, Group Counseling Theories and Processes, Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development, Assessment in Counseling, Research and Program Evaluation, Professional Orientation to Counseling, Counseling Field Experience
  • Document at least 100 hours of counseling supervision.
  • Document having completed at least 3,000 hours of counseling work experience.
  • Obtain a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).