Assignment: State Credentialing and Licensure

Assignment: State Credentialing and Licensure

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Assignment: State Credentialing and Licensure

Clinical mental health counselors are subject to laws established by state professional counselor licensure boards. Conduct an Internet search to locate the legislative body that grants professional counseling licenses in your state and explore its Web site. Then, in your post, complete the following:

  • Present the scope of practice for clinical mental health counselors in your state (note that CMHCs might also be called LPCs, LMHCs, or something similar). What are CMHCS allowed to do, as defined by law? What are they not allowed to do?
  • List the preparation standards and steps necessary for credentialing in your state. Post these in a bulleted, abbreviated, outline format.
  • Describe something new or surprising that you learned as you researched the scope of practice in your state.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one other learner whose state licensure requirements differ from those in your state. Please choose a post that has had few or no responses. Compare and contrast the differences in requirements between the two states.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Research professional organizations, including professional membership benefits, activities, services to members, and current issues.
  • Use the Internet to identify professional organizations relevant to the practice of mental health counseling in a specialty area

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered