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Running head: STATE CREDENTIALING 1State Credentialing Research ProjectLindsey DillonGrand Canyon University: PCN-505July 18, 2018
STATE CREDENTIALING 2State Credentialing Research ProjectBecoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) can appear to be a difficult procedure to complete at times. The Oklahoma State Board has a set of guideline requirements and steps to take in order to successfully complete the process in becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) accurately. As a Student or a new graduate it is imperative to reachout to your state board whether it be online or giving them a call with any needs or concerns. Although each state may have similar requirements, each individual state has their own set of guideline requirements and must be followed properly to become licensed in that state. In Oklahoma there are many different licenses you are eligible to obtain and those are, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Behavioral Practitioner (LBP) and Licensed Genetic Counselor (LGC). Identifying Information and Role of the State BoardOklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health (BBHL) is located at 3815 N. Santa Fe, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. You are able to reach them by Phone: (405) 522-3696, Fax: (405) 522-3691 or by email and they are open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To make sure you are contacting the right person by email they have listed on their website the information of what each office personnel does and their role. DeNitra DuBose is their Administrative Assistant and she is able to be reached by email at, [email protected]. Diana Foster is the Office Manager and her email is [email protected]. Eric Ashmore is the Executive Director and his email is [email protected]. (Ok.gov, 2018). The Mission of the State Board
STATE CREDENTIALING 3According to the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (BBHL), “their mission is to protect the public by promoting and enforcing laws and regulations which govern the practice of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Behavioral Practitioners”(Ok.gov, 2018). Their goal is to be sure that you have all the information needed regarding counselor licensing requirements in Oklahoma in a timely manner.