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(State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board, Retrieved from ).Are there stepping stone licenses in your state such as LAC to LPC? What are their differences?LAC means licensed associate counselor, which is a designation used when one is a pre-licensure candidate who has a graduate degree in mental health and is seeking licensure as a mental healthcounselor, a licensed independent clinical social worker, advanced social worker, or a licensed family therapist and needs to accumulate supervised experience hours. Some states require this like New Jersey, Arkansas, and Arizona, Ohio does not.(Washington State Department of Health, Retrieved from, permitsand certificates).What are three of the main differences between the licensure requirements of the Addictions Counselor and the Professional or Mental Health Counselor?Addiction counselors are automatically eligible for reciprocity, addiction counselors can be licensed counselors with an associate degree, andin the state of Ohio one is able to obtain a chemical dependency counselor assistant which is the lowest designation and it does not require an academic degree(State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board-substance-abuse/conselor).
What licenses/certifications does your behavioral health board cover?The state of Ohio certifies counselors on many levels, social work assistants, and social work trainee, and marriage and family counselor trainee.(State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board, Retrieved from).What does it take in your state to be a specialist in your field?Submit completed application with fees to the board, have the NBCC send results of the NCMHCE exam to the board, documented 2 full calendar years of supervised experience, a total of 3,000 hours, with a minimum of 1,500 completed each year, the experience must include within its’ scope of practice the diagnosisand treatment of mental and emotional disorders,a form to document supervised hours completed by your supervisor submitted twice (one each at the end of each year) watch the board’s video Laws and Rules, have FBI & BCI criminal background check and watch the video submit official transcripts to the board showing conferred degree in counseling this is completed post-graduate.