Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors:  Assessment and Treatment of Couples or Families

The scope of practice for LPCCs does not include the assessment or treatment of couples or families unless the LPCC meets specific qualifications mandated by California law.

Effective January 1, 2017, LPCCs who wish to assess and treat couples or families are required to obtain Board confirmation of qualifications, and provide a copy of that confirmation to the following:

  • Couple or family clients prior to commencement of treatment
  • The types of supervisees listed below, prior to commencement of supervision:
    • A Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee or Intern
    • An LPCC or PCC Intern who is gaining the supervised experience necessary to treat couples or families

More information is provided in the following documents: