2018 GA Composite Board Rule Changes for Counselors, Social Workers & MFT’s Pt. 1 Diagnosis Rule

Disclaimer I am an LPC in GA and a certified supervisor (CPCS & ACS). I am not a Georgia Composite Board member and I do not speak on behalf of the board. I am a current member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA and a former LPCA-GA board member. However, I also do … Read more

Ethics in Mental Health Practice- Double-booking and Overbooking

Ethics and Scheduling Psychotherapy Clients There are many things to consider with regard to ethics and scheduling psychotherapy clients. Here are just a few areas for consideration: Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of those who seek to schedule appointments with you, including HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH considerations. Fairness- Are you giving priority to certain clients … Read more

APC (LAPC) Status in Georgia, Ethics and Private Practice

Proper Guidance Associate Professional Counselors in Georgia face a series of dilemmas and challenges. The biggest of these challenges is obtaining proper guidance as they navigate the pre-licensure process. The greatest single source of proper guidance is the clinical supervisor. Many clinical supervisors are equipped to provide guidance and feedback on therapy, diagnosis, treatment planning … Read more

Diagnosis Related CE’s – Complying with SB 319 & GA Composite Board Rule 135-12

As many of you know Georgia Senate Bill 319 passed and was signed into law by the Governor onĀ  April 26, 2016. If a licensee has been independently licensed by April 26, 2016, they are exempt from the psychopathology/diagnosis course requirements related to this ruling 135-12. The language in SB 319 required the GA Composite … Read more