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

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

GA Senate Bill 319- Diagnosis for Counselors

The Right to Diagnose Many of my peers and colleagues were surprised to know that Licensed Professional Counselors in Georgia did not have a legal right to diagnose those with mental health disorders in the state of Georgia prior to last year’s battle by the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association (LPCA-GA) to pass a bill into … Read more