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Rs 37:1103 Definitions

§1103. Definitions

(1) "Advertise" means but is not limited to the issuing or causing to be distributed

any card, sign, or device to any person, or the causing, permitting, or allowing any sign or

marking on or in any building, or by advertising on radio or television, or any other means

designed to secure public attention.

(2) "Advisory committee" means the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory

Committee.

(3) "Board" means the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of

Examiners.

(4) "Licensed marriage and family therapist" means a person to whom a license has

been issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, which license is in force and not

suspended or revoked.

(5) "Licensed professional counselor" means any person who holds himself out to

the public for a fee or other personal gain, by any title or description of services incorporating

the words "licensed professional counselor" or any similar term, and who offers to render

professional mental health counseling services denoting a client-counselor relationship in

which the counselor assumes responsibility for knowledge, skill, and ethical considerations

needed to assist individuals, groups, organizations, or the general public, and who implies

that he is licensed to practice mental health counseling pursuant to this Chapter.

(6) "Marriage and family therapy" means the professional application of

psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the prevention, diagnosis,

assessment, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in an individual

and relational disorders in couples and families.

(7) "Mental health counseling services" means rendering or offering prevention,

assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, which includes psychotherapy, of mental, emotional,

behavioral, and addiction disorders to individuals, groups, organizations, or the general

public by a licensed professional counselor, that is consistent with his professional training

as prescribed by R.S. 37:1107(A)(6), by a provisional licensed professional counselor, that

is consistent with the requirements as prescribed by R.S. 37:1107(F), and code of

ethics/behavior involving the application of principles, methods, or procedures of the mental

health counseling profession. Moreover, nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to

authorize any person licensed hereunder to administer or interpret intellectual, personality,

developmental, or neuropsychological tests in accordance with the provisions of R.S.

37:2352(7), except as provided by LAC 46:LXIII.1702(E) of the Louisiana Administrative

Code, or engage in the practice of psychology or to prescribe, either orally or in writing,

distribute, dispense, or administer any medications. If intellectual, personality,

developmental, or neuropsychological tests are deemed necessary, the licensed professional

counselor or provisional licensed professional counselor shall make an appropriate referral.

(8) "Person" means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, organization, or

body politic.

(9) "Practice of marriage and family therapy" means the rendering of professional

marriage and family therapy and psychotherapy services, limited to prevention, assessment,

diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral, relational, and addiction disorders

to individuals, couples, and families, singly or in groups, whether such services are offered

directly to the general public or through either public or private organizations for a fee,

monetary or otherwise, in accordance with professional training as prescribed by R.S.

37:1116 and code of ethics/behavior involving the application of principles, methods, or

procedures of the marriage and family therapy profession.

(10) "Practice of mental health counseling" means rendering or offering prevention,

assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, which includes psychotherapy, of mental, emotional,

behavioral, and addiction disorders to individuals, groups, organizations, or the general

public by a licensed professional counselor, which is consistent with his professional training

as prescribed by R.S. 37:1107(A)(6), by a provisional licensed professional counselor, that

is consistent with the requirements as prescribed by R.S. 37:1107(F), and code of

ethics/behavior involving the application of principles, methods, or procedures of the mental

health counseling profession which includes but is not limited to:

(a) "Appraisal", which means the use or administration of tests of language,

educational and achievement tests, adaptive behavioral tests, and symptoms screening

checklists or instruments, as well as tests of abilities, interests, and aptitudes for the purpose

of counseling persons in coping with or adapting to, changing life situations that are due to

problems in living.

(b) "Consulting", which means interpreting or reporting scientific fact or theory to

provide assistance in solving current or potential problems of individuals, groups, or

organizations.

(c) "Mental health counseling", which means assisting an individual or group,

through psychotherapy and the counseling relationship, to develop an understanding of

personal problems, to define goals, and to plan actions reflecting his or their interests,

abilities, aptitudes, and needs as these are related to personal and social concerns, educational

progress, and occupations and careers.

(d) "Referral activities", which means the evaluating of data to identify problems and

to determine the advisability of referral to other specialists.

(e) "Research activities", which means reporting, designing, conducting, or

consulting on research in counseling with human subjects.

(11) "Provisional licensed marriage and family therapist" means any person who has

completed the requirements provided in R.S. 37:1116(C) and in applicable rules of the board

and who has been issued a provisional license pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, and

such provisional license is in force and not suspended or revoked. Provisional licensed

marriage and family therapists may use the title "provisional licensed marriage and family

therapist" only under the direction and active supervision of a board approved supervisor and

only while obtaining the post-graduate degree experience required for licensure as a marriage

and family therapist. A provisional licensed marriage and family therapist shall not, under

any circumstances, provide or advertise that he is authorized to provide marriage and family

therapy independently.

(12) "Provisional licensed professional counselor" means any person who has

completed the requirements provided in R.S. 37:1107(F) and in applicable rules of the board,

and who has been issued a provisional license to provide mental health counseling services

and to practice mental health counseling. Provisional licensed professional counselors may

use the title "provisional licensed professional counselor" and shall practice mental health

counseling only under the direction and active supervision of a board approved supervisor

and only while obtaining the post-graduate degree experience required for licensure as a

professional counselor. A provisional licensed professional counselor shall not, under any

circumstances, practice mental health counseling independently or advertise that he is

authorized to practice independently.

(13) "Qualified supervision" means the supervision for a licensed marriage and

family therapist of clinical services, in accordance with standards developed by the advisory

committee, and approved by the board by an individual who has been recognized by the

advisory committee as an approved supervisor.

(14) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 235, §2, effective June 14, 2017.

Acts 1987, No. 892, §1, eff. July 20, 1987; Acts 1989, No. 415, §1; Acts 1993, No.

544, §1; Acts 1999, No. 72, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1195, §1; Acts 2007, No. 206, §1, eff. June

27, 2007; Acts 2009, No. 311, §1; Acts 2010, No. 613, §2; Acts 2011, No. 320, §1, eff. June

28, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 636, §1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2014, No. 484, §1, eff. May 1,

2015; Acts 2014, No. 736, §1; Acts 2017, No. 235, §§1, 2, eff. June 14, 2017.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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