LPC Information

It is important that you follow all of the OKLAHOMA STATE GUIDELINES. A list of required classes is also included.

Your Advisors

 Glenda Hufnagel - Norman and Advanced Programs

Alisa Dougless - Tulsa

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Requirements - - Division of Professional Counselor Licensing

The mission of the Professional Counselor Licensing Division is to protect the public by promoting and enforcing laws and regulations which govern the practice of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, Licensed Behavioral Practitioners, and Licensed Genetic Counselors.

 Contact Information:

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Counselor Licensing
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
(405) 271-6030 FAX (405) 271-1918
http://www.ok.gov/health//Protective_Health/Professional_Counselor_Licensing_Division/

Materials Needed

1. LPC Academic Worksheet pcl.health.ok.gov
2. MHR Student Course Program Planner
3. Transcript (Obtain from OU)
4. See list of MHR Courses with categories for the LPC (below)

Step One
Transfer courses from transcript and/or MHR Planner to LPC Academic Worksheet
into appropriate categories

 Step Two
When you have completed the following, you are ready to apply for licensure:
1) completed 60 hours in the appropriate categories
2) your transcript reflects all 60 hours

Step Three

Obtain application materials and instructions from the LPC website (the blank
spaces are the underline key) pcl.health.ok.gov

 

TIPS
Keep all syllabi, especially Directed Readings and Independent Studies. They will
need to be sent with your application packet, because it appears only as DR, IS on
the transcript. If you need syllabi, contact Debbie Bergman (debbieb@ou.edu) or
Krista Pettersen (kpettersen@ou.edu).

For DR and IS, keep any documentation/syllabi and get it during the semester you
take the course. People leave! If a syllabus is not available, you must submit a
letter from the professor stating that the DR or IS was successfully completed on
the topic of XXXX and shows on the transcript as DR, semester, year. Likewise
for internship. The internship paperwork is saved for five years, and is destroyed
upon graduation.

In the list of MHR courses in the LPC categories, some can go in two categories,
but you can use it in only one category.

TIPS ON TAKING THE LPC EXAM

1. Obtain a study guide for the NCE (National Counselor Exam)

2. Utilize practice tests, for they help you see the style of questions.

3. For multiple choice tests, learn the names of theorists and theories.

4. If you are weak in a certain area, consider spending less time on it. If you don't
know a particular research formula, for instance, is it worth spending hours of
study time for what may be one question? Or worth a week of reviewing a course
in a very specific area (e.g., grief) for one or two questions?

5. Take up to four hours when you take the exam. Take your time, answer the ones
you know first, then go back and work with the rest.

NOTE:
For help with LPC advisement, contact:
Dr. Glenda Hufnagel: Graduate and AP
Alisa Dougless: LPC– Tulsa

OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - - Requirements for the Oklahoma LPC

THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONS HR Courses for the LPC  (Revised April 2012)
The following list contains Human Relations courses which are approved for LPC categories. 
Keep all syllabi, including those for Directed Readings and Independent Studies. 
You may be asked to provide them to the licensing office when you apply.
Note that some courses are listed in more than one category.  Each course may be used only once.           
*  Indicates the course is the approved choice to fulfill the core LPC requirement –it provides a broad foundation for the area. Any other course listed in the same area may be used as an elective ONLY.

 LPC CORE COURSES

Revised November 2012

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Human Growth and Development
HR 5100       Grief, Death, and Dying

HR 5100       Issues of Aging
HR 5100       Human Sexuality
HR 5110       Developmental Art Therapy
HR 5110       Developmental Theory
HR 5110       Developmental Theory and Character Styles
HR 5110       Journey of Adulthood
HR 5113       Adult Development and Learning
HR 5153       Human Emotions
HR 5403       Psychosocial Development *
HR 5443       Adolescent Issues

Abnormal Human Behavior

HR 5100       Gangs, Drugs, and Violence
HR 5100       Personality Disorders
HR 5100       Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
HR 5100       Diagnosis and Assessment in Art Therapy
HR 5110 or HR 5733 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
HR 5110       Violence Against Women
HR 5110 or HR 5743 Violence Against Women and Children
HR 5113       Child Abuse and Neglect
HR 5113       Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
HR 5113       Codependence
HR 5113       Addictive and Related Disorders
HR 5573       Personality and Personality Disorders
HR 5483       Diagnosis in Human Relations Counseling *

Appraisal and Assessment

HR 5100       Family Assessment
HR 5100       Diagnosis and Assessment in Art Therapy
HR 5100       Marriage and Family Assessment
HR 5110       Family Assessment and Intervention
HR 5483       Diagnosis in Human Relations Counseling
HR 5493       Assessment and Evaluation *
HR 5553       Marital and Family Assessment

Counseling Theories/Methods

HR 5003       Theoretical Foundations of Human Relations *
HR 5100       Advanced Counseling Skills
HR 5100 or HR 5533 Counseling Approaches in HR
HR 5100       Countertransference Applications
HR 5100       Cross-Cultural Counseling
HR 5100       Issue in Psychotherapy
HR 5100       Psychiatric Rehabilitation
HR 5100       Special Topics in Art Therapy
HR 5110       Conflict Resolution
HR 5110 or HR 5543 Counseling Diverse Populations
HR 5110       Helping Relationships
HR 5110       Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
HR 5110       Theoretical Approaches in Art Therapy
HR 5110       Narrative Therapies
HR 5110       Techniques of Art Therapy
HR 5113       Applications of Art Therapy
HR 5113       Foundations of Art Therapy
HR 5113       Narrative Metaphor in Counseling
HR 5113       Play Therapy
HR 5113       Treatment Strategies
HR 5113       Multicultural Counseling
HR 5163       Nonverbal Behavior
HR 5463       Counseling Skills *
HR 5473       Women and Mental Health
HR 5503       Narrative Metaphor
HR 5543       Conflict Resolution
HR 5583       Social Justice Counseling
HR 5960       Counseling Theories in HR
HR 5960       Conflict Resolution

Professional Orientation/Ethics

HR 5100       Ethical Issues in Human Relations
HR 5100       Professional and Ethical Issues in Art Therapy
HR 5113       Problems of Professional Helpers
HR 5113       Professional Orientation to Counseling
HR 5453       Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counseling *
HR 5960       Case Studies in Ethics

Research

HR 5023       Research (Methods) in Human Relations

Practicum/Internship

HR 4113       Practicum in Human Relations (if for graduate credit and if in counseling)
HR 5200       Internship in Human Relations (if in counseling)

 


LPC ELECTIVE COURSES

Group Dynamics

HR 5083       Group Dynamics
HR 5113       Group Art Therapy
HR 5433       Group Counseling

Life Style and Career Development

HR 5110       Career Counseling
HR 5110       Career Counseling: Organizational and Individual Approaches
HR 5113       Stress Management
HR 5113       Work Life Integration

Social and Cultural Foundations

HR 5013       Current Problems in Human Relations
HR 5053       Racial Diversity in Organizations
HR 5093       Intro to Graduate Studies in Human Relations
HR 5100       The Arts, Media, and Culture in Human Relations
HR 5100       HR Issues and the Media
HR 5110       Violence Against Women
HR 5110 or HR 5713 Women, Work, and Family
HR 5110       Women’s Studies in Human Relations
HR 5113       AIDS and Substance Abuse
HR 5113       Cultural Diversity
HR 5113       Intercultural Human Relations
HR 5113       Multicultural Issues in Human Relations
HR 5113 or HR 5723 Sexism and Homophobia
HR 5113       Spirituality and Human Relations
HR 5113       Transcultural Human Relations
HR 5113       Undoing Racism
HR 5120       Contemporary Feminist Thought
HR 5473       Women and Mental Health
HR 5960       Cultural Diversity
HR 5960       Spirituality and Counseling

Personality Theories

HR 5110       Developmental Theory and Character Styles
HR 5573       Personality and Personality Disorders

Crisis Intervention

HR 5960       Crisis Intervention

Marriage/Family Counseling

HR 5100       Domestic Violence
HR 5100       Couples Therapy: Psychodynamic Perspectives
HR 5100       Family and Marriage Assessment
HR 5100 or HR 5513 Marriage and Family Therapy
HR 5100       Family Assessment
HR 5100       Family Counseling
HR 5100       Family Intervention
HR 5100 or HR 5423 Family Systems and Family Reconstruction
HR 5100       Family Systems Theories
HR 5100       Family Assessment and Intervention
HR 5100       Domestic Violence and the Justice System
HR 5113       Women, Work, and Family
HR 5113       Working with Divorcing Families
HR 5523       Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Families
HR 5553       Marital and Family Assessment
HR 5960       Divorce and Custody Issues

Addictions Counseling

HR 5100       Gangs, Drugs, and Violence
HR 5100       The Twelve-Step Recovery Program
HR 5110       Understanding Addictions
HR 5110       Recovery from Addiction
HR 5113       Addictive and Related Disorders
HR 5113       AIDS and Substance Abuse
HR 5113       Codependence
HR 5413       Chemical Dependency
HR 5960       Chemical Dependency

Rehabilitation Counseling

HR 5100       Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Gerontology

HR 5100       Issues in Aging

Human Sexuality

HR 5100       Human Sexuality

Counseling with Children and Adolescents

HR 5100       Counseling with Children
HR 5100       Counseling with Children and Adolescents
HR 5113       Play Therapy
HR 5443       Adolescent Issues
HR 5523       Counseling with Children, Adolescents, and Families

 

Clinical Supervision

Psychopharmacology

Consultation

Physical and Emotional Health

HR 5153       Human Emotions
HR 5970       Positive Psychology

Specialty Areas When Established (none established)

Note:
At times, courses not listed above are offered in aspects of Art Therapy under course numbers HR 5100, 5110, and 5113.  These courses may be used in the category to which they relate; for example, Group Art Therapy would fall under Elective Area A.  The LPC board may in the future consider using Art Therapy courses only for electives, so it is safer to use them only in elective categories.
Some Directed Readings courses (HR 5960) are listed above, indicating that they are online courses with a set syllabus for all students.  All other Directed Readings and Independent Studies courses are taken independently and are not listed above.  They will be approved only after the course is taken and either the syllabus OR an official letter from the professor, identifying the content of the course, is submitted to the LPC office with the transcript.  LPC students should make sure that the DR and IS courses are identifiable counseling courses that fit into the LPC categories.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Pass the state certification examination Supervised work experience: 3 years or 3,000 hours; 90 minutes of supervision for 40 hours of work (Supervised experience can be accrued only after official application has been made. This includes application fee, official transcript, internship documentation form and supervision agreement.)

*Additional graduate hours can substitute for some supervised work requirements at the rate of 30 graduate hours for 1,000 hours or one year.

For specific license information, contact: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Counselor Licensing, 1000 N. E. Tenth Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1299, (405)271-6030

 

Statement of Counseling Licensure

 

Because of the nature and scope of the Master of Human Relations degree, we are not an accredited counseling training program. However, the MHR, if courses are taken primarily related to counseling, is accepted as a "content equivalent" degree, meeting the degree requirement in Oklahoma for Licensed Professional Counselor.

It is the responsibility of the student interested in licensure to obtain the relevant licensing regulations and requirements and to structure his or her MHR program in accordance with those guidelines. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the student to check the syllabus of each course to make sure that the course fits the requirements of the licensure guidelines. Students maybe required to submit a syllabus for any course taken, when applying for licensure.

 

For the LPC, it will always be necessary to take courses beyond the requirements for the MHR.

Students are advised that the Department of Human Relations may not offer all the courses needed for a particular license. However, graduate courses from other departments or universities may be used for licensure, in addition to courses taken from the Human Relations department.

Faculty advisors in Human Relations may offer assistance to students if requested, but the decision on whether courses are accepted rests with the licensing board.

For information regarding the LPC, consult this website: pcl.health.ok.gov

Application forms and other information can be downloaded from this site. For LPC requirements, see chapter 405, Subchapter 9. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and the LPC is only for Oklahoma.

 

NOTE:

At this time, The Department of Human Relations does not have all the requisite courses for the LMFT or LADC. We advise students only for the LPC.