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Pennsylvania

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In Pa., ABA people can license under the professional counseling standard. See:

 

http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter49/chap49toc.html

 

They fit in as (they should keep there syllabi to demonstrate the training they have):

 

Master’s degree in a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling includes—One of the following:

(i) Degrees in social work, psychology, art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, human services, counseling education and child development and family studies.

(ii) A degree in any applied behavioral science that includes a practicum or internship and meets any five of the educational requirements in § 49.2(1)—(8).

Planned program of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of graduate coursework in counseling or a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling—A program which includes coursework that meets the criteria in § 49.2.

 

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§ 49.2. Educational requirements. (five of the below areas)

Educational requirements are as follows:

(1) Human growth and development—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental stages.

(2) Social and cultural foundations—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society.

(3) Helping relationships—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of counseling and consultation processes.

(4) Group work—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of group development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills and other group approaches.

(5) Career and lifestyle development—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of career development and related life factors.

(6) Appraisal—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation.

(7) Research and program evaluation—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of types of research methods, basic statistics, and ethical and legal considerations in research.

(8) Professional orientation—(2 semester or 3 quarter hours) studies that provide an understanding of all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards and credentialing.

(9) Clinical instruction—(Includes 100 clock hours of supervised practicum experience and 600 clock hours of supervised internship experience). The supervised internship experience shall begin after completion of the supervised practicum experience. Until March 2, 2007, this requirement may be satisfied by completion of a total of 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of practicum/internship experience.

 

 

At SJU our students often continue on to become licensed. They need to make a committment of continuing their education 30 full credits beyond the 30 credit ABA master's degree. In addition, it is difficult for them though once they are licensed to retain both the behavioral repertoires and the counseling repertiores because not allot of the CE's for counselors are behavioral training.

 

 

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