Mental Health

Mental Health Practice
A Mental Health Practice license is required if a person provides treatment, assessment, psychotherapy, counseling, or equivalent activities to individuals, couples, families, or groups for behavioral, cognitive, social, mental, or emotional disorders, including interpersonal or personal situations; and includes the initial assessment of organic mental or emotional disorders for the purpose of referral or consultation.

Certified Marriage and Family Therapist (CMFT)
If you use the title ‘certified marriage and family therapist’ or represent yourself as ‘certified marriage and family therapist', you must apply for certification.

Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)
Social work practice or the practice of social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, and families or larger systems such as organizations and communities to improve, restore, or enhance their capacities for personal and social functioning and the professional application of social work values, knowledge, principles, and methods.

Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
A person who is certified as a mental health practitioner (LMHP) and certified as a professional counselor (CPC) may use the title Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Certified social workers provide the professional application of social work values, knowledge, principles, and methods in all areas of social work practice.

Certified social workers provide the professional application of social work values, knowledge, principles, and methods in all areas of social work practice.

Independent Mental Health Practitioner (IMHP)- Application and Application Memo
An Independent Mental Health Practitioner license is required if a person provides treatment, assessment, psychotherapy, counseling, or equivalent activities to individuals, couples, families, or groups for behavioral, cognitive, social, mental, or emotional disorders, including interpersonal or personal situations and diagnoses major mental illness or disorder, using psychotherapy with individuals suspected of having major mental or emotional disorders, or using psychotherapy to treat the concomitants of organic illness, with or without consultation with a qualified physician or licensed psychologist.

Mental Health Practice (LMHP)
Licensed mental health practitioner means a person who holds himself/herself out as a person qualified to engage in mental health practice or a person who offers or renders mental health practice services.

Provisionally Certified Master Social Worker (PCMSW)
Provisional Certification as a Master Social Worker (PCMSW) is a person who needs to obtain the required three thousand hours of supervised experience in social work as specified in the PDF File Mental Health Practice Act to qualify for certification as a master social worker shall obtain a provisional certification as a master social worker.

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP)
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner is a person who needs to obtain the required 3,000 hours of supervised experience in mental health practice to qualify for a mental health practitioner license.


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