License Types - Term Definitions

AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist

AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist - all therapists must demonstrate competency in the following core knowledge areas. Ethics, Sexual and reproductive physiology and anatomy, health and medical factors that influence sexuality, the normal range of sexual function in males and females. Additionally all therapist must posses special training in understanding sexual diversity, intimacy, issues related to sexual orientation, substance abuse and sexuality, including cyber sexuality.

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) - The social work practitioner with the ACSW credential has a graduate academic degree and has completed two years of supervised clinical work experience and 20 hours of relevant continuing education. Licensed clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed-care plans. The ACSW is a leadership credential and a symbol of social work excellence. The ACSW holder enjoys worldwide recognition from peers, clients, and employers

Advanced Certified Alcohol / Drug Counselor (ACADC)

Advanced Certified Alcohol / Drug Counselor (ACADC) - Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences Field, which includes a clinical component. Documentation of 2000 hours of work experience with substance abuse clients, and documentation of 180 hours of clinical substance counseling supervision.

Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotist (ACCH)

Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotist (ACCH)

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW)

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW)

  • Education Requirement: MSW
  • Field Requirement: At least two years of supervised social work experience in hospice and palliative care, 20 or more contact hours of continuing education related specifically to the specialty practice
  • Additional Requirements: State license, or an additional 4 years experience and 40 contact hours of continuing education for individuals in states that do not require licensure, professional affiliations with both the National Association of Social Workers and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals, a division of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NCHPP)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses have a master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. These nurses are eligible to be licensed as therapists. APRNs provide a range of primary mental health care services to individuals, families, and groups, and function as psychotherapists, educators, consultants, advanced case managers, or administrators. Many states require certification by a national body prior to practicing. Once licensed, APRNs are authorized to prescribe medications. (American Nursing Association)

Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology (ASW-G)

Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology (ASW-G)

  • Education Requirement: MSW, 20 contact hours of continuing education relevant to work with older adults, or provided proof of an aging/gerontology concentration via transcripts or certificate
  • Field Requirement: At least 2 years or 3,000 hours of experience working with the elderly
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, a reference from either a supervisor or social work colleague, ACSW or current exam-based state clinical-level license or certification; current state master’s-level or advanced generalist-level license, or passing score on the ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) master’s-level or advanced generalist-level exam for ASW-G
Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (ASUDC)

Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (ASUDC) - To hold this credential one must:

Hold either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree:
- Prerequisite courses: (1) human growth and development across the lifespan; (2) human biology; and (3) general psychology

Pass one of the following:
- NAADAC II
- NAADAC MAC - ICRC AADC

The counselor must have a minimum of 4,000 hrs supervised experience as a CASUDC under supervision of qualified ASUDC or MHT of which 2,000 hrs may have been obtained while qualifying for a SUDC license.

Alcohol/Drug Counseling Aide (ADCA)

Alcohol/Drug Counseling Aide (ADCA)

  • Currently Working in an approved counseling setting
  • Sign a Code of Ethics
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

Membership in AAPC is open to all who support AAPC's mission to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities. The primary benefit of membership is to be a formal participant in the dialogue on the integration of spirituality and one's professional practice.

American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)

Integrative Holistic Medicine is an emerging medical specialty that incorporates
(1) caring for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – to treat and prevent disease and

(2) empowering patients to create a condition of optimal health.

Both outside and inside the medical profession, this concept of medicine of the whole person is gathering increasing support.

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Established in 1947, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) grants Diplomate certification to licensed psychologists who demonstrate an advanced level of competency and experience in their service specialty. To obtain this certification, a psychologist must undergo a rigorous written and oral examination process by a team of examiners certified in that specialty.

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) - A master’s degree or higher in a mental health field. Specialized training, and a minimum of three years of postmaster’s experience in mental health services that includes at least 1,500 hours of direct service with clients is required.

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

All registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS)

Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) -  Holds a as an licensed clinical social worker ( LCSW ), verify at least 3 years of full-time social work experience at the LCSW level, and complete specialized clinical supervision classes / program.

Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)

Once recognized as an ATR, individuals can apply for Board Certification, and earn an ATR-BC credential, through the Art Therapy Credentials Board, (ATCB). To obtain certification, the therapist must have postgraduate supervised experience and must have passed a written exam. The ATR-BC credential requires maintenance with continuing education courses to keep standards high.

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) - Degree Requirement Possession of a minimum of a bachelor's degree, and  an additional 135 classroom hours of instruction, and required experience.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) - Degree Requirement Possession of a minimum of a Masters Degree, and  an additional 135 classroom hours of instruction, and required experience.

Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP)

Board certification by the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP). The Forensic Board is an affiliate of the ABPP that offers a Diploma in Forensic Psychology to those psychologists who satisfactorily complete the requirements for achieving Specialty Board Certification. (American Board of Forensic Psychology)

Board Certified Coach (BCC)

Board Certified Coach (BCC) - A professional coach has, met certain educational and training requirements, passed a psychometrically sound coach-specific examination, and has accumulated the required number of experience hours in the field of coaching.

Board Certified Depression Counselor (BCDC)

Board Certified Depression Counselor (BCDC)

Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)

The Board Certified Diplomate certification is granted to practitioners who demonstrate a high level of competency and experience in their field and have five years and 7,500 hours of post-graduate clinical practice (including 3,000 hours under supervision). BCD professionals can be social workers, counselors, psychologists, or other mental-health professionals.

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress ( BCETS )

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress ( BCETS ) - Certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Board Certified Health Service Provider (HSPP)

Board Certified Health Service Provider (HSPP)

Board Certified Hospice & Bereavement Counselor (BCHBC)

Board Certified Hospice & Bereavement Counselor (BCHBC)

Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC)

Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) - Holds a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or University. Has received ordination, religious licensure, and/or certification from a recognized entity. Have a minimum of one year of experience in counseling-related activities and caregiving, and a minimum of 60 contact hours/CEs related to the incorporation of biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.

Board Certified professional (BC)

A Board Certified professional--depending upon the State or Board that has provided the certification--has generally undergone a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area in which they practice.

Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC)

Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. Licensed Mental Health Professionals who identify and practice also as Christian counselors.

Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC)

A Board Certified Professional Counselor, depending upon the State or Board that has provided the certification, has generally undergone a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area in which they practice.

Board Certified Sex Therapy & Counseling ( BCSTC )

Board Certified Sex Therapy & Counseling ( BCSTC )

Board registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA- I)

Board registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA- I)

Board registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA- II)

Board registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA- II)

Certifed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level I (CADC I)

Certifed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level I (CADC I)

  • Two years (4,000 hours) full time work experience as a CADCA in an approved counseling environment
  • Sign a code of Ethics and Scope of Practice
  • Pass the IC&RC Case Presentation Method of Oral Review Examination
  • Submit CADC I application with two peer recommendation letters, letter from director of supervised field experience and/or supervisor/project director of employing agency, resume and photo ID
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a postgraduate certificate for those who have studied beyond their Masters in Education degree.

Certified (Registered) Psychologist (CPsych)

Certified (Registered) Psychologist - To become a registered psychologist, one must possess a doctoral degree which qualifies for psychology licensure and at least 1500 hours of qualifying supervised professional experience.

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) - Holds a High School Diploma/GED, Associate/Vocational Degree, or higher. Has 250 hours of specialized training, and a minimum of 300 hours of direct supervision that includes at least 6,000 hours of direct service with clients, and has passed a written exam.

Certified Addiction Counselor Level II (CACII)

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC II) - Holds a Bachelor's Degree, or higher. Completed 270 contact hours of education and training in alcoholism and drug abuse or related counseling subjects, and a minimum of 3 years full-time or 6,000 hours active practice as a chemical dependency/abuse counselor in the past 8 years, including 144 hours of supervision, and pass a written exam.

Certified Addiction Counselor Level III (CACIII)

Certified Addiction Counselor (with level 3 training)

Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)

The Certified Addiction Professional specializes in addiction treatment, including substance and alcohol abuse counseling. The CAP normally has a bachelor's degree or the equivalent, supervised training, and has passed a qualifying exam.

Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)

The Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) certification is granted by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. It is a clinical certification based upon experience providing treatment under the direction of a qualified clinical supervisor, specialized training, and a written examination. Specialization in the addictions resides within five categories of treatment activity: alcohol addiction, drug addiction, eating disorders, sex addiction, and gambling addiction.

Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors (CATC)

Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors (CATC) are recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Counselors promote addiction services in communities and have completed academic and experiential requirements necessary for a certificate in alcohol and drug studies.

Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN)
Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) - Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. Have a minimum of 2000 hours (one year) of nursing experience related to addictions as an RN within the last three years.
Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP)
Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) - Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. A Master's degree or higher in nursing. Minimum of 500 hours of supervised, direct client contact in working with individuals and families impacted by addictions/dual diagnoses. All 500 hours may be earned while in the master's program.
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

CAADC is the master’s level CADC credential. This classification is viewed as the title for the alcohol and drug counselor primarily involved in providing direct alcohol and drug treatment services. This is an international credential that is recognized throughout the world via reciprocity.

Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-ACYFSW)

Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-ACYFSW)

  • Education Requirement: MSW, 20 contact hours of population-specific continuing education
  • Field Requirement: 1 year and 1,500 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW children, youth, and family social work experience
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, an evaluation from an approved supervisor, a reference from an MSW colleague, one of the following: ACSW, DCSW, and/or current state MSW-level license or an ASWB MSW-level exam passing score

 

Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)

Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)

  • Education Requirement: MSW
  • Field Requirement: 1 year and 1,500 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW work experience
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, an evaluation from an approved supervisor, a reference from an MSW colleague, one of the following: One of the following: current ACSW, DCSW, and/or a current state exam-based social work license or a passing score on the ASWB exam
Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CASUDC)

Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CASUDC)  - To hold this credential one must:

Hold either a Bachelor's or Master's degree:
- Prerequisite courses: (1) human growth and development across the lifespan; (2) human biology; and (3) general psychology

Pass one of the following:
- NAADAC II
- NAADAC MAC - ICRC AADC

 

Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CASUDC-I)

Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CASUDC-I) - This is a temporary, 6 month intern's license, for gaining the required supervision hours required for the next license, it cannot be extended    

To hold this credential one must:

Hold either a Bachelor's or Master's degree:

- Prerequisite courses: (1) human growth and development across the lifespan; (2) human biology; and (3) general psychology

Pass one of the following:
- NAADAC II
- NAADAC MAC - ICRC AADC 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree or the equivalent, substantial training in alcohol and drug education, and 4,000 hours of supervised counseling experience.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate (CADCA)

Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, 315 hours addiction counseling education, training in alcohol and drug education, and 300 hours of supervised counseling experience.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II (CADC II)

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II (CADC II)

  • Three years (6,000 hours) full time work experience as a CADCA in an approved counseling environment (continued from step 4)
  • Sign a code of Ethics and Scope of Practice
  • Submit CADC II application with two peer recommendation letters, letter from director of supervised field experience and/or supervisor/project director of employing agency, resume and photo ID
Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III ( CADC III )
CADC III - Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III - Master's Level Degree Minimum Master's Degree Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III ( CADC III ) Education 300 hours addiction counseling education Supervision 6,000 hours in a counseling environment Letter of Verification Verification of sobriety of three years Test MAC National Certification Examination NAADAC Case Presentation Examination
Certified Associate/ Emotional Intelligence Assessment Coach (CAEIAC)

Certified Associate / Emotional Intelligence Assessment Coach (CAEIAC)

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC)

A Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC) has undergone supervised training of 300 hours in a setting where alcohol and drug counseling is provided and up to 6,000 hours of relevant work experience, depending upon the counselor's academic record.

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counselor ( GCCA-C )

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counselor ( GCCA-C )

Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW)

Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW)

  • Education Requirement: MSW, 180 contact hours of ATOD-specific continuing education
  • Field Requirement: 2 years and 3,000 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW health care social work experience, 3,000 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW ATOD-specific counseling experience
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, an evaluation from an approved supervisor, a reference from an MSW colleague, one of the following: current ACSW, DCSW, and/or current highest-level state clinical social work license
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCH)

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCH)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) -

In addition to holding the NCC credential, the requirements for the CCMHC certification include the following: Documentation of a minimum of 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours of graduate-level academic credit in counseling from a regionally accredited university, or equivalent entry for 48-hour master’s degrees (see below). 100 hours of counseling supervision, spanning at least 24 months from the date the applicant's graduate degree (master’s or higher) in counseling, or with a major study in counseling, was conferred. 3,000 hours of clinical client contact, spanning at least 24 months from the date the applicant's graduate degree (master’s or higher) in counseling, or with a major study in counseling, was conferred. A taped clinical session (after the application and examination are complete and approved), OR documentation of two additional years of clinical supervision. (This requirement is waived for CACREP Mental Health Counselor graduates.) A passing score on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist (IACSAS)

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

The Certified Clinical Supervisor is licensed to provide supervision to individuals who provide alcohol and drug counseling services. They conduct case reviews, case management, development of counseling skills and client treatment plans.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate (CCDP-D)

The Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional contains all of the requirements for the CADC and also requires a counseling related Masters degree, passing the Diplomate exam, and specific professional experience in co-occurring disorders. The CCDP-D works with clients who have a primary diagnosis of both mental health and addiction problems. The CCDP-D is not a clinical practice credential and should only be used for work within health care or counseling settings. Private practice counselors must have a license approved by the Division of Consumer Affairs to provide independent counseling.

Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor (CCGC)

Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor. Certified to evaluate & treat individuals & their families whom have a compulsive gambling issue.

Certified Core Belief Psychotherapist (CCBP)

Core Beliefs Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment strategy that quickly accesses and heals the "Mistaken Core Beliefs" of the core self. CBP can be used to treat anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, relationship issues and compulsions.

Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)

Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)

Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)

Iaedp™ established the certification process to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. Professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise through education, experience and a rigorous examination are eligible for certification as a, Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD).

Certified Eating Disorders Registered Nurse (CEDRN)

iaedp™ established the certification process to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. Professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise through education, experience and a rigorous examination are eligible for certification as a, Certified Eating Disorders Registered Nurse (CEDRN).

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS)
Iaedp™ established the certification process to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. Professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise through education, experience and a rigorous examination are eligible for certification as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) in mental health.
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)

The Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) is the only credential that represents the employee assistance profession and is recognized world-wide by EAPs, employers, accrediting agencies, third party insurers and clients. The CEAP demonstrates ability and mastery of the body of knowledge required for competence in EA practice and recognizes those individuals who have met established standards and who adhere to a professional code of conduct designed to ensure the highest standards in the delivery of employee assistance services.

Certified Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Certified Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Certified Equine Interactional Professional (CEIP)

Certified Equine Interactional Professional (CEIP) - Certification provides documented evidence of examination by an independent certifying organization and demonstrates a certain level of knowledge about the specialized field of equine assisted therapy.

Certified Equine Specialist (CES)

Certified Equine Specialist (CES)

Certified Equine Specialist (CES-II)

Certified Equine Specialist (CES-II)

Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provides certification for the profession of family life education. The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program encourages applications from professionals with preparation and experience in family life education including formal teaching, research/scholarship, community education, public information and education, curriculum and resource development, health care, military family support, and ministry. Certified family life educators have a minimum of a bachelor's degree; many CFLEs have advanced degrees.

Certified Family Therapist (CFT)

Certified Family Therapist (CFT)

Certified Grief Counselor ( GC-C )

Certified Grief Counselor ( GC-C )

Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)

A Certified Group Psychotherapist is a clinical mental health professional who meets nationally accepted criteria of education, training, and experience in group psychotherapy.

Certified Health Coach (CHC)
Health and wellness coaches are individuals who help people learn more about healthy living. Typically, they are training in the fields of fitness, nutrition, stress reduction and healthy behaviors. Coursework in becoming a certified coach is designed to help people engage in patient-focused counseling. In other words, health coaches help clients set and achieve healthy living goals.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

The CHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development.

Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT)

The Certified Hypnotherapist has received training in hypnotherapy.

Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (CIFST)

Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (CIFST)

Certified Life and Emotional Intelligence Coach (CLEIC)

Certified Life and Emotional Intelligence Coach (CLEIC)

Certified Life Coach (CLC)
Certified Life Coach (CLC)
Certified Master Forensic Social Worker (CMFSW)

Certified Master Forensic Social Worker (CMFSW)

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

Certified Professional Coach

Certified Professional Patient Advocate (CPPA)

Certified Professional Patient Advocate (CPPA)

Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC)
Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC)
Certified Registered Clinical Nurse (CRNP)

Certified Registered Clinical Nurse - Requirements for this credential vary by state.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor - Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible. They engage in a counseling process which includes communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social and behavioral interventions. Rehabilitation counselors utilize many different techniques and modalities, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, counseling, case management, and advocacy to modify environmental and attitudinal barriers, placement-related services, and utilization of rehabilitation technology. To maintain the CRC designation, certificants must renew their certification every 5 years via continuing education or re-examination.

Certified Sand Play Therapist (CST)

Certified Sand Play Therapist (CST), have extensive training, writing and experience in sandplay therapy.

Certified Sandplay Therapists Teacher (CST-T)

Certified Sandplay Therapists (CST-T) These are highly trained and experienced sandplay therapists, who are recognized as STA-accredited teachers of sandplay therapy.

Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)

Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)

  • Education Requirement: MSW
  • Field Requirement: 2 academic years of paid, supervised, post-MSW experience as a school social worker in a school setting
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, an evaluation from an approved supervisor, a reference from an MSW colleague, one of the following: current ACSW, DCSW, current state exam-based social work license, current state exam-based school social work license/certification, or passing score on ASWB exam
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is a therapist who has been trained and certified by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in treating sexual addictions.

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S)

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S)

Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS)

Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS)

Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

The Certified Sex Therapist (CST) Certified sex therapists are mental health professionals, trained to provide in-depth psychotherapy, who have specialized in treating clients with sexual issues and concerns. A graduate degree and can demonstrate their competence in sex therapy or by becoming credentialed by either the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), or another organization that offers that credential.

Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC)

Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC)

  • Education Requirement: MSW
  • Field Requirement: 2 years and 3,000 hours of paid, supervised, post-MSW health care social work experience
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, an evaluation from an approved supervisor, a reference from an MSW colleague, one of the following: ACSW, DCSW, and/or current state MSW-level license or an ASWB MSW-level exam passing score
Certified Specialists in Psychometry (CSP)

Certified Specialists in Psychometry (CSP) - A Psychometrist is a professional who administers and scores psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist.  Psychometrists do not interpret psychological &/or neuropsychological measures unless licensed to do so.  Training emphasizes extensive comprehension of test administration as well as efficient scoring in concert with providing detailed behavioral observations of the examinee. 

Certified Specialty Coach In Social + Emotional Intelligence Testing and Interpretation (CLSEIC)

Certified Specialty Coach In Social + Emotional Intelligence Testing and Interpretation (CLSEIC)

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor - For basic certification, substance abuse counselors must have at least a year of experience in treating substance abuse in recommended practice areas, 125 hours of education or training and at least a high school diploma. Applicants need to meet any requirements set by their state board.

Certified Substance Abuse Therapist (CSAT)

Certified Substance Abuse Therapist

Certified Substance Abuse Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S)

Certified Substance Abuse Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S)

Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Christian Domestic Violence Professional I (CDVPI)

Christian Domestic Violence Professional I (CDVPI) - Certification requirements for certified CDVP … Current credentials in Pastoral Counseling, Life Coaching, CDVP training, or AACT CDVP course I & II (A Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Counseling or related field)

A successful Domestic Violence Christian Advocate is:
1. One with a keen awareness of the critical nature of services provided to victims of domestic violence who are residing in the community and have minimal support.
2. A strong ability to assist and support victims of domestic violence with lethality self-assessment and safety planning.
3. A commitment to meeting the day-to-day needs of the women in a compassionate manner that is in concert with the empowerment dynamic.


Qualifications: 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent work experience in family violence services.
(At least 5 years with a Master’s degree or a doctoral degree in pastoral and Christian counseling)

Christian Domestic Violence Professional II (CDVPII)

Christian Domestic Violence Professional II (CDVPII) - Certification requirements for licensed CDVP … Current credentials in Pastoral Counseling, or Life Coaching, or CDVP Training, or AACT CDVP course I, II and III. (A Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling or related field)


A successful Domestic Violence Christian Advocate is: 


1. One with a keen awareness of the critical nature of services provided to victims of domestic violence who are residing in the community and have minimal support.


2. A strong ability to assist and support victims of domestic violence with lethality self-assessment and safety planning.
3. A commitment to meeting the day-to-day needs of the women in a compassionate manner that is in concert with the empowerment dynamic.

Qualifications: 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent work experience in family violence services.
(At least 5 years with a Master’s degree or a doctoral degree in pastoral and Christian counseling)

Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA)

Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA)

Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G)

Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G)

  • Education Requirement: MSW, 20 contact hours of continuing education relevant to work with older adults, or provided proof of an aging/gerontology concentration via transcripts or certificate.
  • Field Requirement: At least 2 years or 3,000 hours of experience working with the elderly.
  • Additional Requirements: NASW membership, a reference from either a supervisor or social work colleague, ACSW or current exam-based state clinical-level license or certification; current state master’s-level or advanced generalist-level license, or passing score on the ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) master’s-level or advanced generalist-level exam for ASW-G.
Clinical Social Workers (CSW)

Clinical Social Workers must have a master's or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical internship and have at least two years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed-care plans.

Clinically Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist (CCJTS)
Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomat (CCDP-D)

Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomat (CCDP-D)

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

The CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) is intended for individuals who provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. In order to become a CASAC in New York State, you must meet specific competency and ethical conduct requirements, meet specific work experience requirements, meet minimum education and training requirements and pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (ICRC/AODA) written examination for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors.

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T)

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) The CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Trainee) is intended for individuals who in training to provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. In order to become a CASAC in New York State, you must meet specific competency and ethical conduct requirements, meet specific work experience requirements, meet minimum education and training requirements and pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (ICRC/AODA) written examination for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors.

Credentialed Professional Gerontologist (CPG)

Credentialed Professional Gerontologist (CPG)

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Diplomat of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (DAACS)

Diplomat of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (DAACS)

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (DCP)
ABPP is the organization recognized by the profession of as the grantor of Board Certification in specialty areas of applied Board Certification in is similar to Board Certification in the field of medicine, indicating a standard of practice appreciably higher than that of state licensure. (Those who are Board Certified through ABPP were previously known as "Diplomates," referring to those who held the ABPP "Diploma" Psychology.) The American Board ofPsychology (ABCP) is responsible for examination standards and the awarding of Diplomas.
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)

The Diplomate in Clinical Social Work is the highest distinction from the National Association of Social Workers. Recipients hold a master's or doctorate degree, have completed five years of postgraduate clinical social work as well as additional coursework, and have been licensed by the state or the Academy of Certified Social Workers. These professionals can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)
A Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) will be nationally recognized as a professional with training in best practices in Distance Counseling. Distance Counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure email communication, chat, videoconferencing or computerized stand-alone software programs.
Domestic Violence Christian Advocate (DVCA)

Domestic Violence Christian Advocate Diplomate (DVCAD) - Certification Requirements for DVCAD (DomesticViolence Christian Advocate Diplomate) … Current credentials in Pastoral Counseling, Life Coaching, CDVS Training, or AACT CDVS course I, II, & III, and IV


A successful Domestic Violence Christian Advocate is:
1.One with a keen awareness of the critical nature of services provided to victims of domestic violence who are residing in the community and have minimal support.



2.A strong ability to assist and support victims of domestic violence with lethality self-assessment and safety planning.

3. A commitment to meeting the day-to-day needs of the women in a compassionate manner that is in concert with the empowerment dynamic. Qualifications: 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent work experience in family violence services.
(At least 5 years with a Master’s degree or a doctoral degree in pastoral and Christian counseling.

Employee Assistance Coaching Specialist (EA-CS)

Employee Assistance Coaching Specialist (EA-CS)

Equine Specialist (ES)

Equine Specialist (ES)

Fellow - American Academy of Pain Management (FAAPM)

Fellow - American Academy of Pain Management (FAAPM)

Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (FAAETS)

Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (FAAETS)

Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (GMHS)

Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (GMHS)

Health Professions Council of South Africa - ( HPCSA )

Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. ( HPCSA )

The Council guides and regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence. 

 

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) - In some states, a Licensed psychologists must obtain endorsement as health service providers in psychology in order to engage in the independent diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders.

Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)

Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)

Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP)

Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP)

Internal Family Systems Certification (IFSC) - Level 1 (Basic)
Internal Family Systems offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life, and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. The Center for Self Leadership offers Level 1 (Basic), Level 2 (Intermediate), and Level 3 (Advanced) training programs in the Internal Family Systems psychotherapeutic model. Certified IFS therapists demonstrate knowledge of the theory and technique, and skills needed to understand and actively use the IFS model with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.
Internal Family Systems Certification (IFSC) - Level 2 (Intermediate)

Internal Family Systems offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life, and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. The Center for Self Leadership offers Level 1 (Basic), Level 2 (Intermediate), and Level 3 (Advanced) training programs in the Internal Family Systems psychotherapeutic model. Certified IFS therapists demonstrate knowledge of the theory and technique, and skills needed to understand and actively use the IFS model with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Internal Family Systems Certification (IFSC) - Level 3 (Advanced)

Internal Family Systems offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life, and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. The Center for Self Leadership offers Level 1 (Basic), Level 2 (Intermediate), and Level 3 (Advanced) training programs in the Internal Family Systems psychotherapeutic model. Certified IFS therapists demonstrate knowledge of the theory and technique, and skills needed to understand and actively use the IFS model with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)

International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)

International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - (ICADC)

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - ICADC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

The Licensed Addiction Counselor has an academic degree, has completed a one-year formalized training program in chemical dependency counseling and has had supervised clinical work experience.

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC)

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC)

Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) - Graduation with a master’s or doctoral social work educational program accredited by the CSWE, and pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist Level Examination. Field Requirement 3,200 hours of experience are required with 90 hours of supervision by a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or LASW, who has been licensed or certified for at least two years. Of those 90 hours, 50 hours must include direct supervision by a LICSW or a LASW; the other 40 hours may be with an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner; 40 hours must be one-to-one supervision and 50 hours may be one-to-one supervision or group supervision. Distance supervision is limited to 40 supervision hours; 800 hours must be in direct client contact. Additionally, must have completed a minimum of four hours of AIDS awareness education.
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

The Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor has obtained a minimum of a bachelor's degree and has completed classroom hours in an accredited institution in alcohol and drug counselor education. To obtain the license, LADCs must conduct supervised practice in alcohol and drug counseling and pass written and oral exams.

Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT)
Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT)
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)

This is a two-year license which allows for the supervised experience required to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). While the LAPC has the rights and privileges granted the LPC - the LAPC works under continual supervision and must satisfy all the criteria for the LPC within the two-year period.

Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW)

Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW)

Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBH)

Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBH) - Individuals with this credential have met the requirements and standards for licensure as a behavioral specialist.

Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C)

Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) usually represents the higher-level license. It requires a Master's degree in social work, and 2000 to 3000 hours supervised work experience. A Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical would also be expected to provide training and supervision to those holding lower-level licenses. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II)

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II)

An Associate's degree in a behavioral science or nursing OR a Bachelor's degree in any field.
One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form.

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III)

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III)

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or nursing.
One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form.

Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)

Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist - The practice of a licensed clinical addictions specialist may be independent and consists of the Twelve Core Functions, including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services, referral to reduce the conditions that place individuals at risk of developing addictive disorder or disease with co occurring disorders, and treatment for addictive disorder or disease.

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT)
Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT) - Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy.
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT)

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

The Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has completed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors often treat people dealing with problems such as alcoholism, addiction, or eating disorders. Some specialize in marriage, family, or child counseling.

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (LCPC)

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (LCPC)

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has completed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors often treat people dealing with problems such as alcoholism, addiction, or eating disorders. Some specialize in marriage, family, or child counseling. With this license, the counselor can work independently and can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

These psychologists have a doctoral degree from an accredited clinical psychology program that includes coursework in personality and psychopathology. They assess and help promote mental health in individuals and groups through therapy, psychoanalysis, and other methods. A license is required to practice clinical psychology in all states. (Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association.)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY) holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, and has completed the requirements for a license. A Clinical Psychologist's primary tasks are the assessment and treatment of mental health issues, including emotional or social disorders. The APA's Society of Clinical Psychology indicates that Clinical Psychologists may use a variety of methods for treatment including psychotherapy, marriage and family counseling, behavioral analysis and biofeedback, www.apa.org. A Clinical Psychologist's job responsibilities may also include development and supervision of mental health programs. Clinical Psychologists can work in private practice, mental health organizations and hospitals, with individuals, families, couples or groups from all ages and socioeconomic statuses.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS)

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C)

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Clinical has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam, and has a higher level of clinical experience than that required by the LCS credential. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - R (LCSW-R)

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. The "R" designation indicates that the practitioner can possibly receive third-party insurance reimbursement.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - S ( LCSW-S)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-S ( LCSW-S)

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)

These professionals train in both creative arts and psychotherapy. Other than those creative arts therapists licensed under the special provisions established in law for those already practicing when the new law came into effect, each New York licensed practitioner has a master's or higher degree in a program of creative arts therapy or its equivalent, has passed a State-approved exam or assessment, and has completed at least 1,500 hours of clinical experience under supervision of a qualified, licensed mental health professional. Those licensed under the special provisions meet other standards specified in law and regulation.

Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT)

Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT)

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC)

LGPC is a precursor to the independent LCPC license. It is good for two years while the therapist is supervised by a clinical professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychiatric nurse. With a master's degree, the therapist will need three years/ 3,000 hours. If the therapist has a doctoral degree, two years and 2,000 hours will suffice. It is acceptable for a portion of ther therapists experience to have been completed before the degree was conferred. At least two years of the master's level requirement must be post-master's; at least 1,000 hours of the doctoral requirement must be post-doctorate.

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

The Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) level license is issued to an applicant who holds a master's degree in social work (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program, has passed the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Intermediate level state social work exam. There are no experience or supervision requirements for this level of license.

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC)

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC),

A minimum of a Master's degree in a behavioral science with documentation of coursework in ten specific content areas.
One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form.

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS)

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS)

A minimum of a Master's degree in a behavioral science with documentation of coursework in ten specific content areas.
Two years (4,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
One additional year (2,00 hours) of work experience as a clinical supervisor of chemical dependency counseling services.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
30 hours of clinical supervisory education in
Successful completion of the ADC & CS examinations or completion of Examination Waiver Form.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker has a master's degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This professional has also had supervised clinical work experience and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Independent Mental Health Provider (LIMHP)

Licensed Independent Mental Health Provider - Independent Mental Health Practice licensees provide 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.

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

A Licensed Independent Social Worker has a master's degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This professional has also had supervised clinical work experience and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor (LISW-S)

A Licensed Independent Social Worker has a master's degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This professional has also had supervised clinical work experience and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements. The Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor is credentialed to oversee the clinical work experience of LCSW interns in the process of obtaining their full licensure.

Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC)

LISAC - Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor - Independent Substance Abuse Counselors treat clients for addiction to alcohol and drugs. In addition to providing substance abuse counseling services, these professionals are also charged with training and supervising the lower license levels.

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (MFC)

Marriage and family therapists must meet state licensing standards. A master's degree, successful completion of a state exam and two years of supervised clinical experience beyond the master's degree are typical requirements for licensure.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has passed state-certified licensing exams. Along with a two- to three-year master's programs with a practicum and internship, LMFTs are required to complete clinical training in individual or family therapy. Some states require completion of 3000 hours of service.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate (LMFTA)
The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate has a master's degree or doctorate degree in the field of marriage and family therapy and has passed the National MFT Examination. As an associate, they are completing the required clinical experience under approved supervision before obtaining full licensure.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S) - has a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has passed state-certified licensing exams. Along with a two- to three-year master's programs with a practicum and internship, LMFTs are required to complete clinical training in individual or family therapy. Some states require completion of 3000 hours of service. The LMFT-S, has additional experience and training to prepare them to supervise MFT's to earn licensure.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

The Licensed Master Social Worker has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Licensed Master Social Worker Conditional Clinical (LMSWCC)
Licensed Master Social Worker Conditional Clinical (LMSWCC) - Individuals who are on their way to becoming Licensed Master Social Workers can use the conditional clinical designation. The fully licensed clinical social worker has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements. The LMSWCC may not engage in private clinical practice unless permitted under certain conditions.
Licensed Master Social Worker-Advanced Practitioner (LMSW-AP)
Licensed Master Social Worker-Advanced Practitioner (LMSW-AP) - Education Requirement Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program Exam Requirement Texas. Jurisprudence Examination, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist Level Examination. Field Requirement 24 months and 100 hours of supervised non-clinical experience.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

The Licensed Mental Health Counselor has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has completed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors often treat people dealing with problems such as alcoholism, addiction, or eating disorders. Some specialize in marriage, family, or child counseling.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) are counselors who have completed their masters degree in a counseling related field and are now working under supervision to get the required number of supervised counseling hours to qualify for full licensure.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner - 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.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor has a level of licensure above the licensed professional counselor. These professionals have advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and have passed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors often treat people dealing with problems such as alcoholism, addiction, or eating disorders. Some specialize in marriage, family, or child counseling.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

The Licensed Professional Counselor has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has passed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors treat all sorts of problems: from alcoholism and eating disorders to relationship issues and depression.

Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC S)

The Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor is an LPC with supervision credentials, enabling him/her to supervise LPC-Interns who are in the process of obtaining their full licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)

Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-I)

The Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern has completed a masters degree (or above) in counseling or psychology and the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and is in the process of obtaining the required clinical experience under supervision before obtaining full licensure.

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-Int)

The Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern has completed a masters degree (or above) in counseling or psychology and the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and is in the process of obtaining the required clinical experience under supervision before obtaining full licensure.

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPCI)

The Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern has completed a masters degree (or above) in counseling or psychology and the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and is in the process of obtaining the required clinical experience under supervision before obtaining full licensure.

Licensed Psychoanalyst (LP)

The Licensed Psychoanalyst has obtained a license from the state department of education. Recipients must have a master's degree or higher, and must have completed psychoanalytic study in a program qualified by the state department of education. This professional has completed a supervised psychoanalysis program and has passed a state-certified examination.

In many states, LP is also used for Licensed Psychologist.

Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA)

Licensed Psychological Associate - Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology are eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). LPAs are often employed by licensed psychologists and work under their supervision. In addition to the coursework for this program, applicants for the LPA must pass the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology and the state jurisprudence exam.

Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Licensed Psychologist  - These professionals have a doctoral degree ( PhD or a PsyD ) from an accredited university and have met their states requirements for licensing.

Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP)

Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP)

Licensed Social Work Associate & Advanced (LSWAA)
Licensed Social Work Associate & Advanced (LSWAA) - A master’s or doctorate degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program. Must pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist Level Examination.
Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)
Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) - Graduation with a master’s or doctoral social work educational program accredited by the CSWE, and pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Level Examination.
Licensed Social Work Associate (LSW-A)

Licensed Social Work Associate (LSW-A)

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

The Licensed Social Worker has a graduate academic degree, has completed supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national or state-certified licensing exam.

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW)

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and Equine Specialist (EAGALA)

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and Equine Specialist (EAGALA)

Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners (LSATP)

Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners (LSATP)

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor - Has obtained a minimum of a master’s degree in a counseling which included studies in all of the following: career development; consulting; counseling techniques; counseling theories; counseling philosophy; group techniques; professional ethics; research methodology; testing procedures; practicum; AND an internship that consists of not less than 600 hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of counseling. As a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, they are completing the required clinical experience under approved supervision before obtaining full licensure.

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (MFTI)

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) - Therapists working towards their full licensure, under the supervision of a licensed marriage & family therapist.

Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)

Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC) - The Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) was the original name of the license before it was changed to LMFT quite a few years ago. A Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor is trained to intervene with families and individuals who are experiencing distress and are in need of counseling. Typical problems treated include depression, relationship difficulties, parent-child conflict, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse. The MFT's work is similar to that of clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, and clinical social workers. The principles and methods used include, but are not limited to, psychotherapeutic techniques and diagnosis. Moreoever, MFTs work in th same settings as other mental health professionals. Many work in private practice while others work for government mental health agencies, the courts, psychiatric hospitals, or consulting firms.

Master Addiction Counselor- NAADAC (MAC)

Master Addiction Counselor- NAADAC (MAC)

Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)

Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) - The NBCC Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) credential was created jointly by the American Counseling Association (ACA), specifically the International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The MAC credential attests to the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the specialist in addictions counseling.

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

The MCHES designation after a health educator's name is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued professional development.

Master Conditional (Clinical) (MCC)

Master Conditional (Clinical) is short for Licensed Master Social Worker Conditional Clinical. This individual is on her way to completing the consultation hours required to become a licensed clinical social worker. The MCC may not engage in private clinical practice unless permitted under certain conditions.

Medical Doctor (MD)

Medical Doctor (MD)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Professional (NADS)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Professional (NADS)

National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)

National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH) - Must have earned a graduate-level degree in any of the full spectrum of appropriate academic disciplines from a regionally accredited educational institution (medical practitioners must hold an appropriate Master or Doctorate degree).  In addition to an additional 60 or more contact hours of classroom instruction in hypnosis, which include in-class supervised practice. Additionally, the NBCCH applicant must be licensed or certified by the state in which he or she practices.  If the state in which this practioner practices does not require a license or certificate to practice a mental health specialty, the practioner may substitute acceptable national certifications as follows:  NASW-Academy Certified Social Worker;  ANA-Certification as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric nursing;  AAMFT-Clinical membership;  NBCC-Certified as NCC with clinical experience or CCMHC;  ACA-Professional member (Counseling).;  AAPC-Fellow or Diplomate in pastoral counseling;  NAADAC-Certification at NCAC I or II.

National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in public service (NBCCH - PS)

National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in public service (NBCCH - PS) Must have earned a graduate-level degree in any of the full spectrum of appropriate academic disciplines from a regionally accredited educational institution (medical practitioners must hold an appropriate Master or Doctorate degree).  In addition to an additional 60 or more contact hours of classroom instruction in hypnosis, which include in-class supervised practice.

Practitioners who work in an agency, school, or corporate setting and are not required to be licensed for NBCCH-PS certification.

National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCDCH)

National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCDCH) - Must have earned a graduate-level degree in any of the full spectrum of appropriate academic disciplines from a regionally accredited educational institution (medical practitioners must hold an appropriate Master or Doctorate degree).  In addition to an additional 60 or more contact hours of classroom instruction in hypnosis, which include in-class supervised practice. 

Additional experience requirement: Use of hypnotherapy for a minimum of three years and successfully treated clients with hypnotherapy for a total of 150 hours.

National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCFCH)

National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCFCH) - Must have earned a graduate-level degree in any of the full spectrum of appropriate academic disciplines from a regionally accredited educational institution (medical practitioners must hold an appropriate Master or Doctorate degree).  In addition to an additional 60 or more contact hours of classroom instruction in hypnosis, which include in-class supervised practice. Additionally, the NBCCH applicant must be licensed or certified by the state in which he or she practices.  If the state in which this practioner practices does not require a license or certificate to practice a mental health specialty, the practioner may substitute acceptable national certifications as follows:  NASW-Academy Certified Social Worker;  ANA-Certification as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric nursing;  AAMFT-Clinical membership;  NBCC-Certified as NCC with clinical experience or CCMHC;  ACA-Professional member (Counseling).;  AAPC-Fellow or Diplomate in pastoral counseling;  NAADAC-Certification at NCAC I or II.

Additional experience requirement: Use of hypnotherapy for a minimum of three years and successfully treated clients with hypnotherapy for a total of 250 hours.

National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy in Public Service (NBCFCH-PS)

National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy in Public Service (NBCFCH-PS) - Must have earned a graduate-level degree in any of the full spectrum of appropriate academic disciplines from a regionally accredited educational institution (medical practitioners must hold an appropriate Master or Doctorate degree).  In addition to an additional 60 or more contact hours of classroom instruction in hypnosis, which include in-class supervised practice.

Additional experience requirement: Use of hypnotherapy for a minimum of three years and successfully treated clients with hypnotherapy for a total of 250 hours.

Practitioners who work in an agency, school, or corporate setting and are not required to be licensed for NBCCH-PS certification.

 

National Certified Gambling Counselor – I (NCGC-I)
National Certified Gambling Counselor – I (NCGC-I) A minimum of 30 hours of approved gambling specific training or education must be completed with appropriate supporting documentation as defined by the IGCCB. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in behavioral health field (e.g., psychology, sociology, chemical dependency, counseling, social work, etc.) Minimum of 100 hours as a gambling counselor delivering direct treatment to problem/pathological gamblers and significant others, in a Board approved setting with a IGCCB approved clinical consultant (BACC). This can be fulfilled by 50% or 50 hours volunteer work experience, the balance being paid experience.
National Certified Gambling Counselor – II (NCGC-II)

National Certified Gambling Counselor – II (NCGC-II) A minimum of 60 hours of approved gambling specific training or education must be completed with appropriate supporting documentation as defined by the IGCCB. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in behavioral health field (e.g., psychology, sociology, chemical dependency, counseling, social work, etc.) Minimum of 2,000 hours as a gambling counselor delivering direct treatment to problem/pathological gamblers and significant others, in a Board approved setting with a IGCCB approved clinical consultant (BACC). This can be fulfilled by 50% or 1,000 hours volunteer work experience, the balance being paid experience.

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) issues the National Certified Counselor certification. The NBCC certifies counselors who have passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE). This professional credential requires an advanced degree in counseling, clinical training, face-to-face counseling, among other course work. (National Board for Certified Counselors)
Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician (NCPT)

Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician (NCPT)

Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst (NCPsyA)

Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst - A psychoanalyst has the most comprehensive training of all, since this specialized training cannot even begin until the person has already earned a postgraduate degree. A certified psychoanalyst has spent an extra 8-10 years focusing on how to work with people one-to-one. Psychoanalysis is the only profession in which certification requires the analyst to go through personal treatment, averaging 5-10 years, so that the analyst will not confuse her or his personal issues with the patient's.

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
To qualify for national certification, a school psychologist must meet the established standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Personal Support Worker ( PSW )

Personal Support Worker ( PSW ) - Personal Support Workers contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in facilities and at home by promoting their independence; dignity; social, emotional and physical well-being; mobility; personal appearance; comfort and safety.

Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC)

Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC)

Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC)

Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) - The Provisional Licensed & Alcohol and Drug Counselor has completed a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. and an additional 270 hours of Alcohol and Drug specific education. Including a period of 300 hours of supervised practical training (300 performance hours) in the 12 counselor core functions with a minimum of 10 hours in each core function:Screening, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment planning, Counseling: (individual, group, and significant other(s)), Case management, Crisis intervention, Client education, Referral, Reports and record-keeping, Consultation with other professionals. These therapists have required supervision of their practice by a Physician, Ph.D. Psychologist, or LADC.

Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor - The Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor has completed a masters degree (or above) in counseling or psychology, and is in the process of obtaining the required clinical experience under supervision before obtaining full licensure. These therapists have required supervision of their practice by a Physician, Ph.D. Psychologist or LIMHP.

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.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
An Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, provides a wide range of services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families in a primary care facility, outpatient mental health clinic, psychiatric emergency services, private practice, or in a hospital or community health center. PMHNPs diagnose, conduct therapy, and prescribe medications for patients who have psychiatric disorders, medical mental conditions or substance abuse problems. They are licensed to provide emergency psychiatric services, psychosocial and physical assessment of their patients, treatment plans, and manage patient care. They may also serve as consultants or as educators for families and staff. The PMHNP has a focus on psychiatric diagnosis, including the differential diagnosis of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms, and on medication treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW) - Has a master’s degree in social work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Thirty (30) contact hours of post-degree continuing professional education specific to clinical social work, obtained within the past two years.. Documentation of at least three (3) years (equivalent of 4,500 hours) of paid, supervised, post-MSW clinical social work employment in an agency or organization that provides mental health assessment and treatment. Current state clinical social work license, Adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics and the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education

Qualified Gambling Counselors (QGC)
Qualified Gambling Counselors (QGC) - Are individuals whom are in the process of obtaining a CGC certification, or whom by License, such as a LMHP, may treat compulsive gambling within the scope of their license, but have additionally received specialized training in the identification and treatment of compulsive gambling. Qualified Gambling Counselors have required supervision by a CGC to receive any funding or payments from the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance fund.
Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA)
Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) - A Qualified Mental Health Associate or QMHA is a person who delivers services under the direct supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional and who meets minimum qualifications as documented by the provider.
Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) - Refers to a clinician in the human services field who is trained and experienced in providing psychiatric or mental health services to individuals who have a psychiatric diagnosis.

Regegistered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Regegistered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

Registered Art Therapist. Art therapists are trained in both art and therapy and hold a master's degree in art therapy or a related field. The first tier is a registered art therapist, or ATR. This requires the successful completion of a graduate-level education in art therapy from an accredited university, practicum and internship experience, and documented, supervised post-graduate clinical experience.

Registered Clinical Counsellor ( RCC )

Registered Clinical Counsellor ( RCC ) - Registered Clinical Counsellors must meet stringent requirements for education and experience and adhere to the Association’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Clinical Practice, within a system of peer review and discipline set forth in the Association Bylaws.

Registered Drama Therapist (RDT)

Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world. In North America, Registered Drama Therapists hold a Masters degree from one of three institutions accredited by the National Association for Drama Therapy: New York University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Concordia University. Persons who hold a Masters degree in a related field can be registered as a Drama Therapist by pursuing what is known as Alternate Route Training, which consists of graduate coursework and internships performed under the supervision of a board-certified trainer.

Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP)

The Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) is specifically developed for experienced mental health counselors. The Registered Dual Disorder Professional promotes the cross credentialing of substance abuse and mental health counselors and provides a process by which they can demonstrate competencies in both areas of practice.

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)

A Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy or equivalency in a Creative Arts Therapy Program. This must include a practicum (internship) of at least 500 hours of supervised clinical work plus 50 hours of individual supervisory sessions, or 100 hours of group supervisory sessions, or a combination of the two.

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT)

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT)

Registered Member Human Givens Institute (MHGI)

Registered Member (MHGI) - Open to Human Givens Diploma graduate,s who have passed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) of the Human Givens Diploma Course and is therefore, by having demonstrated their practical competence, fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor and appear on the HGI's Professional Register.

Additional requirements:

• Agreement to uphold HGI ethical standards
• Agreement to HGI professional conduct policy
• Completion of annual Continuous Professional Development and submission of CPD record card and Supervision requirement
If also in private practice:
• Professional indemnity insurance (copy of current certificate)
• Written conffirmation of your CRB certificate (if relevant) indicating level of disclosure.

Registered Nurse (RN)

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program  at a college or university and has passed a national licensing exam. Registered nurses help individuals, families, and groups to achieve health and prevent disease.  Some registered nurses are employed in private practice.  A registered nurse's scope of practice is determined by the regional college or association, as well as by the government responsible for health care in the region. These bodies outline what is legal practice for registered nurses and what tasks they may or may not perform.

Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

Registered Play Therapists (RPT) are state licensed or certified practitioners who have satisfied the criteria set out by The Association of Play Therapy.

Registered Play Therapist Supervisors (RPT-S)

Registered Play Therapist Supervisors and Registered Play Therapists (RPT) are state licensed or certified practitioners who have satisfied the criteria set out by The Association of Play Therapy.

Registered Psychologist - Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)

Registered Psychologist - Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) - The Psychology Board of Australia has developed various guidelines to provide guidance to the profession and practice of psychotherapy. The core role of the Psychology Board of Australia is to protect the public. One of the ways they do this is by making sure that only practitioners who have the skills and qualifications to provide safe care and psychological services to the Australian community are registered to practise in the psychology profession.

Registered Psychotherapist ( RP )
Registered Psychotherapist - The Registered Psychotherapis is an individual who has registered with the State in which they practice psychotherapy and has met all of the State qualifications and regulations to practice with in that State.
Registered Social Worker (RSW)
Registered Social Worker (RSW) - An individual may be called a registered social worker if he or she has an MSW from an accredited graduate school, and is registered with the appropriate regulatory body. These regulatory bodies may have additional requirements for registration.
Registered Yoga Therapist (RYT)

Registered Yoga Therapist (RYT)

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) - Somatic Experiencing is a form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).

Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation -- 49 CFR Part 40 -- defines the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. A SAP is an advocate for neither the employer nor the employee. His/her recommendations protect the public safety in the event that the employee returns to the performance of safety-sensitive functions.


A DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professional must be one of the following:
     • A licensed physician (Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy)


     • A licensed or certified social worker


     • A licensed or certified psychologist


     • A licensed or certified employee assistance professional


     • A state-licensed or certified marriage and family therapist *


     • An alcohol and drug abuse counselor **


The DOT regulations also require that SAPs complete the training and pass a nationally recognized examination. This program includes information on the nine required content areas as designated in DOT Section 281(c) of Part 40. Content areas include an overview of the DOT drug and alcohol testing program, the drug and alcohol testing rules, and key DOT drug testing requirements.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)

Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)

Supervising Independent Social Worker (LISW-S)

Supervising Independent Social Worker (LISW-S)

Temporary Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ( TLMFT )

Temporary Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ( TLMFT )

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. We hold the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. We also hold a specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people. Find out more about our registers. As part of our commitment to public protection, we deal with all complaints about therapists or organisations who are UKCP members.