Wellness & Courage has a Licensed Professional Counselor, who is Board Certified to provide LAC Supervision in the state of Arkansas. Ashley George offers individual supervision at $100 per hour and group supervision at $50 per person, per hour.
You need to meet a variety of requirements in order to attain counseling licensure status in Arkansas. There are two levels of licensure in Arkansas. The first is the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), this license is meant to be a provisional license that one obtains in order to be able to fulfill their supervised work experience requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). You may practice as an LAC without further licensure, but must then always work under the supervision of an LPC with the proper supervisor certification.
Once you have obtained your LAC title, you will need to complete the following supervised experience element:
You must now earn 3000 hours of supervised experience in a clinical mental health setting which must occur over a 3 to 6 year time period.
This experience must be under the directions of an ABEC certified supervisor.
You can reduce the number of hours you need by doing post-graduate school work with each 30 semester hours of course work reducing your hours by 1000. This can only reduce 2000 hours of supervised experience.
You may also reduce the supervised work experience requirement by taking the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) examination known as the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).
All applicants must do a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised experience.