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Rule 4757-15-01 | Scope of practice for licensed professional counselor.


Each licensed professional counselor has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined in paragraph (A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code (ethics). A licensed professional counselor as a private practitioner or an employee of an agency may for a fee, or salary, or other considerations:

(A) A licensed professional counselor may render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the general public counseling services involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, or career development and adjustment.

(B) "Apply clinical counseling principles, methods, and procedures," means an approach to counseling that emphasizes the counselor's role in systematically assisting clients through all of the following: Assessing and analyzing emotional conditions, exploring possible solutions, and developing and providing a treatment plan for mental and emotional adjustment or development. It may include counseling, appraisal, consulting, supervision, administration and referral.

(C) Engage in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders when under the supervision of a professional clinical counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, independent marriage and family therapist, or independent social worker.

(D) Provide training supervision for students and registered counselor trainees when services are within their scope of practice, which does not include supervision of the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4757.10, 4757.21
Amplifies: 4757.21
Five Year Review Date: 9/20/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 6/11/1985 (Emer.), 9/19/1985 (Emer.), 12/19/1985, 12/18/1988, 7/3/1997, 11/8/2007, 10/18/2009, 1/1/2013