Best places to become an LPC in Texas?
November 3, 2009 11:19 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to become a licensed professional counselor in Texas. How do I figure out what the best schools are?

My bachelor's degree is in English, not psychology or a related field, so this is a bit of a change of field and I could use some pointers. For LMFT licensure, I can at least find a list of COAMFTE accredited programs here, but I haven't found a starting point like that for LPC training.

Where does that list exist? What other resources are there for filtering through graduate counseling programs? Do you have a personal recommendation?

posted by D+ to Education (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I seem to recall my alma mater, the University of North Texas, having one of the top counseling graduate programs in the nation when I was still there (this was about 10 years ago). I think it might have even been the first program in the nation to received accreditation.
posted by jal0021 at 2:37 PM on November 3, 2009

Best answer: CACREP is the main accrediting body for counseling programs in the US. They have a list of schools on their website. Other schools have counseling programs but they may not be CACREP accredited (avoid these if possible). Also, the ACA (American Counseling Association) is a great resource. Good luck!
posted by rglass at 3:08 PM on November 3, 2009

Response by poster: CACREP! That helps.
posted by D+ at 5:44 PM on November 3, 2009

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