Professional Counseling Licensure in Oregon
Graduates with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or a Master's in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling are eligible to apply to become Registered Interns with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT). Requirements for accrual of supervised hours, criminal records background check/fingerprinting, and national exam toward the professional counselor license (LPC) can be found on oregon.gov.
As part of the process of becoming a Registered Intern, graduates will need to fill out the Form #2A as completely as possible, including the name and address of your internship site, your start and end dates, job title and activities performed. Scan and email the Form #2A to Jennifer Lichtenberg, GSC administrative assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allow 1-2 weeks for the processing of this form by the School of Counseling. Once your hours have been verified and the form signed, we will email the Form to the Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and copy you on the correspondence.
Note: The Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is an OBLPCT-approved program so the form 6A is NOT required.
Graduates with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are also eligible to apply to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in the State of Washington. For more information, see the application packet on Washington State's Department of Health website.