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Training and Skills Development
Monthly Speaker Meetings

NVLPC offers monthly speaker meetings from September through June in Springfield and Herndon. The topics are relevant to areas of professional development and current clinical issues. Presenters are recognized regionally and nationally in the mental health field and attendees receive a certificate with Contact Hours.

Special Workshops, Training and Seminars

These offer an opportunity for LPCs to acquire specific knowledge and skill development and may also support them in obtaining the necessary Contact Hours to maintain licensure. These opportunities also utilize expertise of clinicians in these areas.

Preparation for LPC Examination

NVLPC offers 2 pre-licensure support groups to assist in applying to and taking the licensure exam, as well as preparing for the exam by identifying study techniques, resources and possible study-buddies.

The NVLPC pre-licensure groups were formed to help meet the needs of those counselors transitioning from graduation from their master's degree program in counseling to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

The pre-licensure groups helps their members:

  • Help navigate the LPC application process in Virginia (Maryland and DC are also discussed)
  • Understand the new requirements for supervision
  • Find an appropriate supervisor
  • Prepare for the licensure exam (NCMHCE)
  • Provide moral support during this stressful time
  • Network for future opportunities in the field

For more information or if there are any members that have recently taken the computer exam and can briefly speak to the group about their experience or anyone who can review case studies to help prepare for the exam email prelicenseeast@nvlpc.org or prelicensewest@nvlpc.org.


Information, Marketing, and Resources
The NVLPC Supervisor Finder

NVLPC maintains a database of verified supervisors and is searchable through the Supervisor Finder. The database contains those individuals who met all the NVLPC requirements. To find out how be verified and listed in the Supervisor Finder go to How to Become an NVLPC Verified Supervisor.

Note: Some NVLPC members who provide supervision are not in the Supervisor Finder because they have not completed the NVLPC verfication requirements.

Therefore, if you are looking for a supervisor, ask that potential supervisor if they have met the Virginia State Board of Counseling requirements, if their license is current, and if their liability insurance is current.

You can be sure these requirements have been met if the supervisor is in the Supervisor Finder.

Inquiries regarding supervision can be directed to the Supervision Coordinator at supervision@nvlpc.org.

Newsletter - Weekly E-Blast

NVLPC provides a weekly e-blast to keep members informed about other professional opportunities, relevant issues related to licensure, managed care and legislation on a state and national level. We also utilize the e-blast to facilitate development of peer support and mentoring of graduate students and non-licensed therapists who are working toward their license.

Website

NVLPC has utilized modern technology to meet the needs of counselors in Northern Virginia. It is our hope that this site will facilitate communication, disseminate information, and resolve informational delays. It is the intent to encourage counselors throughout Northern Virginia to continue their professional education and to mentor new clinicians and graduate students.

Professional Outreach and Peer Support

NVLPC offers various networking and mentoring opportunities for its members, including students, pre-licensure support, and licensed counselors.

Formation of Peer Support Groups

The Membership committee facilitates, through networking and referral, peer support and collaboration in developing groups to mentor new clinicians. There is a specific commitment to reach out to clinicians who serve non-English speaking and handicapped clients, as well as minority clinicians.

Preparation for LPC Examination

NVLPC offers 2 pre-licensure support groups to assist in applying to and taking the licensure exam, as well as preparing for the exam by identifying study techniques, resources and possible study-buddies.

The NVLPC pre-licensure groups were formed to help meet the needs of those counselors transitioning from graduation from their master's degree program in counseling to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Government Relations/Advocacy Our Government

The Government Relations Committee disseminates information from state and national organizations. This information is usually time-specific to particular legislation or policy issues in the State of Virginia or in the Federal Government. Legislative or Informational Alerts are sent out to encourage involvement or action by professionals on behalf of their clients and our profession. Specific issues of current interest are Medicare inclusion of Masters level clinicians, managed care accountability, and adherence to Fair Business Practices.

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