CES has developed two new programs that allow students in School Counseling and School Psychology to meet the educational requirements to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). The additional coursework required to meet the educational requirement for the LPCC is embedded into two new emphases in Professional Clinical Counseling, an Ed.S. Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling and an Ed.S. Degree in School Psychology with an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling. The license in professional clinical counseling is a master’s level license regulated by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE), the same state agency that controls licensing for Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
For current or future students this emphasis can be part of your School Counseling or School Psychology degree as an emphasis. Recent graduates in School Counseling and School Psychology may also be eligible to pursue licensure by taking additional coursework. This can be done without formal admissions into a graduate program through the Chapman University Office of Extended Education by contacting the appropriate program coordinator listed below.