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Corbett signs bill easing counselor licensing requirements

By , - Last modified: March 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed a bill that lowers the number of supervised experience hours needed for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors to obtain a license, according to state Rep. Seth Grove's office.

The legislation amends the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselors Act, according to the governor's office. Grove, R-York County, authored House Bill 816, according to a news release.

Changes include reducing the supervised experience hours required to get a license from 3,600 to 3,000 for marriage and family therapists and professional counselors, according to the release.

The legislation also extends a provision so that applicants who graduated before June 30, 2009, can get a license if they were awarded a master's degree requiring fewer than 48 credits, according to the release.

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Catherine Trese October 30, 2018 5:28 am

According to my view reducing the supervised experience hours is not a big issue, as its just 600 hours they reduced. But the government make sure that the marriage and family therapists and professional counsellors are ready to do their job and they work without any knowledge.
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