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Old 01-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Location: Bay Area, California
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I received my Masters in Counseling in California. I will be relocating to Dallas, Tx sometime this year, and was wondering: What is the better route, going for my licence as a marriage and family therapist or licenced proffesional counselor? In general which licence would provide more jobs.
I know this is a pretty specific question, but if there is anyone out there with information it would be appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:02 PM
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Well it is probably going to be more difficult in Texas to sit for the LMFT exams due to the states criteria for MFT's. In California I know that becoming an MFT is more of a choice within a counseling program then a distinct curriculum. My advice would be to see if you qualify to take the sit for the LMFT exam if you have a systemic background and are working from a systemic theoretical model. If not LPC would be a better choice. LPC license is more general it is also easier to accrue hours because the 3000 can be individual or relational where as LMFT is required for the 1500 direct clinical hours are broken down into half relational and half individual. LPC's often receive insurance coverage quicker.Hope this helps!
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