The LPCANC Mission Statement
WHEREAS, Licensed Professional Counselors serve a vital role in the mental health and wellbeing of the citizens of NC, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) promotes the development of LCMHCs through professional excellence and advocacy. LPCANC provides a voice for public policy, directs the activities of our professional lobbyist, and responds to the continuing education needs of LCMHCs in North Carolina.
LPCANC is the only organization that lobbies on behalf of the entire clinical mental health counseling profession. We diligently work to share action alerts as bills are discussed. LPCANC promotes, protects, and develops the practice of LCMHCs. The Legislative Agenda is designed to support and advance the priorities of the LCMHC profession and scope of practice in adherence to the LCMHC Code of Ethics. The organization values its members and the impact legislation has on LCMHCs.
In order to contribute to the continuing education and professional development of LCMHCs, LPCANC hold webinars, regional trainings and host regional workshops throughout the year, and strives to collaborate with university counselor education graduate programs in NC. As an LPCANC was the key proponent agency of the 2009 LPC Act that created the LCMHC-Supervisor license, it is our intent to continue to support, promote and provide excellence in clinical supervision through training and other venues of professional development. LPCANC is dedicated and intentional to its mission to support through planning and action the professional journey from the counseling graduate student, new counseling graduate, new professional LCMHC Associate, to LCMHC, and, if chosen, then to an LCMHC-Supervisor.
LPCANC is divided into three regions throughout the state with at least one (1) LCMHC in each region serving as the Regional Representative. The regions are: Region 1 Mountain; Region 2 Central Piedmont; and Region 3 Coastal. Opportunities for LCMHCs to gather on a local basis are provided through these regional meetings. Meetings typically feature a program on topics and issues relevant to licensed clinical mental health counselors as well as information about our association and the work we are doing for LCMHCs. Check the Membership page under Regions to find out which region your county is in and who your Regional Representatives are.
Through the University Relations program, LPCANC works to develop active relationships with the counselor education graduate programs in NC. LPCANC works to assist graduate students and current grads to gain knowledge and connections in their journey to become licensed as LCMHCs. LPCANC as a professional membership association helps graduate students and new professionals develop a network with their licensed clinical mental health counselor colleagues, search for employment, and increasing their awareness about the need for LCMHC advocacy in our state of North Carolina.
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) was created in 1997 and incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation on July 12, 2005. Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) received 501(c)6 status on August 31, 2005