Membership

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" -Helen Keller-

JOIN the ONLY Professional Membership Association in North Carolina Dedicated to Licensed Clinical Counselors and the Profession of Mental Health.
 


Professionals

 Why join LPCANC? There are numerous great benefits to enjoy and LPCANC can't wait to share them with you. 

Investing in yourself and LPCANC is worth it! As a member you will receive regular email updates and The Counselor's Voice monthly newsletters, with vital information to keep you knowledgeable about the profession, legal changes, and clinical topics. Members can also join committees to collaborate with colleagues across the state, to make a difference in the association and our profession, and to help pave the way for future LCMHCs.

Did you know that LPCANC is the only organization that hires a professional lobbyist on behalf of the entire clinical mental health counseling profession? As a member, you'll get the inside scoop on the legislative prioritieshow they impact our profession, and advocacy actions you can take.

LPCANC members receive 12 free CEs, a reduced rate on annual conferences, and ongoing continuing education events throughout the year. Members also get a free professional directory listing on our LPCANC Referral Directory and the Supervisor Directory as applicable.

LPCANC is a State Chapter of The American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA), which allows members to receive reduced liability insurance rates through CPH. LPCANC members also receive a 20% discount on the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) courses, which guarantee success! This is especially valuable for LCMHCs who want to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE). 

Students 

It may feel like all you do is study, write papers, and take exams...but there is more outside of academia waiting for you.

As an LPCANC student member, your reduced-rate membership offers you the opportunity to connect with peers and licensed counselors to start building your professional identity. Having other students to share fears, goals, and excitements with is priceless! Through the mentorship program, the student membership offers you access to the knowledge and clinical experiences of seasoned licensed counselors. Student members also receive a 20% discount on the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) courses, which can be very helpful for students planning to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE). 
   
On the path to licensure, finding a supervisor can be a stressful task. We made it simple, fast, and effective with the Supervisor Directory where student members can locate a qualified LCMHC-S and get started on supervised professional practice without delay. Student membership also offers discounted rates on continuing education workshops, conference events, access to relevant information, and the opportunity to participate in a poster or webinar collaborative presentation. Student members are highly encouraged to join LPCANC committees to build connections and volunteer time and skills to move the profession forward.
 
Becoming an LPCANC student member will give you a jump start to expand your professional relationships, increase your learning and growth, and provide you with valuable access to expert training and experience.

Membership Eligibility














PROFESSIONAL MEMBER 

A professional who has been licensed in the state of North Carolina as an LCMHC and/or an LCMHC-S. Members can be voting members, hold office, chair any committee, and serve on a any committee or task force.

NEW PROFESSIONAL

 A professional who has been licensed in the state of North Carolina as an LCMHC-A or LCMHC. This membership is for a professional who has graduated within two years of a Master's or Doctoral counselor education program for a reduced fee and can only be used for one year. Members can be voting members, chair any committee, and serve on any committee or task force. However, members cannot hold office of President-Elect, President, or Past-President. 

LIFETIME   

This is only available to the LPCANC Past Presidents who have served all 3 terms starting with President-Elect to President and then ending with Past President. Members do not pay dues. Members can be voting members, re-elected into office, chair any committee, serve on any committee or task force, and donate as desired. 

RETIRED      

This is only available to a professional who is 60 years of age or older and meets all of the following conditions: A professional who has a full unrestricted or has previously held a full unrestricted license as an LCMHC or LCMHC-S. A professional who has retired from practice or is engaging in a limited active paid practice of 10 hours or less per week. Members can be voting members, re-elected into office, chair any committee, and serve on any committee or task force.  

STUDENT

This is only available to a student who has been confirmed as being enrolled in a CACREP accredited Master's or Doctoral counseling education program. This can only be used for four years. Members cannot be voting members, chair any committee, or hold office of President-elect, President, or Past-President. Members can join any committee or serve on a task force, be a Graduate Student  Representative on the Board of Directors (this does hold voting privileges), and join the University Relations Committee (can make proposed recommendations for Board consideration through the appropriate committee chair).

IMPORTANT NOTE: A Doctoral student who is LCMHC licensed is recommended to join as a Professional Member if interested in voting and/or holding an elected or appointed office position. 

BUSINESS   

This is only available to businesses. Members cannot be voting members, chair any committee, or hold office of President-elect, President, or Past-President. Members can be a member of any committee or task force. Members will also receive unlimited access to the job bank resource and be allowed to link a micro-webpage to the LPCANC website.