The Journey from Student to Licensure
Compiled by Kellie Buckner & Kate Ainslie
When we begin our graduate school experience we look forward to our visions of being therapists. We imagine our jobs, our offices, etc... But getting to that place can be a journey. Knowing what to expect can help to make that journey a little less scary and a lot more fun.
Few Months to Graduation
Begin seeking out a site for your internship and a supervisor. Check out our list of licensed supervisors and sites available for internship by clicking here.
Begin preparing for the licensure exam. Check with your program or check out some of the resources and study guides by clicking here.
Begin compiling necessary documentation for licensing board (complete application, syllabi from all classes).
Celebrate with family, friends, and peers what you have achieved through hard work and dedication!
Take your Licensure Exam. Currently, you must complete all your coursework and submit your application for Licensure in order to have the PES application to take the exam sent to you.
Pass the exam - this part is kind of important.
For suggestions for preparing for your Licensure Exam click here.
Requirements to obtain licensure.
Application for LMFT Internship Licensure \
Seek out and confirm supervision.
Read and review the supervision guidelines
Complete & submit the following form.
Complete the following form to keep track of supervision.
After completing 150 hours of supervision you will be able to transfer your license from intern to full licensure.
If you need additional time complete the following form.
Instructions for requesting an extension:
* Indicate supervisors are provided with placement at the site.
Local Community Mental Health Centers (check your local county mental health centers)
Savannah River Area
Southeastern Family Institute, North Augusta, South Carolina *