Becoming a Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina
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The paper compares the issues between licensed professional psychological counselors from the states of Georgia and South Carolina, including state regulations and requirements and practice presentations. The paper finds that the requirements for becoming licensed and practicing as a professional psychologist in the states of Georgia and South Carolina are similar. The paper notes that the biggest difference seems to be in the path to licensure; it appears to be slightly more difficult to become licensed in South Carolina, as three separate stages are necessary as opposed to just one stage in the Georgia.
From the Paper:"The State of Georgia has a governing body regulating the licensing of psychological counselors in the state; this is the Georgia Board of Psychology, which is housed under the Georgia Secretary of State. The Board of Psychology has the Georgia State Board of Examiners and Psychologists, a six member board composed on one consumer member and five psychologist members. Board members receive their appointments by the Governor of Georgia. The members are responsible for regulating the profession in the state of Georgia, where issues of licensure, investigations and complaints, and adjudications fall within their purview (Georgia Board of Psychology, 2011).
"Georgia law, Title 43 Professions and Business, Chapter 39 Psychologists, holds that any person who is offering services to the public for remuneration in the science and profession of psychology, including treating mental disorders must be licensed by the Georgia Board of Psychology; in Georgia, this does not include the ability to prescribe medicine (Georgia Secretary of State, 2011). Only licensed medical professionals may prescribe medications.
"Professionals wishing to be licensed must apply for and undergo an examination by the Georgia Board of Psychology. This exam may be either be an oral exam, or a written exam. The proper application, forms, and fees must be paid to take the exam. This is the Georgia Psychology Jurisprudence Examination, and requires an $85 registration fee (Georgia Board of Psychology, 2011)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Allied Health World. (2011). South Carolina Psychology Schools. Retrieved January 18, 2011, from Allied Health World: http://www.alliedhealthworld.com/psychology-schools-in-south-carolina.html
- Georgia Board of Psychology. (2011). Georgia Board of Psychology. Retrieved January 17, 2011, from Georgia Secretary of State: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/psych/
- Georgia Psychological Association. (2011). Georgia Psychological Association. Retrieved January 18, 2011, from Georgia Psychological Association: http://www.gapsychology.org/registernewmembers.cfm
- Georgia Secretary of State. (2011). Georgia Law Title 43, Chapter 39. Retrieved January 18, 2011, from Georgia Secretary of State: http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/laws/02_Psychology_43-39.pdf
- South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. (2011). South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology. Retrieved January 18, 2011, from South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/psychology/index.asp?file=
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