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License required--exempted professions and occupations.

337.505. No person shall use the title of "professional counselor","counselor" or "provisional licensed professional counselor" or engage inthe practice of professional counseling in this state unless the person islicensed as required by the provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540.Sections 337.500 to 337.540 do not apply to:

(1) Any person registered, certificated or licensed by this state,another state, or any recognized national certification agent, acceptableto the committee, to practice any other occupation or profession whilerendering counseling service in the performance of the occupation orprofession for which the person is registered, certificated, or licensed,including but not limited to physicians, psychologists and attorneys;

(2) School counselors, school administration personnel, or classroomteachers, so long as they are performing their assigned duties within thescope of their employment by a board of education or private school;

(3) Counselors in postsecondary educational institutions so long asthey are practicing within the scope of their employment;

(4) Student interns or trainees in counseling procedures pursuing acourse of study in counseling in an institution of higher education ortraining institution if such activities and services constitute a part oftheir course of study and provided that such persons are designated as"counselor interns";

(5) Professionals employed by postsecondary educational institutionsas counselor educators so long as they are practicing counseling within thescope of their employment;

(6) Duly ordained ministers or clergy or religious workers whilefunctioning in their ministerial capacity;

(7) Alcoholism counselors so long as they serve only individuals withalcohol related concerns;

(8) Any nonresident temporarily employed in this state to rendercounseling services for not more than thirty days in any year, if in theopinion of the committee the person would qualify for a license pursuant tothe provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540, and if the person holds alicense required for counselors in the person's home state or country;

(9) Duly accredited Christian Science practitioners, so long as theyare practicing within the scope of Christian Science principles;

(10) Counselors employed by the Missouri state department ofelementary and secondary education or the Missouri state bureau for theblind while rendering counseling services in the performance of their stateassigned duties;

(11) Professionals employed by vocational and medical rehabilitationfacilities accredited by the commission on the accreditation ofrehabilitation facilities, the joint committee on accreditation ofhospitals or other agents acceptable to the committee while renderingcounseling services in the performance of their assigned duties, and solong as they do not use the title of "counselor";

(12) Employees or volunteers of sheltered workshops who are providingmeaningful employment services for handicapped workers, so long as they donot use the "counselor" title;

(13) Marital therapists or family therapists or both, certified bythe American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists or an agentacceptable to the committee, and their supervisees, so long as they serveonly individuals with marital or family systems concerns, and, so long asthey do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(14) Staff counselors employed by religious institutions in areligious counseling ministries program;

(15) Drug abuse counselors certified by the department of mentalhealth as meeting standards in rules promulgated pursuant to section630.655, RSMo, certified by the Missouri substance abuse counselorscertification board, or by an agent acceptable to the committee, so long assuch counselors are practicing consistent with such standards, and they areserving only individuals with drug-related concerns;

(16) Social workers, certified by the National Association of SocialWorkers, Inc., or by an agent acceptable to the committee, or workers undertheir supervision so long as they are doing work consistent with theirtraining and with a code of ethics of the social work profession, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(17) Professionals in the employ of a governmental agency whilerendering services in the performance of their duties;

(18) Any person performing counseling, as defined in sections 337.500to 337.540, without receiving compensation, monetary or otherwise, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(19) Employment counselors and interviewers, personnel officers,personnel analysts and consultants and related workers who in the normalcourse of their duties and responsibilities as employees of this state mayengage in the screening, examination, assessment, referral or selection ofindividuals for employment or for consideration for employment;

(20) Counselors and employees of employee assistance programs whichare members of the Association of Labor-Management Administrators andConsultants on Alcoholism, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, or its successorsor such other accrediting body for EAP Programs acceptable to the committeewho provide evaluation, assessment, information, and referral services solong as they are performing their assigned duties within the scope of theiremployment; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply toindividuals employed by employee assistance programs who provide directlong-term therapy and counseling services, as may be defined by regulation,so long as they do not use the title of counselor or counseling;

(21) Individuals who are duly certified by the employee assistancecertification commission as administered by the Association ofLabor-Management Administrators and Consultants on Alcoholism, Inc., aWisconsin corporation, or its successor; so long as the individual is anemployee of a generally recognized employee assistance program and so longas such individual is performing services within the scope of suchindividual's employment and education;

(22) Weight loss or weight control consultants or advisors inrecognized, legitimate programs or business environments so long as theyserve only individuals or groups who have weight related concerns anddiscuss only weight improvement issues and do not use the titles of"counselor" or "counseling" without using an adjective which describes tothe ordinary person that the counseling is limited to weight loss or weightcontrol;

(23) Activity therapists as certified or licensed by their respectiveprofessional organizations including, but not limited to art, music, dance,recreation, and occupation, and who have received certification orlicensure by their respective professional organizations by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(24) Professionals certified by the American Board of MedicalPsychotherapists and who have received certification from the AmericanBoard of Medical Psychotherapists by January 1, 1994, so long as they donot use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling"; and

(25) Transactional analysts certified by the InternationalTransactional Analysis Association and who have received certification fromthe International Transactional Analysis Association as a level onetransactional analyst, specializing in clinical application by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";or

(26) Any person with a doctoral degree in anthropology received on orprior to December 31, 1989, and which was from an educational institutionaccredited by one of the regional accrediting associations approved by thecouncil on postsecondary accreditation; provided further that saidindividual has completed at least twenty-four months of supervised clinicalexperience in psychotherapy under the supervision of a physician.

(L. 1985 S.B. 37 § 2, A.L. 1989 H.B. 738 & 720, A.L. 1996 S.B. 604, et al.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Missouri > T22 > C337 > 337_505

License required--exempted professions and occupations.

337.505. No person shall use the title of "professional counselor","counselor" or "provisional licensed professional counselor" or engage inthe practice of professional counseling in this state unless the person islicensed as required by the provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540.Sections 337.500 to 337.540 do not apply to:

(1) Any person registered, certificated or licensed by this state,another state, or any recognized national certification agent, acceptableto the committee, to practice any other occupation or profession whilerendering counseling service in the performance of the occupation orprofession for which the person is registered, certificated, or licensed,including but not limited to physicians, psychologists and attorneys;

(2) School counselors, school administration personnel, or classroomteachers, so long as they are performing their assigned duties within thescope of their employment by a board of education or private school;

(3) Counselors in postsecondary educational institutions so long asthey are practicing within the scope of their employment;

(4) Student interns or trainees in counseling procedures pursuing acourse of study in counseling in an institution of higher education ortraining institution if such activities and services constitute a part oftheir course of study and provided that such persons are designated as"counselor interns";

(5) Professionals employed by postsecondary educational institutionsas counselor educators so long as they are practicing counseling within thescope of their employment;

(6) Duly ordained ministers or clergy or religious workers whilefunctioning in their ministerial capacity;

(7) Alcoholism counselors so long as they serve only individuals withalcohol related concerns;

(8) Any nonresident temporarily employed in this state to rendercounseling services for not more than thirty days in any year, if in theopinion of the committee the person would qualify for a license pursuant tothe provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540, and if the person holds alicense required for counselors in the person's home state or country;

(9) Duly accredited Christian Science practitioners, so long as theyare practicing within the scope of Christian Science principles;

(10) Counselors employed by the Missouri state department ofelementary and secondary education or the Missouri state bureau for theblind while rendering counseling services in the performance of their stateassigned duties;

(11) Professionals employed by vocational and medical rehabilitationfacilities accredited by the commission on the accreditation ofrehabilitation facilities, the joint committee on accreditation ofhospitals or other agents acceptable to the committee while renderingcounseling services in the performance of their assigned duties, and solong as they do not use the title of "counselor";

(12) Employees or volunteers of sheltered workshops who are providingmeaningful employment services for handicapped workers, so long as they donot use the "counselor" title;

(13) Marital therapists or family therapists or both, certified bythe American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists or an agentacceptable to the committee, and their supervisees, so long as they serveonly individuals with marital or family systems concerns, and, so long asthey do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(14) Staff counselors employed by religious institutions in areligious counseling ministries program;

(15) Drug abuse counselors certified by the department of mentalhealth as meeting standards in rules promulgated pursuant to section630.655, RSMo, certified by the Missouri substance abuse counselorscertification board, or by an agent acceptable to the committee, so long assuch counselors are practicing consistent with such standards, and they areserving only individuals with drug-related concerns;

(16) Social workers, certified by the National Association of SocialWorkers, Inc., or by an agent acceptable to the committee, or workers undertheir supervision so long as they are doing work consistent with theirtraining and with a code of ethics of the social work profession, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(17) Professionals in the employ of a governmental agency whilerendering services in the performance of their duties;

(18) Any person performing counseling, as defined in sections 337.500to 337.540, without receiving compensation, monetary or otherwise, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(19) Employment counselors and interviewers, personnel officers,personnel analysts and consultants and related workers who in the normalcourse of their duties and responsibilities as employees of this state mayengage in the screening, examination, assessment, referral or selection ofindividuals for employment or for consideration for employment;

(20) Counselors and employees of employee assistance programs whichare members of the Association of Labor-Management Administrators andConsultants on Alcoholism, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, or its successorsor such other accrediting body for EAP Programs acceptable to the committeewho provide evaluation, assessment, information, and referral services solong as they are performing their assigned duties within the scope of theiremployment; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply toindividuals employed by employee assistance programs who provide directlong-term therapy and counseling services, as may be defined by regulation,so long as they do not use the title of counselor or counseling;

(21) Individuals who are duly certified by the employee assistancecertification commission as administered by the Association ofLabor-Management Administrators and Consultants on Alcoholism, Inc., aWisconsin corporation, or its successor; so long as the individual is anemployee of a generally recognized employee assistance program and so longas such individual is performing services within the scope of suchindividual's employment and education;

(22) Weight loss or weight control consultants or advisors inrecognized, legitimate programs or business environments so long as theyserve only individuals or groups who have weight related concerns anddiscuss only weight improvement issues and do not use the titles of"counselor" or "counseling" without using an adjective which describes tothe ordinary person that the counseling is limited to weight loss or weightcontrol;

(23) Activity therapists as certified or licensed by their respectiveprofessional organizations including, but not limited to art, music, dance,recreation, and occupation, and who have received certification orlicensure by their respective professional organizations by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(24) Professionals certified by the American Board of MedicalPsychotherapists and who have received certification from the AmericanBoard of Medical Psychotherapists by January 1, 1994, so long as they donot use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling"; and

(25) Transactional analysts certified by the InternationalTransactional Analysis Association and who have received certification fromthe International Transactional Analysis Association as a level onetransactional analyst, specializing in clinical application by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";or

(26) Any person with a doctoral degree in anthropology received on orprior to December 31, 1989, and which was from an educational institutionaccredited by one of the regional accrediting associations approved by thecouncil on postsecondary accreditation; provided further that saidindividual has completed at least twenty-four months of supervised clinicalexperience in psychotherapy under the supervision of a physician.

(L. 1985 S.B. 37 § 2, A.L. 1989 H.B. 738 & 720, A.L. 1996 S.B. 604, et al.)


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Missouri > T22 > C337 > 337_505

License required--exempted professions and occupations.

337.505. No person shall use the title of "professional counselor","counselor" or "provisional licensed professional counselor" or engage inthe practice of professional counseling in this state unless the person islicensed as required by the provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540.Sections 337.500 to 337.540 do not apply to:

(1) Any person registered, certificated or licensed by this state,another state, or any recognized national certification agent, acceptableto the committee, to practice any other occupation or profession whilerendering counseling service in the performance of the occupation orprofession for which the person is registered, certificated, or licensed,including but not limited to physicians, psychologists and attorneys;

(2) School counselors, school administration personnel, or classroomteachers, so long as they are performing their assigned duties within thescope of their employment by a board of education or private school;

(3) Counselors in postsecondary educational institutions so long asthey are practicing within the scope of their employment;

(4) Student interns or trainees in counseling procedures pursuing acourse of study in counseling in an institution of higher education ortraining institution if such activities and services constitute a part oftheir course of study and provided that such persons are designated as"counselor interns";

(5) Professionals employed by postsecondary educational institutionsas counselor educators so long as they are practicing counseling within thescope of their employment;

(6) Duly ordained ministers or clergy or religious workers whilefunctioning in their ministerial capacity;

(7) Alcoholism counselors so long as they serve only individuals withalcohol related concerns;

(8) Any nonresident temporarily employed in this state to rendercounseling services for not more than thirty days in any year, if in theopinion of the committee the person would qualify for a license pursuant tothe provisions of sections 337.500 to 337.540, and if the person holds alicense required for counselors in the person's home state or country;

(9) Duly accredited Christian Science practitioners, so long as theyare practicing within the scope of Christian Science principles;

(10) Counselors employed by the Missouri state department ofelementary and secondary education or the Missouri state bureau for theblind while rendering counseling services in the performance of their stateassigned duties;

(11) Professionals employed by vocational and medical rehabilitationfacilities accredited by the commission on the accreditation ofrehabilitation facilities, the joint committee on accreditation ofhospitals or other agents acceptable to the committee while renderingcounseling services in the performance of their assigned duties, and solong as they do not use the title of "counselor";

(12) Employees or volunteers of sheltered workshops who are providingmeaningful employment services for handicapped workers, so long as they donot use the "counselor" title;

(13) Marital therapists or family therapists or both, certified bythe American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists or an agentacceptable to the committee, and their supervisees, so long as they serveonly individuals with marital or family systems concerns, and, so long asthey do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(14) Staff counselors employed by religious institutions in areligious counseling ministries program;

(15) Drug abuse counselors certified by the department of mentalhealth as meeting standards in rules promulgated pursuant to section630.655, RSMo, certified by the Missouri substance abuse counselorscertification board, or by an agent acceptable to the committee, so long assuch counselors are practicing consistent with such standards, and they areserving only individuals with drug-related concerns;

(16) Social workers, certified by the National Association of SocialWorkers, Inc., or by an agent acceptable to the committee, or workers undertheir supervision so long as they are doing work consistent with theirtraining and with a code of ethics of the social work profession, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(17) Professionals in the employ of a governmental agency whilerendering services in the performance of their duties;

(18) Any person performing counseling, as defined in sections 337.500to 337.540, without receiving compensation, monetary or otherwise, and solong as they do not use the title of "professional counselor";

(19) Employment counselors and interviewers, personnel officers,personnel analysts and consultants and related workers who in the normalcourse of their duties and responsibilities as employees of this state mayengage in the screening, examination, assessment, referral or selection ofindividuals for employment or for consideration for employment;

(20) Counselors and employees of employee assistance programs whichare members of the Association of Labor-Management Administrators andConsultants on Alcoholism, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, or its successorsor such other accrediting body for EAP Programs acceptable to the committeewho provide evaluation, assessment, information, and referral services solong as they are performing their assigned duties within the scope of theiremployment; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply toindividuals employed by employee assistance programs who provide directlong-term therapy and counseling services, as may be defined by regulation,so long as they do not use the title of counselor or counseling;

(21) Individuals who are duly certified by the employee assistancecertification commission as administered by the Association ofLabor-Management Administrators and Consultants on Alcoholism, Inc., aWisconsin corporation, or its successor; so long as the individual is anemployee of a generally recognized employee assistance program and so longas such individual is performing services within the scope of suchindividual's employment and education;

(22) Weight loss or weight control consultants or advisors inrecognized, legitimate programs or business environments so long as theyserve only individuals or groups who have weight related concerns anddiscuss only weight improvement issues and do not use the titles of"counselor" or "counseling" without using an adjective which describes tothe ordinary person that the counseling is limited to weight loss or weightcontrol;

(23) Activity therapists as certified or licensed by their respectiveprofessional organizations including, but not limited to art, music, dance,recreation, and occupation, and who have received certification orlicensure by their respective professional organizations by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";

(24) Professionals certified by the American Board of MedicalPsychotherapists and who have received certification from the AmericanBoard of Medical Psychotherapists by January 1, 1994, so long as they donot use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling"; and

(25) Transactional analysts certified by the InternationalTransactional Analysis Association and who have received certification fromthe International Transactional Analysis Association as a level onetransactional analyst, specializing in clinical application by January 1,1994, so long as they do not use the titles of "counselor" or "counseling";or

(26) Any person with a doctoral degree in anthropology received on orprior to December 31, 1989, and which was from an educational institutionaccredited by one of the regional accrediting associations approved by thecouncil on postsecondary accreditation; provided further that saidindividual has completed at least twenty-four months of supervised clinicalexperience in psychotherapy under the supervision of a physician.

(L. 1985 S.B. 37 § 2, A.L. 1989 H.B. 738 & 720, A.L. 1996 S.B. 604, et al.)

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