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Least Restrictive Care

Least Restrictive Care refers to a patient’s civil rights and their right to their choice of care. As a  matter of ethical obligation, in all cases a behavioral healthcare provider should attempt to provide care to their clients in a way that is least restrictive in the community, but that also  provides an adequate quality of …

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning | LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The  plus may refer to asexual, cisgender, intersex, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or Two-Spirit  Pan-Indigenous American identity. These terms are used to describe a person’s sexual  orientation or gender identity. 

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical | LCSW-C

A Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) level allows an individual to have a private  practice, perform clinical social work, and train LCSWs as their supervisor through the  contractual agreement process. 

Licensed Certified Social Worker | LCSW

A Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) is a master’s-level social work license that allows an  individual to practice non-clinical social work independently and to provide clinical social work  services under supervision. 

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor | LCDC

A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) is a licensed chemical dependency  counselor who helps people with substance use disorders better understand and cope with  addiction.  

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor | LCADC

A Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) holds a doctoral or master’s degree in a  health and human services counseling field from a regionally Board- accredited educational  institution. An LDADC practices clinical alcohol and drug counseling and provides services involving methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological  problems, emotional conditions, or mental …

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Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist | LCPAT

A Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) has a clinical art therapy license enabling  them to practice art therapy for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of  psychological and emotional or mental conditions. 

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) is a professional who has been qualified to  provide psychotherapy and other counseling services. LCPCs are trained to work with  individuals, families, and groups to treat mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and  disorders. 

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor | LGPC

A Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) is a licensed graduate professional  counselor who may practice graduate professional counseling for two years under the  supervision of an approved supervisor while fulfilling the two year post graduate supervised  clinical experience. LGPC is a temporary license before the acquisition of an LCPC. 

Local Addictions Authority | LAA

A Local Addiction Authority (LAA) oversees systems public health systems development,  management, and contract monitoring, and handling jurisdictional complaints. The LAA is also  tasked with supporting community providers to maintain capacity and sustain services.