Tamara Auger, MA, LPCC, CMT, NCC, BCPC
Meeting the Highest Standards of My Profession
- What do all the letters stand for?
- Professional Licensure and Certifications
- An Active Member in the Mental Health Community
LPCC –These have to do with my license to practice. Every counselor or therapist in NM has to be licensed by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. The board has several designations of licensure based on training, education, experience, supervision, and testing. LPCC is the highest level of licensure attainable by counselors in NM. I have been licensed as an LPCC since 1994 – the first year licensure was enacted.
CMT – These stand for the designation “Certified Master Therapist” of the American Psychotherapy Association. This is the highest honor that the APA can bestow upon a member and is held by some of the world’s foremost Psychotherapists. I am the only therapist in New Mexico to be awarded this honor.
“The Master Therapist designation is an honor bestowed upon those who have excelled in the understanding and advancement of the field of psychotherapy, demonstrated exceptional contributions to their clients and community, and improved society. It is a clear recognition of their excellence.” – Dr. Daniel Reidenberg, PhD, FAPA, CRS, Master Therapist, Chair, Executive Advisory Board, American Psychotherapy Association
NCC –These letters stand for National Certified Counselor, a credential given by the National Board for Certified Counselors – the largest professional certification board in the country. This, too, is based on education, experience, and successful completion of the NBCC exam.
BCPC –These letters stand for Board Certified Professional Counselor, a certification offered by the American Psychotherapy Association. This certification is awarded on the basis of education, experience, licensure, and the passage of a national exam and an ethics module.
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC), State of NM #1892
Board Certified Professional Counselor, American Psychotherapy Association (BCPC)
- Master Therapist designation by the American Psychotherapy Association
- Fellow status, American Psychotherapy Association
- Life Member, American Psychotherapy Association
American Psychotherapy Association Professional
- American Counseling Association American Mental Health Counselors
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
- Association New Mexico Counseling Association
- Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NM
- International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Associate Member: American Psychological Association
Chairperson: Ethics Committee, NM Counseling Association, 1996-1997
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Superior Wives – March 2010