About Our Organization
Who We Are
LCPCM is the statewide Professional Association for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the state of Maryland. It advocates for LCPCs and LGPCs by working to enhance opportunities for professional growth, employment, clinical competency, parity and legislative equity, while ensuring that quality mental health treatment services are available and accessible to those we serve. Our members initiated and successfully lobbied for clinical licensure for LCPCs and LGPCs.
LCPCM first served mental health counselors in 1979, as the mental health division of the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development (MACD). Known as the Maryland Mental Health Counselors Association, LCPCM separated from MACD in 1998, the same year that clinical counselors achieved licensure. Newly licensed members voted to become a separate non-profit professional association in order to establish a clear clinical professional identity and purpose. Members voted again in 2002, to change the association's name from the Maryland Mental Health Counselors Association to the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland to reflect its professional identity.
Since 1998, the Association has grown and achieved greater community recognition. Once an all volunteer association, LCPCM is now has professional lobbying and administrative support services. LCPCM is an independent voluntary state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the only association to exclusively represent Maryland's LCPCs and LGPCs in Maryland.
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets monthly to conduct Association business. The Board consists of the President, President Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and two Board Members at Large. Committee Chairs consist of Legislative, Membership, Professional Development, Supervision, Web page, and LGPC/Student Liaison.