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225 ILCS 107/10

    (225 ILCS 107/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
    "Email address of record" means the designated email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Board" means the Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board as appointed by the Secretary.
    "Person" means an individual, association, partnership, or corporation.
    "Professional counseling" means the provision of services to individuals, couples, groups, families, and organizations in any one or more of the fields of professional counseling. "Professional counseling" includes the therapeutic process of: (i) conducting assessments and diagnosing for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives and (ii) planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment plans using treatment interventions to facilitate human development and to identify and remediate mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and associated distresses that interfere with mental health.
    Professional counseling may also include clinical professional counseling as long as it is not conducted in independent private practice as defined in this Act.
    "Clinical professional counseling" means the provision of professional counseling and mental health services, which includes, but is not limited to, the application of clinical counseling theory and techniques to prevent and alleviate mental and emotional disorders and psychopathology and to promote optimal mental health, rehabilitation, treatment, testing, assessment, and evaluation. "Clinical professional counseling" may include the practice of professional counseling as defined in this Act. It also includes clinical counseling and psychotherapy in a professional relationship to assist individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations to alleviate emotional disorders, to understand conscious and unconscious motivation, to resolve emotional, relationship, and attitudinal conflicts, and to modify behaviors that interfere with effective emotional, social, adaptive, and intellectual functioning.
    "Licensed professional counselor" and "professional counselor" means a person who holds a license authorizing the practice of professional counseling as defined in this Act.
    "Licensed clinical professional counselor" and "clinical professional counselor" means a person who holds a license authorizing the independent practice of clinical professional counseling in private practice as defined in this Act.
    "Independent private practice of clinical professional counseling" means the application of clinical professional counseling knowledge and skills by a licensed clinical professional counselor who regulates and is responsible for her or his own practice or treatment procedures.
    "Clinical supervision" or "supervision" means the experience is under the order, control, and full professional responsibility of a supervisor who reviews aspects of counseling and case management in a face-to-face meeting with the person under supervision. "Face-to-face" means the session is live, interactive, and visual. Video is considered face-to-face if the session is synchronous and involves verbal and visual interaction during supervision.
    "Qualified supervisor" or "qualified clinical supervisor" means any person who is a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical psychologist, psychiatrist as defined in Section 1-121 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, or other supervisor as defined by rule. A qualified supervisor may be provided at the applicant's place of work, or may be hired by the applicant to provide supervision.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Volunteer" means a person performing services without compensation for a nonprofit organization, a nonprofit corporation, a hospital, a governmental entity, or a private business, other than reimbursement for actual expenses incurred. "Volunteer" includes a person serving as a director, officer, trustee, or direct service volunteer.
(Source: P.A. 102-878, eff. 1-1-23.)