Support For Psychology & Social Work Professionals
Are you familiar with the complex rules and regulations for applying and gaining your professional phycology or social work license? In addition to the application forms, you must also be familiar with the specific acts and rules regarding your profession. If you are a counselor, marriage and family therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, clinical psychologist, psychological corporation, or other psychology or social work professional, Zimmerman Law Offices can help you answer any questions you have for obtaining or renewing your professional license as well as provide legal representation should your license be at stake.
Get Your License The Right Way
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has strict standards that you must satisfy in order to become licensed in the psychology and social work professions. Although there are specific educational and experience requirements that ordinarily must be met, the IDFPR may grant a variance in certain circumstances. Get your license the right way and speak with an attorney to ensure that you meet all requirements for applying and/or renewing your professional license.
Don’t Fight Alone
Increase your chances of a successful case outcome by hiring an attorney to represent you. Don’t hire a general lawyer to represent you, rather seek a lawyer who has experience dealing with cases in this field. Mr. Zimmerman has an in-depth understanding of the IDFPR and will work carefully to defend your rights and your professional license.
Call Zimmerman Law Offices Today
We understand that you take your business license very seriously and we want to help you defend your reputation. If you are a phycology or social work professional and seek legal assistance relating to your license, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. Call today at 1-877-440-0020.
Professional Counselor License Application Denied due to Domestic Battery Arrest – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) denied a woman’s application to become a licensed professional counselor because she was convicted for domestic battery. At the time, she was involved in an emotionally abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and she was prescribed an antidepressant to help her sleep. We obtained extensive medical research and case studies concluding that acts of violence towards others are a genuine and serious adverse event associated with this medication, and we demonstrated to the IDFPR that she suffered an adverse pharmacological reaction to the medication which caused the uncharacteristic, violent behavior. After the conviction, she worked as an advanced therapy practicum extern where she provided individual and group psychotherapy, and she worked as a crisis line volunteer. We convinced the IDFPR that her conviction does not bear upon licensed professional counseling, and she subsequently became licensed.