(a)  Primary Service. Personal and family counseling means the rendering of counseling services or therapy to individuals, either singly or in groups, for the purpose of resolving emotional conflicts within social relationships. It operates through a process of mobilizing the strengths inherent in the person which are needed to deal with immediate situations and developing the coping ability of the family and its members to use themselves effectively in life roles and tasks. The process involves a professional relationship with a skilled counselor to help the clients assess the situation, to plan steps for dealing with it, and to take appropriate action.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. None.

(d)  Target Population. Individuals experiencing stress which impedes satisfactory emotional adjustment and is causing serious conflicts in interpersonal relationships.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. February 8, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1979;

Transferred from T10.43D .0219 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1990; July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.