Office of Occupations and Professions
Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family
(As Amended at ARRS, November 10, 2015)
201 KAR 32:025.
Marriage and family therapist associate.
TO: KRS 335.332
AUTHORITY: KRS 335.320(9), 335.332(3)
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 335.332(3) requires the board to promulgate
administrative regulations establishing the fees and other requirements for a
marriage and family therapist associate permit. This administrative regulation
establishes the requirements for marriage and family therapist associates.
1. Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Application and Renewal. (1)(a) A
person desiring to be a marriage and family therapist associate shall apply for
and submit to the board an Application for Permit as a[Licensure as a
Marriage and Family Therapist or] Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
with a fee of fifty (50) dollars for the first year.
The initial application shall include a copy of a supervisory contract
or contracts[contract(s)][contract] with the
designated supervisor or supervisors[supervisor(s)][supervisor]
for approval by the board.
An annual renewal fee of fifty (50) dollars for each subsequent year shall be
submitted to the board.
Contract renewal and extension shall be granted in accordance with Section 4 of
this administrative regulation.
Notwithstanding previous associate experience, effective January
1, 2016, all current and future[the] associate
permits[permit] shall be limited to a total of
five (5) years[of practice] as a marriage and
family therapist associate to meet the requirements for licensure as a marriage
and family therapist.[An associate may submit in writing to the board
a request for two (2) additional years to complete the requirements for
licensure as a marriage and family therapist. Associate permit holders who have
held a permit for seven (7) or more years prior to January 1, 2016, shall be
granted an additional year to complete the requirements and apply for licensure
as a marriage and family therapist and may submit a request in writing to the board
for one (1) additional year to complete the requirements and apply for licensure
as a marriage and family therapist.]
An associate desiring to renew a permit shall file a completed Marriage and
Family Therapist Associate Permit Renewal Application[Form] and
the completed supervision log or logs[log(s)][log]
to accompany the fee established in subsection (2) of this section.
An associate who fails to renew by his or her expiration date shall have
thirty (30) days to pay the renewal fee of fifty (50) dollars plus a late fee
of twenty (20) dollars for a total of seventy (70) dollars.
The fee shall be postmarked on or before the end of the thirty (30) day grace
period in accordance with the expiration date indicated on the renewal form.
Failure to renew the permit in a timely manner as established in this
subsection shall result in termination of the permit.
Supervisory Contract. (1) Prior to beginning a course of supervision for the
purpose of meeting licensure requirements, a marriage and family therapist
associate shall contract with an approved supervisor in writing.
(2) The approved supervisor shall enter into a Supervision
Plan[of Supervision] for Clinical Experience with a person who meets
the criteria for becoming a marriage and family therapist associate.
(3) The approved supervisor shall be responsible for the
marriage and family therapist associate’s development and the welfare of the
clients served by the marriage and family therapist associate in accordance
with the code of ethics established in 201 KAR 32:050 and the provisions in 201
(4) If a new supervisory contract is entered into with a
different supervisor, approval shall be obtained from the board.
(5)(a) If a supervision contract is terminated, the approved
supervisor shall, within thirty (30) days, notify the board in writing that he
or she is no longer the supervisor.
(b) The marriage and family therapist associate has thirty
(30) days from the date of termination to submit the new supervisory contract
to the board.
Section 3. Contract Information. The supervisory contract
between the marriage and family therapist associate and the approved supervisor
shall contain[the following information]:
(1) The name of the marriage and family therapist associate;
(2) The name and license number of the approved supervisor;
(3) The name and license number of any other approved
(4) The agency, institution, or organization where the
experience will be received;
(5) A detailed description of the nature of the practice
including the type of:
(a) Clients to be seen;
(b) Therapies and treatment modalities that shall be used
including the prospective length of treatment; and
(c) Problems or conditions that shall be treated;
(6) The nature, duration, and frequency of the supervision,
(a) Number of hours of supervision per week;
(b) Amount of group and individual supervision; and
(c) Methodology for transmission of case information;
(7) The conditions or procedures for termination of the
(8) A statement that:
(a) The approved supervisor understands that he or she shall
be accountable to the board for the care given to the marriage and family
therapist associate’s clients; and
(b) The approved supervisor and other supervisors meet the
criteria established in 201 KAR Chapter 32.
Section 4. Contract Renewal and Extension. (1) Upon approval
of the board, a supervisory contract shall be issued for a term of one (1) year.[There
shall not be a limit on the number of extensions that may be granted a marriage
and family therapist associate.]
(2) Upon associate permit renewal, the supervisory contract shall
be reaffirmed by written correspondence from the applicant and the approved
supervisor or a new supervisory[supervisor] contract shall be
supplied by the applicant.
Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following
material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "Application for Permit[Licensure] as a
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate", 8/2015;[10/2011; and]
(b) "Supervision Plan[of Supervision] for Clinical
(c) "Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Permit Renewal[Form]",
(d) "Supervisory Log", Form 6/2015.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained,
subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and
Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BY AGENCY: September 24, 2015
WITH LRC: October 13, 2015 at 4 p.m.
PERSON: Nicole S. Biddle, Board Counsel, Asst. Attorney General, Office of the
Attorney General, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601,
phone (502) 696-5300, fax (502) 564-6801.