201 KAR 32:025. Marriage and family therapist associate

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/032/025reg.htm
Published: 2015

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

CABINET

Office of Occupations and Professions

Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family

Therapists

(As Amended at ARRS, November 10, 2015)

 

      201 KAR 32:025.

Marriage and family therapist associate.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 335.332

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 335.320(9), 335.332(3)

      NECESSITY,

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.

 

      Section

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.

      (b)

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.

      (2)(a)

An annual renewal fee of fifty (50) dollars for each subsequent year shall be

submitted to the board.

      (b)

Contract renewal and extension shall be granted in accordance with Section 4 of

this administrative regulation.

      (c)

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.]

      (3)

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.

      (4)

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.

      (a)

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.

      (b)

Failure to renew the permit in a timely manner as established in this

subsection shall result in termination of the permit.

 

      Section 2.

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

KAR 32:035.

      (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

supervisors;

      (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,

including the:

      (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

supervision; and

      (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

Experience", 6/2015[10/2011];

      (c) "Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Permit Renewal[Form]",

6/2015; and

      (d) "Supervisory Log", Form 6/2015[2008].

      (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.

 

MARY

BADAMI, Chairperson

      APPROVED

BY AGENCY: September 24, 2015

      FILED

WITH LRC: October 13, 2015 at 4 p.m.

      CONTACT

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.
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