R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
R156-60a. Social Worker Licensing Act Rule.
This rule is known as the "Social Worker Licensing Act Rule".
In addition to the definitions in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 60, as used in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 60, or this rule:
(1) "ASWB" means the Association of Social Work Boards.
(2) "CSW" means a licensed certified social worker.
(3) "Clinical social work concentration and practicum", "clinical concentration and practicum" "case work", "group work", or "family treatment course sequence with a clinical practicum", "clinical practicum" or "practicum", as used in Subsections 58-60-205(1)(g) and (2)(c)(ii), means a track of professional education that is specifically established to prepare an individual to practice or engage in mental health therapy.
(4) "Human growth and development", as used in Subsection 58-60-205(3)(d)(iii)(A)(II), means a course at an accredited college or university that includes an emphasis on human growth and development across the lifespan, from conception to death.
(5) "LCSW" means a licensed clinical social worker.
(6) "Social welfare policy", as used in Subsection 58-60-205(4)(d)(iii)(A)(I), means a course at an accredited college or university that includes emphasis on the following:
(a) local, state, and federal social policy and how it impacts individuals, families, and communities; and
(b) the diverse needs of social welfare recipients.
(7) "Social work practice methods", as used in Subsection 58-60-205(4)(d)(iii)(A)(III), means a course at a program accredited by the Council for Social Work Education as defined in Subsection 58-60-202(5) that includes emphasis on the following:
(a) generalist social work practice at the individual, family, group, organization, and community levels;
(b) planned client change process and social work roles at various levels;
(c) application of key values and principles of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and resolution of ethical dilemmas; and
(d) evaluation of programs and direct practice in the social work field.
(8) "SSW" means a licensed social service worker.
(9) "Supervised practice of mental health therapy by a clinical social worker", as used in Subsection 58-60-202(4)(a), means that the CSW is under the general supervision of an LCSW meeting the requirements of Sections R156-60a-302.
R156-60a-103. Authority - Purpose.
This rule is adopted by the Division under the authority of Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a) to enable the Division to administer Title 58, Chapter 60.
R156-60a-104. Organization - Relationship to Rule R156-1.
The organization of this rule and its relationship to Rule R156-1 is as described in Section R156-1-107.
R156-60a-302a. Qualifications for Licensure as an SSW - Education Requirements.
In accordance with Subsection 58-60-205(4)(c)(ii), a master's degree qualifying an applicant for licensure as an SSW shall be in a field of social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling.
R156-60a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure as an SSW - Supervised Qualifying Experience Requirements.
In accordance with Subsection 58-60-205(4)(c)(iii)(B), the 2,000 hours of supervised qualifying experience for licensure as an SSW shall be:
(1) performed as a W-2 employee of an agency providing social work services and activities;
(2) performed according to a written social work job description approved by the licensed mental health therapist supervisor; and
(3) completed in not less than one year.
R156-60a-302c. Qualifications for Licensure as an LCSW - Supervised Training Requirements.
(1) In accordance with Subsections 58-60-205(1)(e),(f) and (g) and 58-60-202(4)(a), the minimum 4,000 hours of clinical social work training and minimum 1,000 hours of supervised training in mental health therapy qualifying an applicant for licensure as an LCSW shall:
(a) be obtained after completion of the education requirement in Subsections 58-60-205(1)(d) and (g), and may not include any clinical practicum hours obtained as part of the education program;
(b) be completed in not less than two years;
(c) unless this Subsection (2) applies, be completed while the applicant is licensed as a CSW;
(d) be completed while the applicant is a W-2 employee of a public or private agency engaged in mental health therapy;