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Published: 2015

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BOARD OF LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS

 

DIVISION 10
DEFINITIONS

833-010-0001
Definitions
The definitions
of terms used in ORS 675.705 to 675.835 and these administrative rules of the Board
are:
(1) "Accredited
college or university" means the college or university is a fully accredited member
of one of the regional institutional accreditation bodies.
(2) “Accredited
program” means the graduate program is fully accredited by COAMFTE, CACREP,
or CORE.
(3) “Board
approved program” means a graduate program that the Board has found to be
comparable to an accredited program.
(4) “CACREP“
means the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
(5) “Client
record” means any information maintained in a written or electronic form about
a client.
(6) “Clinical
experience” means the professional practice of applying principles and methods
to provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals and families with
mental health disorders.
(7) “COAMFTE”
means the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
(8) “CORE”
means the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
(9) “Direct
client contact hours” means only those clinical experience hours that are
therapeutic or a combination of assessment and subsequent therapeutic interactions.
(10) “Distance
learning" means coursework, or training that does not involve attending a presentation
or program in the presence of the instructor or facilitator and other courses through
electronic communication.
(11) “Distance
Services” means any use of technology that replaces face to face delivery
of counseling or therapy service. Such technologies include, but are not limited
to, use of computer hardware and software, telephones, the internet, online assessment
instruments and other communication devices.
(12) “Electronic
communication” means communication through use of videoconference, telephone,
teleconference, internet, electronic mail, chat-based, or video-based.
(13) "Equivalent"
means comparable in content and quality, but not identical.
(14) “Intern
registration plan” means a written description of post-graduate supervised
work experience activities an applicant must complete to qualify for a license as
a professional counselor or marriage and family therapist.
(15) "Official
transcript" means a document certified by an accredited college or university indicating
degree earned, hours and types of coursework, examinations and scores, completed
by the student; and submitted by the school to the Board.
(16) "Practicing"
means engaging in any of the activities listed in the definitions of marriage and
family therapy and professional counseling set forth in ORS 675.705, including but
not limited to providing clinical supervision to another mental health professional
who is providing counseling or therapeutic services to clients.
(17) "Receipt"
means the date received by the Board office as shown by US Postal Service postmark,
or date received stamp if document was not mailed or without postmark.
(18) "Registered
intern" means an applicant for licensure who has met the educational requirement
for licensure, and is in the process of obtaining the required supervised work experience
under a registration plan approved by the Board.
(19) “Hour
Equivalents” means that when requirements for licensure are given in quarter
hours, the following formula will be used to determine equivalent hours:
(a) Two semester
hours is equal to three quarter hours;
(b) One semester
is equal to 1.5 quarters;
(c) One quarter
credit hour equals 10 clock hours;
(d) One semester
credit hour equals 15 clock hours.
(20) “Supervision”
means a professional relationship between a qualified supervisor and an intern,
counselor, or therapist during which the supervisor provides guidance and professional
skill development and oversight to the intern, counselor or therapist.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
675.715 & 675.785

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 675.785

Hist.: LPCT
1-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-90; LPCT 2-1990, f. 8-31-90, cert. ef. 9-1-90;
LPCT 2-1992, f. 11-30-92, cert. ef. 12-1-92; LPCT 1-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef.
1-1-94; LPCT 1-1998, f. 1-2-98, cert. ef. 1-5-98; BLPCT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef.
1-5-10; BLPCT 3-2010, f. 4-30-10, cert. ef. 5-3-10; BLPCT 4-2012, f. 10-24-12, cert.
ef. 11-1-12

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