10.58.07.14

.14 Supervisor Qualifications.

A. An individual providing supervision shall be Board-approved and:

(1) Licensed by the Board as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor;

(2) Licensed by the Board as:

(a) A clinical professional counselor;

(b) A clinical marriage and family therapist; or

(c) A clinical professional art therapist;

(3) A licensed mental health care provider as defined in Regulation .02B of this chapter;

(4) Certified by the Board as a certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug; or

(5) Certified by the Board as a certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug for at least 2 years.

B. Experience, Education, and Training.

(1) A supervisor licensed or certified by the Board, or any Board-approved mental health care provider licensed under Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, with 3 years of documented experience in alcohol and drug counseling, including 3,000 hours of direct client contact, shall complete any of the following options:

(a) For a certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug or a certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug, at least 3 semester credit hours or 5 quarter credit hours of undergraduate or graduate-level academic course work that includes counseling supervision;

(b) For a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or other board-approved mental health care provider, at least 3 semester credit hours or 5 quarter credit hours of graduate-level academic course work that includes counseling supervision;

(c) A Board-approved continuing education program in counseling supervision that includes a minimum of 18 CEUs with a sponsor approved by the Board to provide Category A CEUs as defined under COMAR 10.58.05.05; or

(d) Hold the:

(i) National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Approved Clinical Supervisor credential; or

(ii) International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Clinical Supervisor credential.

(2) Supervision training required by §B(1) of this regulation may be obtained in a graduate or undergraduate course as provided in §B(1)(a) or (b) of this regulation, or continuing education as listed in §B(1)(c) of this regulation, and may include, but is not limited to, training in:

(a) The role and responsibilities of the supervisor;

(b) The needs of the supervisee, the supervisor, and the agency setting while:

(c) The role of the supervisor as gatekeeper to the profession;

(d) Methods for building effective and appropriate relationships with clients;

(e) Methods for group supervision; and

(f) Models and modalities for practice intervention.

C. Pre-Supervision Responsibilities of a Supervisor. In addition to meeting the requirements of this regulation, the supervisor shall:

(1) File with the Board the approved alcohol and drug supervisor application form;

(2) Provide each supervisee with a copy of the Board’s authorization of approved alcohol and drug supervisor status;

(3) Have a license or certification that is in good standing; and

(4) Be an approved alcohol and drug supervisor as defined under Regulation .02B of this chapter.