.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Applicant” means an individual applying for licensure as a clinical professional counselor.

(2) “Board” means the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

(3) Face-to-Face.

(a) “Face-to-face” means in the physical presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision, or using video conferencing which allows individuals to hear and see each other in actual points of time.

(b) “Face-to-face” does not include:

(i) Telephone supervision; or

(ii) Internet communication that does not involve actual or real time video conferencing, such as instant messaging services and social networking sites.

(4) “Licensed mental health care provider” means:

(a) A licensed clinical professional counselor; or

(b) A licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, licensed certified social worker-clinical, psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner who is authorized by law to practice a health occupation which includes the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems and emotional or mental conditions of individuals or groups.

(5) “Relative” means:

(a) Spouse or domestic partner;

(b) Parent, stepparent, or legal guardian;

(c) Sibling or stepsibling;

(d) Child, stepchild, foster child, or ward;

(e) Mother-in-law or father-in-law;

(f) Son-in-law or daughter-in-law;

(g) Grandparent or grandchild;

(h) Aunt or uncle; or

(i) Niece or nephew.

(6) “Supervised clinical experience in professional counseling” means counseling services conducted under the supervision of an approved supervisor.

(7) “Supervisee” means a licensed graduate professional counselor obtaining the supervised experience required by Health Occupations Article, §17-304, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(8) “Supervision” means a formalized professional relationship between a supervisor and supervisee in which the supervisor directs, guides, monitors, instructs, and evaluates the supervisee’s clinical professional counseling practice while promoting development of the supervisee’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide clinical professional counseling services in an ethical and competent manner.

(9) Supervision Training.

(a) “Supervision training” means a course or program designed to provide information regarding the supervision process utilized by licensed clinical professional counselors and therapists in a variety of settings.

(b) “Supervision training” content areas may include, but are not limited to:

(i) The role and responsibilities of the supervisor;

(ii) The needs of the supervisee, supervisor, and the clinical services setting while maintaining a clear ethical perspective;

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

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

(v) Methods for group supervision; and

(vi) Models and modalities for practice intervention.

(c) “Supervision training” may be obtained through:

(i) Graduate-level course work; or

(ii) Continuing education units (CEUs)

(10) “Supervisor” means:

(a) A licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor who meets the requirements for licensure under Regulations .01, .07, or .08 of this chapter, as approved by the Board; or

(b) An individual who is a licensed mental health care provider, as defined in §B(4) of this regulation, under Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, as approved by the Board.

(11) “Under the supervision of an approved supervisor” means engaging in an ongoing process of receiving direction from an approved supervisor that includes:

(a) Monitoring the performance of a licensed graduate professional counselor; and

(b) Documented and direct consultation, guidance, and instruction with respect to clinical skill and competency.

(12) “Written contract for supervision” means an agreement, on a form provided by the Board and initiated before beginning supervision, between the supervisee and approved supervisor that details the scope of supervision.