10.58.12.06

.06 Supervisors — Qualifications and Responsibilities.

A. Before providing supervision to a supervisee, a supervisor shall:

(1) Be:

(a) Licensed by the Board as a:

(i) Clinical professional counselor;

(ii) Clinical marriage and family therapist; or

(iii) Clinical alcohol and drug counselor; or

(b) A licensed mental health care provider as defined in Regulation .02B(4) of this chapter;

(2) File with the Board the supervisor approval form and provide the supervisee with a copy of this form;

(3) Have a license that is unencumbered and without restrictions or conditions due to disciplinary action for the 2 years preceding the application for approved supervisor status;

(4) Be approved as a supervisor by the Board;

(5) Have completed:

(a) 2 years of active clinical practice experience in professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, or alcohol and drug counseling after obtaining a license as a:

(i) Clinical professional counselor;

(ii) Clinical marriage and family therapist; or

(iii) Clinical alcohol and drug counselor; or

(b) 2 years of active clinical practice experience as a professional counselor, marriage and family therapist or alcohol and drug counselor licensed or certified in another state, territory, or jurisdiction that has requirements that are equivalent to or exceed the requirements of Health Occupations Article, §17-302, 17-303, or 17-304, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(6) Have completed one of the following education and training experiences not later than December 31, 2015:

(a) 2 years of documented experience providing counselor supervision;

(b) At least 3 semester credit hours of graduate-level academic coursework that includes counseling supervision;

(c) A Board-approved continuing education program in counseling supervision, that includes a minimum of 18 direct clock hours with the trainer or trainers;

(d) The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential; or

(e) Supervision training as defined in Regulation .02B(9)(a) and (b).

B. Exceptions.

(1) An individual who is approved by the Board as a supervisor before December 31, 2015, may continue to provide counselor supervision after that date provided that not later than that date the supervisor has:

(a) Completed 2 years of documented experience providing counselor supervision; and

(b) Filed the supervisor approval form with the Board and been granted Board-approved supervisor status.

(2) After December 31, 2015, applicants for Board-approved supervisor status will be required to complete either §A(6)(b), (c), or (d) of this regulation.

C. A supervisor may be:

(1) An agency-designated supervisor; or

(2) An independent supervisor in private practice.