10.58.17.02

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Accredited educational institution” means a college or university that is:

(a) Accredited through a recognized body endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education; and

(b) Approved by the Board.

(2) “Applicant” means an individual applying for licensure as a clinical or graduate professional art therapist.

(3) “Approved art therapy supervisor” means:

(a) An Art Therapy Credentials Board Certified Supervisor;

(b) An Art Therapy Credentials Board Registered Art Therapist or Board Certified Art Therapist;

(c) A licensed clinical professional art therapist; or

(d) Another mental health care provider approved by the Board and licensed under the Health Occupations Article, Title 17, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) “Equivalent” means a degree in a program of studies determined by the Board to have:

(a) Substantial art therapy emphasis in the subject matter; and

(b) The extent of training required for the specified level of licensure.

(5) 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, emails, texting, and social networking sites.

(6) “Group supervision” means the provision of face-to-face supervision to more than one individual at a time.

(7) "Licensed graduate professional art therapist" means an individual approved by the Board to practice graduate professional art therapy under the supervision of an approved supervisor while fulfilling the supervised clinical experience for licensure under:

(a) Health Occupations Article, §§17-304.1 and 17-309, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(b) Regulation .04 of this chapter.

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

(a) A licensed clinical professional art therapist;

(b) Another mental health care provider approved by the Board and licensed under Health Occupations Article, Title 17, Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(c) A licensed mental health care provider from a state, territory, or jurisdiction that authorizes the application of equivalent art therapy principles and methods as set forth in Health Occupations Article, §17-308, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(9) “Practice” means to engage professionally and for compensation in art therapy and appraisal activities by providing services for individuals, couples, families and groups involving:

(a) The application of therapy principles; and

(b) Methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional conditions, or mental conditions.

(10) “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) Cousin.

(11) "Supervised clinical experience in professional art therapy" means therapy services conducted under the supervision of an approved art therapy supervisor that includes:

(a) Monitoring the performance of a supervisee; and

(b) Providing, with respect to clinical skill and competencies:

(i) Documented and direct consultation;

(ii) Guidance; and

(iii) Instruction.

(12) “Supervision training” means a course or program designed to provide information regarding the supervision process utilized by:

(a) Licensed clinical professional art therapists; or

(b) Licensed mental health providers.