10.58.17.07

.07 Supervisor Qualifications.

A. Licensure. An individual providing supervision shall be approved by the Board and licensed by the Board as a

(1) Clinical professional art therapist;

(2) Clinical professional counselor;

(3) Clinical alcohol and drug counselor;

(4) Clinical marriage and family therapist; or

(5) Mental health care provider as defined in Regulation .02B of this chapter.

B. Supervision Experience, Education and Training.

(1) A supervisor or any mental health care provider, licensed by the Board under Health Occupations Article, Title 17, Annotated Code of Maryland, who is approved by the Board and has completed 3 years of documented experience in clinical counseling or psychotherapy, shall complete by December 31, 2019:

(a) 2 years of documented experience providing art therapy supervision;

(b) At least 3 graduate semester credit hours or 5 quarter credit hours of academic coursework in art therapy supervision;

(c) At least 3 graduate semester credit hours or 5 quarter credit hours of academic coursework in counseling supervision; or

(d) A Board-approved continuing education program that includes a minimum of 18 continuing education units (CEUs) with a trainer or trainers in:

(i) Counseling;

(ii) Art therapy; or

(iii) Psychotherapy supervision.

(2) A licensed individual who applied for and was granted Board-approved supervisor status before December 31, 2019 based on 2 years of documented experience providing art therapy supervision, may continue to provide art therapy supervision after that date.

(3) After December 31, 2019, an applicant for Board-approved supervisor status shall have:

(a) 3 years documented experience in professional art therapy as approved by the Board; and

(b) Completed the requirements of §A or B of this regulation.

(4) Supervision training required by this section may be obtained in a graduate course that may include, but is not limited to:

(a) The role and responsibilities of the supervisor;

(b) The needs of the supervisee, supervisor, and the agency setting while maintaining a clear ethical perspective, including:

(i) The maintenance of appropriate boundaries; and

(ii) Making clinically appropriate diagnoses;

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

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

(e) Models 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 the completed Board-approved licensed professional art therapy supervisor application form;

(2) Provide the supervisee with a copy of the Board’s licensed clinical professional art therapy supervisor letter; and

(3) Have an active license that is without restrictions or conditions due to disciplinary action for the 2 years preceding an application for licensed clinical professional art therapy-approved supervisor status.