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24.219.421    SUPERVISOR QUALIFICATIONS

(1) LCSW, LMSW, LBSW, LCPC, LMFT, and LAC licensure candidates and CBHPSS must be supervised per the requirements of this rule and ARM 24.219.504, 24.219.604, 24.219.704, and 24.219.5008.

(2) LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT candidate supervisors must:

(a) have an active license in good standing in the jurisdiction in which the supervision is occurring as an LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, licensed psychologist, or licensed and board-certified psychiatrist; and

(b) meet one of the below criteria:

(i) have been licensed in their respective disciplines for at least three years, excluding any period of licensure as a candidate; or

(ii) have taken board-approved training consisting of a minimum of one semester credit graduate education focused on supervision or 20 hours of board-approved training in supervision.

(3) LMSW candidate supervisors must:

(a) have an active license in good standing in the jurisdiction in which the supervision is occurring as an LCSW or LMSW; and

(b) meet one of the below criteria:

(i) have been licensed in their respective disciplines for at least three years, excluding any period of licensure as a candidate; or

(ii) have taken board-approved training consisting of a minimum of one semester credit graduate education focused on supervision or 20 hours of board-approved training in supervision.

(4) LBSW candidate supervisors must have an active license in good standing in the jurisdiction in which the supervision is occurring as an LCSW, LMSW, or LBSW.

(a) If the supervisor is an LCSW or LMSW the supervisor must also meet one of the below criteria:

(i) have been licensed in that discipline for at least three years, excluding any period of licensure as a candidate; or

(ii) have taken board-approved training consisting of a minimum of one semester credit graduate education focused on supervision or 20 hours of board-approved training in supervision.

(b) If the supervisor is an LBSW the supervisor must have been licensed for at least three years as an LBSW. An LBSW may not take supervision courses to qualify to supervise LBSW candidates.

(5) LAC candidate supervisors must be:

(a) licensed as an LAC and have an active license in good standing in the jurisdiction in which the supervision is occurring with a minimum of three years post-licensure experience in a qualified treatment setting as defined in ARM 24.219.5010; or

(b) trained in a related field. If trained in a related field:

(i) the supervisor must have taken board-approved training consisting of a minimum of one semester credit graduate education focused on supervision or 20 hours of board-approved training in supervision;

(ii) the supervisor must have training equivalent to that described in ARM 24.219.5006(2)(b); and

(iii) the board will evaluate each individual on a case-by-case basis.

(6) CBHPSS supervisors must:

(a) have an active license in good standing in the jurisdiction in which the supervision is occurring as an LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LAC, physician, psychologist, or an advanced practice registered nurse with a clinical specialty in psychiatric mental health nursing; and

(b) meet one of the below criteria:

(i) have been licensed in their respective discipline for at least three years, excluding any period of licensure as a candidate; or

(ii) have taken board-approved training consisting of a minimum of one semester credit graduate education focused on supervision or 20 hours of board-approved training in supervision.

(7) A supervisor shall not:

(a) be the candidate or CBHPSS's parent, child, spouse, or sibling; or

(b) have a conflict of interest such as, but limited to, being in a cohabitation or financially dependent relationship.

 

History: 37-1-131, 37-22-201, 37-35-103, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-22-102, 37-22-301, 37-22-307, 37-22-308, 37-23-102, 37-23-202, 37-35-102, 37-35-103, 37-35-202, 37-37-102, 37-37-201, 37-38-202, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2038, Eff. 9/23/11; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 221, Eff. 2/6/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 1517, Eff. 8/8/20.

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