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Agency 102

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Article 5.—Licensing of Marriage and Family Therapists

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102-5-7b. Requirements for board-approved clinical supervisor; application. (a) Each licensee providing postgraduate clinical supervision shall be a board-approved clinical supervisor. This requirement shall apply to each individual commencing a new supervisory relationship on or after July 1, 2017.
(b) In addition to meeting the requirements in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6414 and amendments thereto and K.A.R. 102-5-7a, the licensee shall successfully complete clinical supervision training, which shall be approved by the board and be specific to providing supervision or becoming a supervisor. This training shall include either 15 hours of continuing education in supervision or one semester credit hour of a graduate-level course on supervision or the academic equivalent at an accredited college or university approved by the board, each of which shall cover the following material:
(1) Hands-on practice in supervision, consisting of at least eight hours;
(2) best practices of supervision;
(3) classic and postmodern systemic supervision models;
(4) ethical and legal issues, including risk management;
(5) culture and context in supervision;
(6) structuring supervision;
(7) the importance of a positive working relationship between the supervisor and supervisee; and
(8) Kansas marriage and family therapist statutes and regulations.
(c) Each licensee applying for approval as a clinical supervisor shall obtain the appropriate application forms from the board and submit the completed application materials to the board.
(d) To maintain approval as a clinical supervisor, each approved clinical supervisor shall successfully complete the required continuing education specified in K.A.R. 2016 Supp. 65-6414, and amendments thereto. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 74-7507; implementing K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-6414; effective, T-102-5-24-17, May 24, 2017; effective Oct. 6, 2017.)
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