Friday, February 24, 2017

Licensure: What Counts as Professional Counseling Experience

0450-01-.14 EVIDENCE OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

(1) Pursuant to rule 0450-01-.04, applicants seeking to be licensed shall submit written evidence of having been actively engaged in the practice of professional counseling (the term ‘‘written evidence’’ shall include, but not be limited to, original, on official letterhead, verification from supervisors or other professional colleagues familiar with the applicant’s work). The verification must specify number of actual client-therapist hours per week, methodology utilized, type of clients and problems.

(2) ‘‘Actively engaged’’ shall be defined as:

(a) teaching, supervision, and/or research in counseling for a minimum of 10 clock hours per week
or 
(b) having been engaged in the practice of professional counseling for 10 or more client contact hours per week;
or 
(c) a combination of teaching, supervision, research and practice equal to a minimum of 10 clock hours per week.