RULE 201.00.14-001 - Rules & Regulations Governing Drug and Alcohol Counselors

RULE 201.00.14-001. Rules & Regulations Governing Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Recommendations to Enhance Current BEADAC Rules and Licensure Requirements

"RULE 1"

Under Sub-Title: "IV. QUALIFICATION FOR DIRECT CLINICAL SUPERVISION" (Page 21)

(1) Who Can Provide Direct Clinical Supervision?

Direct clinical supervision is provided by a Clinical Supervisor as specified in 2c below.

(2) Clinical Supervision and Related Terms Defined

a. Clinical Supervision is a disciplined tutorial process of planning, directing, monitoring, and evaluating the work of a counselor credentialed or working towards a credential as a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor or a Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Technician by the SBEADAC.

b. Direct Clinical Supervision is the process of performing the duties identified in "a" above under direct contact between the supervisor and the applicant. Such direct contact must include face-to-face individual and group sessions, and may also include phone, and video conferences.

c. A Clinical Supervisor is a LADAC, or a CS (Clinical Supervisor) who has worked a minimum of three years in the capacity described in "a" above in a Substance Use Disorder or a Co-occurring Disorder (Substance Use & Mental Health) treatment program, has completed 36 hours in the Six Domains of Clinical Supervision, and passed the IC&RC (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) Clinical Supervision Examination. Other Behavioral Healthcare professional with specific SUD and supervision credentials, as well as documented experience, may qualify as a Clinical Supervisor following review and approval by the Board.

d. A Registered Clinical Supervisor is a LADAC or a CS that works in the capacity described in "a" above, meets criteria in "c" above, and is registered with SBEADAC. Proof of passing the CS Exam must be sent to the SBEADAC to become registered. Other Behavioral Healthcare professional with specific SUD credentials may apply for registration with SBEADAC by submitting documentation of equivalent training, experience, and credentials for review and approval.

e. The 12 Core Functions encompass the main duties of an addiction treatment counselor; they are: Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Counseling, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Referral, Report & Record Keeping, and Consultation. Specific training in Ethics is also required.

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"RULE 4"

Under Sub-Title: "(5) APPLYING FOR LICENSURE" (Page 40)

(4) The applicant must verify three (3) years or six thousand (6000) hours of supervised experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUD). To meet this experience requirement, applicant must be under the direct supervision of a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) who is a Registered Supervisor in good standing with BEADAC, a Clinical Supervisor (CS) in good standing with the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB), or another licensed Behavioral Healthcare professional with specific SUD treatment experience and credentials who has registered as a Clinical Supervisor with this board. Supervision preference is with a LADAC Registered Supervisor or a CS. An applicant for licensure may contact the BEADAC for a current list of approved supervisors. Applicants are strongly encouraged to confirm eligibility of a potential supervising professional prior to beginning formal supervision by sending the professional's credential and resume to the BEADAC for review and approval.

(7) The applicant shall submit a notarized "Statement of Agreement" that certifies under penalty of perjury, that all education and experience requirements have been met. It is strongly recommended that both the applicant and approved supervisor maintain detailed record of supervision topics, timeline, and job duties for the required minimum period of three (3) years or 6000 hours of supervised experience. The BEADAC reserves the right to call for such record as needed for confirmation or in matters of dispute. The "Statement of Agreement" can be accessed through the SBEADAC website at www.sbeadac.org.

(10) The applicant must submit a "Supervision Verification" form provided by the SBEADAC. Detailed supervision record (see 7 above) to be maintained by applicant and supervisor and made available to the Board when requested must include supervisor's observation of applicant's ethical demonstration of the 12 Core Functions in a SUD or Co-occurring Disorder treatment program. Minimum 300 hours must be in direct clinical supervision. The "Supervision Verification" form can be accessed through the SBEADAC website.

(11) The applicant must submit a "Supervised Work Experience" form provided by the SBEADAC. Detailed work experience that includes specific duties performed under each "Job Title" must be kept by applicant and supervisor (see 7 above) ready for submission when requested by the Board. The "Supervised Work Experience" form and a list of Registered Supervisors can be accessed through the SBEADAC website.

(6/10/2014)

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