NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:
335.332(3) requires the
board to promulgate administrative regulations establishing the fees and other
requirements for a marriage and family therapist associate permit. This
administrative regulation establishes the requirements for marriage and family
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Application and Renewal.
person desiring to be a marriage and family therapist associate shall apply for
and submit to the board an Application for Permit as a Marriage and Family
Therapist Associate with a fee of fifty (50) dollars for the first
(b) The initial application
shall include a copy of a supervisory contract or contracts with the designated
supervisor or supervisors for approval by the board.
annual renewal fee of fifty (50) dollars for each subsequent year shall be
submitted to the board.
Contract renewal and extension shall be granted in accordance with Section 4 of
this administrative regulation.
Notwithstanding previous associate experience, effective January 1, 2016, all
current and future associate permits shall be limited to a total of five (5)
years as a marriage and family therapist associate to meet the requirements for
licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
(3) An associate desiring to renew a permit
shall file a completed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Permit Renewal
Application and the completed supervision log or logs to accompany the fee
established in subsection (2) of this section.
An associate who fails to renew by his or
her expiration date shall have thirty (30) days to pay the renewal fee of fifty
(50) dollars plus a late fee of twenty (20) dollars for a total of seventy (70)
(a) The fee shall be postmarked on or
before the end of the thirty (30) day grace period in accordance with the
expiration date indicated on the renewal form.
(b) Failure to renew the permit in a timely
manner as established in this subsection shall result in termination of the
Prior to beginning a course of supervision for the purpose of meeting licensure
requirements, a marriage and family therapist associate shall contract with an
approved supervisor in writing.
The approved supervisor shall enter into a Supervision Plan for Clinical
Experience with a person who meets the criteria for becoming a marriage and
family therapist associate.
approved supervisor shall be responsible for the marriage and family therapist
associate's development and the welfare of the clients served by the marriage
and family thera-pist associate in accordance with the code of ethics
201 KAR 32:050
the provisions in
(4) If a new supervisory contract is entered
into with a different supervisor, approval shall be obtained from the
(a) If a supervision contract is terminated,
the approved supervisor shall, within thirty (30) days, notify the board in
writing that he or she is no longer the supervisor.
(b) The marriage and family therapist
associate has thirty (30) days from the date of termination to submit the new
supervisory contract to the board.
Contract Information. The
supervisory contract between the marriage and family therapist associate and
the approved supervisor shall contain:
name of the marriage and family therapist associate;
(2) The name and license number of the
(3) The name
and license number of any other approved supervisors;
(4) The agency, institution, or organization
where the experience will be received;
A detailed description of the nature of
the practice including the type of:
Clients to be seen;
and treatment modalities that shall be used including the prospective length of
(c) Problems or
conditions that shall be treated;
The nature, duration, and frequency of
the supervision, including the:
(a) Number of
hours of supervision per week;
Amount of group and individual supervision; and
(c) Methodology for transmission of case
conditions or procedures for termination of the supervision; and
A statement that:
(a) The approved supervisor understands that
he or she shall be accountable to the board for the care given to the marriage
and family therapist associate's clients; and
(b) The approved supervisor and other
supervisors meet the criteria established in 201 KAR Chapter 32.
Renewal and Extension.
(1) Upon approval of
the board, a supervisory contract shall be issued for a term of one (1)
(2) Upon associate permit
renewal, the supervisory contract shall be reaffirmed by written correspondence
from the applicant and the approved supervisor or a new supervisory contract
shall be supplied by the applicant.
Incorporation by Reference.
The following material is incorporated by
(a) "Application for Permit as a
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate", 8/2015;
(b) "Supervision Plan for Clinical
and Family Therapist Associate Permit Renewal", 6/2015; and
(d) "Supervisory Log", Form 6/2015.
(2) This material may be
inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the
Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky
40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.