Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.10 - SUPERVISION

(1) Pursuant to Rule 1200-30-01-.04, an applicant for licensure as a Level I or Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor shall present documentation, at the time the application is submitted, of completion of clinical experience hours that have been supervised by a supervisor who meets the requirements of paragraph (2) or (3).
(a) One hundred (100) hours of the six thousand (6000) hour requirement shall be face-to-face supervision.
1. No more than fifty (50) hours of the one hundred (100) hours may occur during any calendar year in which part of the six thousand (6000) supervised hours transpire.
2. No less than twelve (12) hours of the one hundred (100) hours may occur during any calendar year in which part of the six thousand (6000) supervised hours transpire.
(b) Group supervision may occur provided that the applicant has a minimum of six (6) face-to-face individual supervision hours per year.
(c) A Supervisor seeking to supervise an alcohol and drug abuse counselor subject to Rule 1200-30-01-.04(1)(d) 4 shall obtain no less than sixty (60) formal classroom hours of instruction related to compulsive gambling disorder prior to undertaking such supervision.
(d) Documentation includes, but is not limited to, dates of supervision, beginning and ending times, names of clinicians present, topic areas discussed, clinical recommendations, follow-up on previous recommendations, professional issues/concerns, professional development needs/accomplishments, and number of cases reviewed per clinical participant with signatures of supervisor and all supervision participants.
(e) The supervisor shall follow methods of supervision used in accordance with a standard practice (e.g., Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, Reality Therapy, Gestalt, Psychodrama, etc.) or a combination of standard practices of the supervisor's choice.
(f) The supervisor shall maintain copies of records of supervision for eight (8) years. This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the Board during its verification process.
(g) Failure to conduct supervision in accordance with these rules or falsification of the records of supervision is considered a breach of professional conduct and may result in disciplinary action as provided in Rule 1200-30-01-.15.
(2) Before supervision may begin, the supervisor of an applicant for licensure as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor shall obtain from the Board a Certificate of Qualified Clinical Supervision by meeting the following requirements:
(a) The supervisor has been a Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor for at least five (5) years. The supervisor's license must be currently active, unencumbered, and unconditioned, and the supervisor must cease supervising if his or her license becomes encumbered and/or conditioned; and
(b) The supervisor has two (2) years of experience supervising alcohol and drug abuse counselors and has received thirty six (36) contact (clock) hours of supervision (by a qualified supervisor) of his or her supervisory work by supervision of at least one (1) person doing alcohol and drug abuse counseling and has obtained a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training specific to alcohol and drug clinical supervision, including six (6) hours of supervision ethics.
(3) An applicant whose supervisor meets the requirements of paragraph (2) but is not licensed in Tennessee as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor may submit, with the licensure application, an approval request to the Board that documents the supervisor's qualifications. This request must include means by which verification of the qualifications may be independently confirmed (e.g., contact data for other state licensing or certification agencies, NAADAC, or proof of supervision).
(4) Supervision that is consistent with the regulations that were effective prior to the effective date of this rule amendment will be accepted as qualified supervision.
(a) Licensees providing clinical supervision when these rules become effective will be permitted to continue supervising applicants whose supervision had already begun.
(b) Under no circumstances shall a licensee begin providing new clinical supervision without meeting the requirements of paragraphs (2) or (3).
(5) Conflict of Interest - Supervision provided by the applicant's parents, spouse, former spouse, siblings, children, cousins, in-laws (present or former), aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, stepchildren, employees, present or former counselor, present or former romantic partner, or anyone sharing the same household shall not be acceptable toward fulfillment of licensure requirements. Any exceptions must be approved by the Board prior to such supervision. For the purposes of this rule, a supervisor shall not be considered an employee of the applicant, if the only compensation received by the supervisor consists of payments for the actual supervisory hours.
(6) Accountability - In all cases the specific terms of the supervisory arrangement are the responsibility of the qualified supervisor upon whom it is incumbent to assure appropriate supervisory time. Likewise, it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain supervision. The education, training, experience, and ongoing performance of the applicant must be considered by the supervisor. The arrangements for supervision must be agreed to by both the qualified supervisor and the applicant. Ultimately, the qualified supervisor of record must protect the welfare of the client and assure compliance with Tennessee law and professional ethics.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.10
Original rule filed May 25, 1994; effective August 9, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed January 30, 1997; effective May 30, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed December 28, 1999; effective March 12, 2000. Amendment filed December 5, 2003; effective February 18, 2004. Amendment filed November 2, 2005; effective January 16, 2006. Amendment filed August 5, 2011; effective November 3, 2011. Amendments filed March 27, 2015; effective 6/25/2015.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 68-24-605, and 68-24-608.

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