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65-5818. Postgraduate clinical supervision of professional counselors; requirements. On and after July 1, 2017, all licensees providing postgraduate clinical supervision for those working toward clinical licensure must be board-approved clinical supervisors.

(a) Applications for a board-approved clinical supervisor shall be made to the board on a form and in the manner prescribed by the board. Each application shall be accompanied by the fee fixed under K.S.A. 65-5808, and amendments thereto.

(b) Each applicant for board-approved clinical supervisor shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

(1) (A) Is currently licensed as a clinical professional counselor and has practiced as a clinical professional counselor for two years beyond the supervisor's licensure date; or

(B) is a person who is licensed at the graduate level to practice in one of the behavioral sciences, and whose authorized scope of practice permits the independent practice of counseling, therapy, or psychotherapy and has practiced at least two years of clinical practice beyond the date of licensure at this level;

(2) does not have any disciplinary action that would prohibit providing clinical supervision; and

(3) (A) has completed the minimum number of semester hours of coursework related to the enhancement of supervision skills approved by the board; or

(B) has completed the minimum number of continuing education hours related to the enhancement of supervision skills approved by the board.

(c) Each board-approved clinical supervisor shall complete, as part of the continuing education required under K.S.A. 65-5806, and amendments thereto, at least three hours of continuing education related to the enhancement of supervisory skills, and at least one such hour must focus on ethics in supervision.

History: L. 2016, ch. 92, ยง 39; July 1.

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