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H0552aa...............................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
COUNSELORS - THERAPISTS - Amends existing law relating to professional
counselors and marriage and family therapists to revise terminology; to
authorize the Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family
Therapists to adopt rules requiring annual continuing education; and to
delete certain continuing education requirements for marriage and family
therapists.
                                                                        
01/27    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/28    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/20    Rpt out - to Gen Ord
    Rpt out amen - to engros
02/23    Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/01    3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 67-0-3
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins,
      Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest,
      Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez,
      McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato,
      Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ringo, Roberts, Robison,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail(Bennett), Wills, Wood,
      Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Ring, Roberts, Shirley
    Floor Sponsor - Henbest
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/02    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/11    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett(Maxand),
      Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk,
      Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Ingram
    Title apvd - to House
03/20    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/22    To Governor
03/24    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 312
         Effective: 07/01/04

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 552
                                                                        
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY  THERAPISTS;  AMENDING  SECTION
  3        54-3404,  IDAHO  CODE,  TO  REVISE  TERMINOLOGY,  TO PROVIDE REFERENCES TO
  4        PASTORAL COUNSELORS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO  ADOPT  RULES  REQUIRING
  5        ANNUAL  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  AS A CONDITION FOR THE RENEWAL OF LICENSES;
  6        AMENDING SECTION 54-3405A, IDAHO CODE, TO DELETE CERTAIN CONTINUING EDUCA-
  7        TION REQUIREMENTS FOR PASTORAL COUNSELORS, TO REVISE TERMINOLOGY, TO  MAKE
  8        TECHNICAL  CORRECTIONS  AND TO DELETE LANGUAGE REFERRING TO THE MEANING OF
  9        "LICENSED PASTORAL COUNSELOR" AND "LICENSED PROFESSIONAL  COUNSELOR";  AND
 10        AMENDING SECTION 54-3405C, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE TERMINOLOGY AND TO DELETE
 11        CERTAIN   CONTINUING   EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  MARRIAGE  AND  FAMILY
 12        THERAPISTS.
                                                                        
 13    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
 14        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-3404, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 15    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 16        54-3404.  IDAHO  STATE LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MAR-
 17    RIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS -- POWERS. The  board  shall  have  the  following
 18    powers:
 19        (1)  To  regulate the practice of licensed counselors and licensed profes-
 20    sional counselors, and licensed marriage and family  therapists  and  pastoral
 21    counselors in the state of Idaho.
 22        (2)  To  pass  upon  the  qualifications  and  fitness  of  applicants for
 23    licenses and to adopt rules requiring annual continuing education as a  condi-
 24    tion for the renewal of licenses issued under this chapter.
 25        (3)  To  adopt and from time to time revise such rules as may be necessary
 26    to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. Such rules shall include,
 27    but not be limited to, a code of ethics for licensed  professional  counselors
 28    and  a  code  of ethics for marriage and family therapists in the state, which
 29    shall be adopted in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
 30        (4)  To review the practice of professional counselors, pastoral  counsel-
 31    ors and marriage and family therapists licensed under this chapter and charged
 32    with  a  violation  of the provisions of this chapter. This review may include
 33    the notes of the license holder and other materials related to  the  practice.
 34    The  review will remain subject to disclosure according to chapter 3, title 9,
 35    Idaho Code, unless the written consent of the client is received by the board.
 36        (5)  To establish a peer review system whereby each license holder's prac-
 37    tice may be reviewed to ensure continuing practice in an appropriate and ethi-
 38    cal manner.
 39        (6)  To examine for, deny, approve, issue, revoke, suspend and  renew  the
 40    licenses  of  applicants  pursuant to this chapter, and to conduct hearings in
 41    connection therewith.
 42        (7)  To conduct hearings to suspend or revoke licenses for  violations  of
 43    the  law  and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter and cause the prosecution
                                                                        
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  1    and enjoinder of all such violations.
  2        (8)  In any proceeding before the board authorized by  this  chapter,  the
  3    board  or  its  designee  may  administer  oaths  or affirmations to witnesses
  4    appearing before it.
  5        (9)  To authorize, by written agreement, the chief of the bureau of  occu-
  6    pational licenses as agent to act in its interest.
  7        (10) To  provide,  by  rule,  licensed professional counselor and licensed
  8    marriage and family therapist specialty standards.
                                                                        
  9        SECTION 2.  That Section 54-3405A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is  hereby
 10    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 11        54-3405A.  QUALIFICATIONS  FOR LICENSURE FOR LICENSED PASTORAL COUNSELORS.
 12    (1) Licensure as a "licensed "pastoral counselor" shall be restricted to  per-
 13    sons  of  good  moral  character who have successfully completed the following
 14    requirements who have  applied  for  licensed  pastoral  counselors  licensure
 15    (L.Pas.C.) and who have successfully completed the following requirements:
 16        (1a)  Holds a master of divinity (M.Div.) degree or doctoral degree with a
 17        major  in  pastoral  counseling from an accredited university or religious
 18        institution with a requirement of sixty  (60)  semester  credit  hours  of
 19        counseling  related  courses  in  a  minimum of eight (8) of the following
 20        eleven (11) areas with the areas of study being specified by the  American
 21        association of pastoral counselors (AAPC):
 22             (ai)    Theories of personality and personality development;
 23             (bii)   Theories of counseling and psychotherapy;
 24             (ciii)  Marriage and family dynamics and counseling;
 25             (div)   Group dynamics and counseling;
 26             (ev)    Personality, culture and ethics;
 27             (fvi)   Psychology of religious experience;
 28             (gvii)  Pastoral assessment and treatment;
 29             (hviii) Psychopathology;
 30             (ix)    Theories of pastoral care;
 31             (jxi)   Research methods;
 32             (kxii)  Orientation to the helping professions.
 33        (2b)  Completion  of  a  practicum  of supervised counseling experience of
 34        four hundred (400) contact hours, supervised at a ratio of one (1) hour of
 35        supervision for each ten (10) contact hours.
 36        (3c)  Graduate studies shall have been  at  a  university  or  institution
 37        which  has  been accredited by one (1) of the following: The middle states
 38        association of colleges and secondary schools, the New England state asso-
 39        ciation of colleges and secondary schools, the north  central  association
 40        of  colleges  and secondary schools, the northwest association of colleges
 41        and secondary schools, the southern association of colleges and  secondary
 42        schools  or  the western colleges association. The pastoral counselor pro-
 43        gram may also be accredited by  the  association  of  theological  schools
 44        (ATS).
 45        (4d)  Completion  of  two  thousand  (2,000) contact hours of postgraduate
 46        supervised counseling experience, with an  approved  supervisor.  Approved
 47        supervisors   include  an  American  association  of  pastoral  counselors
 48        approved supervisor, a licensed pastoral counselor,  a  licensed  psychia-
 49        trist,  a licensed psychologist, or a licensed professional counselor. The
 50        ratio of supervision to contact hours shall be one (1) to twenty (20).
 51        (5e)  Successful completion  of  the  national  counselor  examination  as
 52        required by the board.
 53        (6)  Each  licensed  pastoral  counselor  must  obtain twenty (20) contact
                                                                        
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  1    hours of continuing education in an area that is approved  by  the  board  per
  2    year.
  3        (72)  Each  licensed pastoral counselor shall adhere to the code of ethics
  4    of the American counseling association.
  5        (83)  The board shall have the option of employing a consultant to  assist
  6    in  the  review  of  applications and in disciplinary actions. The cost of the
  7    consultation shall be included in the fee for the pastoral counselor license.
  8        (94)  The board may issue licenses to those persons meeting the qualifica-
  9    tions for licensure as  a  licensed  pastoral  counselor  (L.Pas.C.)  and  the
 10    licensed  pastoral  counselor license shall be a separate and distinct license
 11    from the licensed professional counselor license.
 12        (105)  For the purposes of this chapter, fees  and  disciplinary  actions,
 13    the  terms "licensed pastoral counselor" and "licensed professional counselor"
 14    shall have the same meaning. The board may promulgate rules to  implement  the
 15    provisions  of  this  section  in  compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho
 16    Code.
                                                                        
 17        SECTION 3.  That Section 54-3405C, Idaho Code, be, and the same is  hereby
 18    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 19        54-3405C.  QUALIFICATIONS  FOR  LICENSURE.  Licensure as a "licensed "mar-
 20    riage and family therapist" shall be restricted to persons who  have  success-
 21    fully completed each of the following requirements:
 22        (1)  A  graduate  degree  which  consists  of at least sixty (60) semester
 23    hours or ninety (90) quarter credits in marriage and  family  therapy  from  a
 24    program  accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family
 25    therapy education, or a marriage and  family  counseling  or  therapy  program
 26    which is accredited by the council for accreditation of counseling and related
 27    educational programs, or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited educa-
 28    tional institution and an equivalent course of study as approved by the board.
 29    The course of study for any graduate degree shall include a minimum of thirty-
 30    nine (39) semester credits in the following areas:
 31        (a)  Marriage  and  family  studies  --  nine (9) semester credit minimum.
 32        Studies in this area shall include:
 33             (i)   Theoretical foundations, history, philosophy, etiology and con-
 34             temporary conceptual directions of marriage  and  family  therapy  or
 35             marriage and family counseling;
 36             (ii)  Family  systems  theories and other relevant theories and their
 37             application in working with a  wide  variety  of  family  structures,
 38             including families in transition, nontraditional families and blended
 39             families, and a diverse range of presenting issues; and
 40             (iii) Preventative  Preventive approaches, including premarital coun-
 41             seling, parent skill training and relationship enhancement, for work-
 42             ing with couples, families, individuals, subsystems  and  other  sys-
 43             tems.
 44        (b)  Marriage  and  family  therapy  --  nine (9) semester credit minimum.
 45        Studies in this area shall include:
 46             (i)   The practice of marriage and family therapy related to  theory,
 47             and a comprehensive survey and substantive understanding of the major
 48             models of marriage and family therapy or marriage and family counsel-
 49             ing; and
 50             (ii)  Interviewing  and  assessment  skills for working with couples,
 51             families, individuals, subsystems and other systems,  and  skills  in
 52             the  appropriate  implementation of systematic interventions across a
 53             variety of presenting clinical issues including, but not limited  to,
                                                                        
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  1             socioeconomic disadvantage, abuse and addiction.
  2        (c)  Human  development  --  nine  (9) semester credit minimum. Studies in
  3        this area shall include:
  4             (i)   Individual development and transitions across the life span;
  5             (ii)  Family, marital and couple life cycle  development  and  family
  6             relationships,  family  of  origin  and intergenerational influences,
  7             cultural influences, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, religious
  8             beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, social  and  equity  issues  and
  9             disability;
 10             (iii) Human  sexual development, function and dysfunction, impacts on
 11             individuals, couples and families, and  strategies  for  intervention
 12             and resolution; and
 13             (iv)  Issues  of  violence,  abuse  and substance use in a relational
 14             context, and strategies for intervention and resolution.
 15        (d)  Psychological and mental health competency -- six (6) semester credit
 16        minimum. Studies in this area shall include:
 17             (i)   Psychopathology, including etiology, assessment, evaluation and
 18             treatment of mental disorders, use of the current diagnostic and sta-
 19             tistical manual  of  mental  disorders,  differential  diagnosis  and
 20             multiaxial diagnosis;
 21             (ii)  Standard   mental  health  diagnostic  assessment  methods  and
 22             instruments, including standardized tests; and
 23             (iii) Psychotropic medications and the role of referral to and  coop-
 24             eration with other mental health practitioners in treatment planning,
 25             and  case management skills for working with individuals, couples and
 26             families.
 27        (e)  Professional ethics and identity -- three (3) semester  credit  mini-
 28        mum. Studies in this area shall include:
 29             (i)   Professional  identity,  including  professional socialization,
 30             professional organizations, training standards, credentialing bodies,
 31             licensure, certification, practice settings  and  collaboration  with
 32             other disciplines;
 33             (ii)  Ethical  and  legal  issues related to the practice of marriage
 34             and family therapy, legal responsibilities  of  marriage  and  family
 35             therapy  and  marriage  and  family counseling practice and research,
 36             business aspects, reimbursement, recordkeeping, family law, confiden-
 37             tiality issues and the relevant codes of ethics, including  the  code
 38             of ethics specified by the board; and
 39             (iii) The  interface between therapist responsibility and the profes-
 40             sional, social and political context of treatment.
 41        (f)  Research -- three (3) semester credit minimum. Studies in  this  area
 42        shall include:
 43             (i)   Research  in marriage and family therapy or marriage and family
 44             counseling and its application to working with couples and  families;
 45             and
 46             (ii)  Research  methodology,  quantitative  and  qualitative methods,
 47             statistics, data analysis, ethics and legal  considerations  of  con-
 48             ducting research, and evaluation of research.
 49        (2)  Completion  of  a  one  (1) year practicum of supervised marriage and
 50    family therapy experience, consisting of a  minimum  of  three  hundred  (300)
 51    direct  client  contact hours, of which one hundred fifty (150) hours shall be
 52    with couples or families, as part of the graduate program.
 53        (3)  Supervised experience in marriage and family therapy of  three  thou-
 54    sand  (3,000)  hours, acceptable to the board as defined by rule. A minimum of
 55    two hundred (200) hours of supervision of the postgraduate experience.  Super-
                                                                        
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  1    vision  may  be  provided by a clinical member of the American association for
  2    marriage and family therapy, by a licensed marriage and family  therapist,  or
  3    another  qualified  licensed professional as determined by the board who has a
  4    minimum of five (5) years experience providing marriage  and  family  therapy,
  5    including:  a licensed professional counselor, private practice; psychologist;
  6    certified  social worker, private and independent practice; or psychiatrist.
  7        (4)  Successful completion of a written examination  as  approved  by  the
  8    board and defined by rule.
  9        (5)  Once  licensed, a licensed marriage and family therapist shall obtain
 10    twenty (20) hours of continuing education per year as approved by the board.
 11        (6)  From the effective date of this section until June 30, 2003, any per-
 12    son who meets the  educational  qualifications  for  an  appropriate  graduate
 13    degree, as defined by the board, from an accredited educational institution so
 14    recognized  at  the  time  of granting such degree, and who demonstrates three
 15    thousand (3,000) hours of postgraduate experience providing marriage and  fam-
 16    ily  therapy may upon application, finding of fitness, and payment of fees, be
 17    issued a marriage and family therapist license. In determining if  the  educa-
 18    tion  and  experience  qualifications  have been met, the board may consider a
 19    current clinical membership in the American association of marriage and family
 20    therapy or the national association of certified family therapy, or membership
 21    in or certification  by  another  appropriate  professional  organization,  as
 22    defined  by  the  board, to be sufficient demonstration of the qualifications,
 23    and may issue a marriage and family therapy license.
 24        (76)  A license or conditional license will not be allowed  an  individual
 25    whose  license, certification or registration has been revoked or suspended in
 26    this or any other state and in this or any other related field. Such an  indi-
 27    vidual  may not be licensed under this chapter unless the period of revocation
 28    or suspension has been completed and the  board  has  conducted  a  competency
 29    review  and  determined  that  an acceptable degree of rehabilitation has been
 30    accomplished.

Amendment


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                                     Moved by    Henbest             
                                                                        
                                                     Seconded by Sali                
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                              HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 552
                                                                        
  1                               AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1
  2        On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 20,  delete  ",  and"  and  insert:
  3    "and";  and  also in line 20, delete "and pastoral"; in line 21, delete "coun-
  4    selors"; in lines 30 and 31, delete ", pastoral counselors".
                                                                        
  5                                AMENDMENT TO THE BILL
  6        On page 2, delete lines 9 through 53, inclusive; and  on  page  3,  delete
  7    lines  1  through  16, inclusive; and renumber the subsequent section consecu-
  8    tively.
                                                                        
  9                                 CORRECTIONS TO TITLE
 10        On page 1, in line 3, delete ", TO PROVIDE  REFERENCES  TO";  in  line  4,
 11    delete  "PASTORAL  COUNSELORS";  and  delete  lines 6, 7, 8 and 9, and insert:
 12    "AND".

Engrossed Bill (Original Bill with Amendment(s) Incorporated)


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                               HOUSE BILL NO. 552, As Amended
                                                                        
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY  THERAPISTS;  AMENDING  SECTION
  3        54-3404,  IDAHO  CODE, TO REVISE TERMINOLOGY AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO
  4        ADOPT RULES REQUIRING ANNUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION AS A CONDITION  FOR  THE
  5        RENEWAL  OF LICENSES; AND AMENDING SECTION 54-3405C, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE
  6        TERMINOLOGY AND TO DELETE CERTAIN CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS  FOR
  7        MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.
                                                                        
  8    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  9        SECTION  1.  That  Section 54-3404, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
 10    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
 11        54-3404.  IDAHO STATE LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND  MAR-
 12    RIAGE  AND  FAMILY  THERAPISTS  --  POWERS. The board shall have the following
 13    powers:
 14        (1)  To regulate the practice of licensed counselors and licensed  profes-
 15    sional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists  in the state of
 16    Idaho.
 17        (2)  To  pass  upon  the  qualifications  and  fitness  of  applicants for
 18    licenses and to adopt rules requiring annual continuing education as a  condi-
 19    tion for the renewal of licenses issued under this chapter.
 20        (3)  To  adopt and from time to time revise such rules as may be necessary
 21    to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. Such rules shall include,
 22    but not be limited to, a code of ethics for licensed  professional  counselors
 23    and  a  code  of ethics for marriage and family therapists in the state, which
 24    shall be adopted in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
 25        (4)  To review the practice of professional counselors  and  marriage  and
 26    family  therapists licensed under this chapter and charged with a violation of
 27    the provisions of this chapter. This review  may  include  the  notes  of  the
 28    license  holder  and  other materials related to the practice. The review will
 29    remain subject to disclosure according to chapter  3,  title  9,  Idaho  Code,
 30    unless the written consent of the client is received by the board.
 31        (5)  To establish a peer review system whereby each license holder's prac-
 32    tice may be reviewed to ensure continuing practice in an appropriate and ethi-
 33    cal manner.
 34        (6)  To  examine  for, deny, approve, issue, revoke, suspend and renew the
 35    licenses of applicants pursuant to this chapter, and to  conduct  hearings  in
 36    connection therewith.
 37        (7)  To  conduct  hearings to suspend or revoke licenses for violations of
 38    the law and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter and cause  the  prosecution
 39    and enjoinder of all such violations.
 40        (8)  In  any  proceeding  before the board authorized by this chapter, the
 41    board or its designee  may  administer  oaths  or  affirmations  to  witnesses
 42    appearing before it.
 43        (9)  To  authorize, by written agreement, the chief of the bureau of occu-
                                                                        
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  1    pational licenses as agent to act in its interest.
  2        (10) To provide, by rule, licensed  professional  counselor  and  licensed
  3    marriage and family therapist specialty standards.
                                                                        
  4        SECTION  2.  That Section 54-3405C, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  5    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  6        54-3405C.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE. Licensure as  a  "licensed  "mar-
  7    riage  and  family therapist" shall be restricted to persons who have success-
  8    fully completed each of the following requirements:
  9        (1)  A graduate degree which consists of  at  least  sixty  (60)  semester
 10    hours  or  ninety  (90)  quarter credits in marriage and family therapy from a
 11    program accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and  family
 12    therapy  education,  or  a  marriage  and family counseling or therapy program
 13    which is accredited by the council for accreditation of counseling and related
 14    educational programs, or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited educa-
 15    tional institution and an equivalent course of study as approved by the board.
 16    The course of study for any graduate degree shall include a minimum of thirty-
 17    nine (39) semester credits in the following areas:
 18        (a)  Marriage and family studies --  nine  (9)  semester  credit  minimum.
 19        Studies in this area shall include:
 20             (i)   Theoretical foundations, history, philosophy, etiology and con-
 21             temporary  conceptual  directions  of  marriage and family therapy or
 22             marriage and family counseling;
 23             (ii)  Family systems theories and other relevant theories  and  their
 24             application  in  working  with  a  wide variety of family structures,
 25             including families in transition, nontraditional families and blended
 26             families, and a diverse range of presenting issues; and
 27             (iii) Preventative Preventive approaches, including premarital  coun-
 28             seling, parent skill training and relationship enhancement, for work-
 29             ing  with  couples,  families, individuals, subsystems and other sys-
 30             tems.
 31        (b)  Marriage and family therapy --  nine  (9)  semester  credit  minimum.
 32        Studies in this area shall include:
 33             (i)   The  practice of marriage and family therapy related to theory,
 34             and a comprehensive survey and substantive understanding of the major
 35             models of marriage and family therapy or marriage and family counsel-
 36             ing; and
 37             (ii)  Interviewing and assessment skills for  working  with  couples,
 38             families,  individuals,  subsystems  and other systems, and skills in
 39             the appropriate implementation of systematic interventions  across  a
 40             variety  of presenting clinical issues including, but not limited to,
 41             socioeconomic disadvantage, abuse and addiction.
 42        (c)  Human development -- nine (9) semester  credit  minimum.  Studies  in
 43        this area shall include:
 44             (i)   Individual development and transitions across the life span;
 45             (ii)  Family,  marital  and  couple life cycle development and family
 46             relationships, family of  origin  and  intergenerational  influences,
 47             cultural influences, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, religious
 48             beliefs,  gender,  sexual  orientation,  social and equity issues and
 49             disability;
 50             (iii) Human sexual development, function and dysfunction, impacts  on
 51             individuals,  couples  and  families, and strategies for intervention
 52             and resolution; and
 53             (iv)  Issues of violence, abuse and substance  use  in  a  relational
                                                                        
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  1             context, and strategies for intervention and resolution.
  2        (d)  Psychological and mental health competency -- six (6) semester credit
  3        minimum. Studies in this area shall include:
  4             (i)   Psychopathology, including etiology, assessment, evaluation and
  5             treatment of mental disorders, use of the current diagnostic and sta-
  6             tistical  manual  of  mental  disorders,  differential  diagnosis and
  7             multiaxial diagnosis;
  8             (ii)  Standard  mental  health  diagnostic  assessment  methods   and
  9             instruments, including standardized tests; and
 10             (iii) Psychotropic  medications and the role of referral to and coop-
 11             eration with other mental health practitioners in treatment planning,
 12             and case management skills for working with individuals, couples  and
 13             families.
 14        (e)  Professional  ethics  and identity -- three (3) semester credit mini-
 15        mum. Studies in this area shall include:
 16             (i)   Professional identity,  including  professional  socialization,
 17             professional organizations, training standards, credentialing bodies,
 18             licensure,  certification,  practice  settings and collaboration with
 19             other disciplines;
 20             (ii)  Ethical and legal issues related to the  practice  of  marriage
 21             and  family  therapy,  legal  responsibilities of marriage and family
 22             therapy and marriage and family  counseling  practice  and  research,
 23             business aspects, reimbursement, recordkeeping, family law, confiden-
 24             tiality  issues  and the relevant codes of ethics, including the code
 25             of ethics specified by the board; and
 26             (iii) The interface between therapist responsibility and the  profes-
 27             sional, social and political context of treatment.
 28        (f)  Research  --  three (3) semester credit minimum. Studies in this area
 29        shall include:
 30             (i)   Research in marriage and family therapy or marriage and  family
 31             counseling  and its application to working with couples and families;
 32             and
 33             (ii)  Research methodology,  quantitative  and  qualitative  methods,
 34             statistics,  data  analysis,  ethics and legal considerations of con-
 35             ducting research, and evaluation of research.
 36        (2)  Completion of a one (1) year practicum  of  supervised  marriage  and
 37    family  therapy  experience,  consisting  of  a minimum of three hundred (300)
 38    direct client contact hours, of which one hundred fifty (150) hours  shall  be
 39    with couples or families, as part of the graduate program.
 40        (3)  Supervised  experience  in marriage and family therapy of three thou-
 41    sand (3,000) hours, acceptable to the board as defined by rule. A  minimum  of
 42    two  hundred (200) hours of supervision of the postgraduate experience. Super-
 43    vision may be provided by a clinical member of the  American  association  for
 44    marriage  and  family therapy, by a licensed marriage and family therapist, or
 45    another qualified licensed professional as determined by the board who  has  a
 46    minimum  of  five  (5) years experience providing marriage and family therapy,
 47    including: a licensed professional counselor, private practice;  psychologist;
 48    certified  social worker, private and independent practice; or psychiatrist.
 49        (4)  Successful  completion  of  a  written examination as approved by the
 50    board and defined by rule.
 51        (5)  Once licensed, a licensed marriage and family therapist shall  obtain
 52    twenty (20) hours of continuing education per year as approved by the board.
 53        (6)  From the effective date of this section until June 30, 2003, any per-
 54    son  who  meets  the  educational  qualifications  for an appropriate graduate
 55    degree, as defined by the board, from an accredited educational institution so
                                                                        
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  1    recognized at the time of granting such degree,  and  who  demonstrates  three
  2    thousand  (3,000) hours of postgraduate experience providing marriage and fam-
  3    ily therapy may upon application, finding of fitness, and payment of fees,  be
  4    issued  a  marriage and family therapist license. In determining if the educa-
  5    tion and experience qualifications have been met, the  board  may  consider  a
  6    current clinical membership in the American association of marriage and family
  7    therapy or the national association of certified family therapy, or membership
  8    in  or  certification  by  another  appropriate  professional organization, as
  9    defined by the board, to be sufficient demonstration  of  the  qualifications,
 10    and may issue a marriage and family therapy license.
 11        (76)  A  license  or conditional license will not be allowed an individual
 12    whose license, certification or registration has been revoked or suspended  in
 13    this  or any other state and in this or any other related field. Such an indi-
 14    vidual may not be licensed under this chapter unless the period of  revocation
 15    or  suspension  has  been  completed  and the board has conducted a competency
 16    review and determined that an acceptable degree  of  rehabilitation  has  been
 17    accomplished.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                     STATEMENT  OF  PURPOSE
                            RS 13483
Amend section 54-3404, Idaho Code, to correct terminology, provide
references to pastoral counselors, and allow the board to adopt
rules requiring continuing education for renewal of license; amend
54-3405A, Idaho Code to delete continuing education requirement for
pastoral counselors; delete obsolete language; make a grammatical
change; and make technical corrections; amend 54-3405C, Idaho Code
to delete certain continuing education requirements; to delete
obsolete language and to make technical corrections.




                         FISCAL  IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to dedicated or General Funds.




CONTACT   
Name:     Rayola Jacobsen
Agency:   Occupational License Bureau
Phone:    334-3233

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