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Title 12 . Professional and Vocational Regulations
Chapter 18 . Big Game Guides and Transporters
Section 115. Supervision of experience for clinical social work license

12 AAC 18.115. Supervision of experience for clinical social work license

(a) To meet the requirements of AS 08.95.110 (a)(2), an applicant for a clinical social work license must document at least 100 hours of direct clinical supervision equitably distributed throughout the supervised period. No more than 50 hours required by this subsection may be in group supervision. For good cause shown, the board will, in its discretion, grant a written request from an applicant for an exception to the limitation on the number of group supervision hours.

(b) The board will, in its discretion, approve the supervision of experience of an applicant for a clinical social work license to satisfy the requirements of AS 08.95.110 (a)(2) if the clinical supervisor

(1) documents the applicant's supervised experience on a form provided by the department; and

(2) is a clinical social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist who holds an unrestricted license to practice that profession in this state or other licensing jurisdiction during the period of supervision.

(c) To be accepted by the board,

(1) direct clinical supervision must be provided in face-to-face meetings between the supervisor and the applicant unless the board, for good cause shown, has granted an exception allowing for an alternate form of supervision;

(2) if direct clinical supervision is not provided to the applicant within the applicant's agency of employment, the applicant must provide the board with a written release from the administrator of the applicant's agency for the applicant to be supervised outside the applicant's agency setting; and

(3) the clinical supervisor must be responsible for direct clinical supervision of the applicant within the following content areas:

(A) clinical skills;

(B) practice management skills;

(C) skills required for continuing competence;

(D) development of professional identity;

(E) ethical practice;

(F) legal and regulatory requirements.

History: Eff. 10/14/99, Register 152

Authority: AS 08.95.030

AS 08.95.110

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