New Supervision Rules

8 Jan 2021 6:16 AM | Jim Macedone (Administrator)
  • Mental Health Professional Practice Act rule changes effective November 10, 2020. The rule changes impact: Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Substance Use Disorder Counselors, and Social Workers.

    Utah State Bulletin: https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2020/b20201001.pdf

    Key Changes: 

  • 1.       Supervisors & supervisees are required to enter into a supervision contract and must be kept on file with the supervisor.
  • 2.       Supervisors are required to submit a Verification of Supervision for Post Graduate Mental Health Practice Hours from to the Division.  https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/verify_supervised_experience.pdf
  • a.      The form can be found on DOPL dopl.utah..gov  SW, CMHC, MFT and SUDC website’s by going to “Licensing”, then “Additional Forms”
  • 3.      Regardless of how long you have been supervised, you will need to turn in this form to the Division
  • 4.      DOPL will inform the Supervisor via letter that the form has been received and the supervisor may proceed with supervision. If the supervisor does not qualify, DOPL will contact both the Supervisor and Supervisee.
  • 5.       There are new profession-specific Supervision for Post Graduate Mental Health Practice Hours forms (on DOPL website)ACMHC https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/cmhc_supervision_for_post-graduate_mental_health_practice_hours.pdf

  • 6.      Previous hours obtained under supervision before the rule change will be accepted. Supervision hours documented on the old form prior to the rule change will still be accepted.
  • 7.      Clinical Mental Health Counselors are now required to take the NCE & NCMHCE exams for full licensure.
  • National Counselor Examination (NCE). The registration and administration of this exam is processed through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). To register for this exam, please visit the link below
  • Exam Registration
  • NCE Candidate Handbook
  • National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE). The registration and administration of this exam is processed through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). To register for this exam, please visit the link below
  • ·  Exam Registration

    ·  NCMHCE Candidate Handbook

  • 8.       All Continuing Education can be found in the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule.

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