††††† 201 KAR 35:070. Supervision and work experience.


††††† RELATES TO: KRS 309.083(4)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.0813(1), and (3)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.0813(1) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration and enforcement of KRS 309.080 to 309.089. KRS 309.0813(3) requires the board to approve or disapprove those persons who shall be certified. KRS 309.083(4) requires all applicants for certification as an alcohol and drug counselor to have completed 300 hours of board-approved experience working with alcohol or drug dependent persons under the direct supervision of a certified alcohol and drug counselor who has at least two (2) years of postcertification experience. This administrative regulation establishes the standards for the accumulation of the required supervised work experience.


††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Clinical supervision" means the educational process of utilizing a partnership between a supervisor and a supervisee aimed at enhancing the professional development of the supervisee in providing services related to the twelve (12) core functions of the alcohol and drug counselor.

††††† (2) "Clinical supervisor" means a certified alcohol and drug counselor who has at least two (2) years of postcertificate experience and who provides supervision to not more than twelve (12) applicants in an individual or group setting at any one (1) time, and whose certificate is currently in good standing with the board.

††††† (3) "Work experience" is defined as the hours spent performing the services, tasks, and reports necessary for providing counseling or intervention to a chemically dependent person or person's significant others.


††††† Section 2. Clinical Supervision. (1) Clinical supervision shall consist of at least 300 hours and shall include a minimum of ten (10) hours in each of the following twelve (12) core functions:

††††† (a) Screening;

††††† (b) Intake;

††††† (c) Client orientation;

††††† (d) Assessment;

††††† (e) Treatment planning;

††††† (f) Counseling;

††††† (g) Case management;

††††† (h) Crisis intervention;

††††† (i) Client education;

††††† (j) Referral;

††††† (k) Reports and recordkeeping; and

††††† (l) Consultation.

††††† (2)(a) Clinical supervision may occur in individual or group settings.

††††† (b) The methods of clinical supervision include:

††††† 1. Face-to-face;

††††† 2. Video conferencing; or

††††† 3. Teleconferencing.

††††† (3) A minimum of 200 hours of clinical supervision shall be conducted face-to-face in an individual or group setting.

††††† (4) Clinical supervisors shall complete and submit the Supervisorís form in the Application for Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 35:020, Section 10, that documents the 300 hours of supervision that has occurred during the work experience.


††††† Section 3. Accumulation of Work Experience. (1) 6,000 hours of work experience shall be accumulated in a setting where chemical dependency services are routinely provided.

††††† (2) Supervised work experience shall be in the twelve (12) core functions referenced in Section 2 of this administrative regulation to enhance the candidateís understanding and application of the twelve (12) core functions to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling.

††††† (3) The work experience may be either paid or unpaid.


††††† Section 4. Substitution of Work Experience. (1) An applicant may substitute, for part of the work experience, a degree in a related field such as:

††††† (a) Addictions;

††††† (b) Counseling;

††††† (c) Psychology;

††††† (d) Psychiatric nursing; or

††††† (e) Social work.

††††† (2) Requests for substitution shall be submitted to the board along with transcripts from an accredited College or University.

††††† (3) Educational substitution shall be reviewed and approved by the board based upon education relative to the delivery of alcohol and other drug counseling.

††††† (a)(1) A masterís degree or higher in a related field, with a specialization in addictions or drug and alcohol counseling may be substituted for 4,000 hours of work experience.

††††† (b) A masterís degree or higher in a related field, may be substituted for 3,000 hours of work experience.

††††† (c) A bachelorís degree in a related field, may be substituted for 2,000 hours of work experience.

††††† (d) A bachelorís degree in an unrelated field shall not qualify for a substitution of hours, and the applicant shall provide proof of 6,000 hours of work experience as established in Section 3 of this administrative regulation.

††††† (4) The hours of work experience shall be documented on the candidateís application for certification and shall contain verification by the supervisor. (35 Ky.R. 463; 789; eff. 10-15-2008.)