Chapter 4757-15 Scope of Practice for Counselors

4757-15-01 Scope of practice for professional counselor.

Each professional counselor has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined in paragraph (A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code (ethics). A professional counselor as a private practitioner or an employee of an agency may for a fee, or salary, or other considerations:

(A) A professional counselor may render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the general public counseling services involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, or career development and adjustment.

(B) "Apply clinical counseling principles, methods, and procedures," means an approach to counseling that emphasizes the counselor's role in systematically assisting clients through all of the following: Assessing and analyzing emotional conditions, exploring possible solutions, and developing and providing a treatment plan for mental and emotional adjustment or development. It may include counseling, appraisal, consulting, supervision, administration and referral.

(C) Engage in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders when under the supervision of a professional clinical counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, independent marriage and family therapist, or independent social worker.

(D) Provide training supervision for students and registered counselor trainees when services are within their scope of practice, which does not include supervision of the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 12/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10 , 4757.21
Rule Amplifies: 4757.21
Prior Effective Dates: 6-11-85 (Emer.); 9-19-85 (Emer.); 12-19-85; 12-18-88; 7-3-97; 11-8-07; 10-18-09

4757-15-02 Scope of practice for a professional clinical counselor.

Each professional clinical counselor has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined in paragraph (A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code (ethics). A professional clinical counselor may for a fee, salary, or other considerations:

(A) Engage in all practices, principles, methods, and procedures permitted under rule 4757-15-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Engage, as a private practitioner, in the unsupervised diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders as defined in division (F) of section 4757.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) Independently, as an employee of an agency, without supervision, perform or approve a diagnosis and/or develop or approve a treatment plan as required for record keeping, insurance purposes, accreditation, or governmental requirements.

(D) Provide work supervision for professional counselors, social workers, social worker temporaries, assistant social workers, and marriage and family therapists; and supervision of chemical dependency counselors and prevention specialists as specified in Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code; and training supervision for students, registered counselor trainees and registered clinical residents per rule 4757-17-01 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 12/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.10 , 4757.21
Rule Amplifies: 4757.21
Prior Effective Dates: 6-11-85 (Emer.); 9-19-85 (Emer.); 12-19-85; 7-3-97; 1-1-06; 11-8-07; 10-18-09

4757-15-03 Professional disclosure for counselors. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 11-08-07