4758-5-06 Requirements for licensure of independent chemical dependency counselors-clinical supervisor (LICDC)-CS.

(A) To be licensed as an independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor (LICDC-CS) the applicant shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) At least a master's degree in a behavioral science or nursing from an accredited school or university that shall, at a minimum, include forty semester hours in the designated content areas.

(a) The following content areas and specific clock hours must be completed at the graduate level in the master's degree:

(i) Theories of counseling and psychotherapy (eighty clock hours)

(ii) Counseling procedures (forty clock hours)

(iii) Group process and techniques (forty clock hours)

(iv) Relationship therapy (forty clock hours)

(v) Research methods and statistics (forty clock hours)

(vi) Fundamentals of assessment and diagnosis, including measurement and appraisal (eighty clock hours)

(vii) Psychopathology (forty clock hours)

(viii) Human development (forty clock hours)

(ix) Cultural competency in counseling (forty clock hours)

(x) Ethics (thirty clock hours)

(xi) Supervised professional experience which may be completed as part of an internship, practicum, or field experience (four hundred contact hours)

(3) Six thousand hours of documented chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty per cent must be in chemical dependency counseling.

Of this work experience requirement, two thousand hours shall be clinical supervisory experience in the AODA field including two hundred hours of face-to-face clinical supervision.

(4) Completed supervisor reference form(s).

(5) One hundred eighty hours of chemical dependency specific education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained in the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Theories of addiction (clinical evaluation, counseling, client, family and community education) (twenty-four hours)

(b) Counseling procedures and strategies with addicted populations (clinical evaluation, counseling, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, documentation, client, family and community education, professional responsibility) (thirty hours)

(c) Group process and techniques working with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (eighteen hours)

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of addiction (clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation) (twenty-four hours)

(e) Relationship counseling with addicted populations (counseling, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twenty-four hours)

(f) Pharmacology (clinical evaluation, client, family and community education) (eighteen hours)

(g) Prevention strategies (counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education) (twelve hours)

(h) Treatment planning (counseling, treatment planning, service coordination, documentation) (eighteen hours)

(i) Legal and ethical issues pertaining to chemical dependency (clinical evaluation, counseling, service coordination, client, family and community education, documentation, professional responsibility) (twelve hours)

(6) Thirty hours of clinical supervision specific education of which fifty percent shall have been obtained in the last five years (counselor development, professional and ethical standards, program development and quality assurance, performance evaluation, administration, treatment knowledge).

(7) Completion of practical experience totaling two hundred twenty hours.

(a) The number of hours to be spent in practical experience in the twelve core function areas shall, at a minimum include:

Practical Experience Hours

Screening

Ten Hours

Intake

Ten Hours

Orientation

Ten Hours

Assessment

Ten Hours

Treatment Planning

Twenty-five Hours

Individual Counseling

Thirty Hours

Group Counseling

Thirty Hours

Family Counseling

Twenty Hours

Case Management

Fifteen Hours

Crisis Intervention

Ten Hours

Client Education

Ten Hours

Referral

Ten Hours

Reports and Record Keeping

Twenty Hours

Consultation with Other Professionals

Ten Hours

(b) The supervisor shall provide verification that the applicant has obtained the required two hundred twenty practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. A verification of tasks form shall be completed and signed by the supervisor.

(8) Successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(9) Successful completion of the IC&RC clinical supervisor (CS) examination or documentation of a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes the clinical supervision of chemical dependency counseling and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions.

(10) Submit a signed statement agreeing to practice by the code of ethical standards adopted by the board.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.22 , 4758.24 , 4758.39