What are the Advantages of Becoming a Board-Approved Supervisor?

What are the Advantages of Becoming a Board-Approved Supervisor?

According to the Texas Administration Code RULE ยง781.404 when a licensee is designated a board-approved supervisor, he or she may perform the following supervisory functions.

(A) An LCSW may supervise clinical experience toward the LCSW license, non-clinical experience toward the Advanced Practitioner specialty recognition, non-clinical experience toward the Independent Practice Recognition (non-clinical), a licensee under probationary initial or continued licensure, board-ordered probated suspension, and probationary license holders under the AMEC program.

(B) An LMSW-AP may supervise non-clinical experience toward the Advanced Practitioner specialty recognition; non-clinical experience toward the non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition; a licensee under probationary initial or continued licensure; board-ordered probated suspension for non-clinical practitioners; and probationary license holders under the AMEC program.

(C) An LMSW with the Independent Practice Recognition (non-clinical) who is a board-approved supervisor may supervise an LBSW's or LMSW's non-clinical experience toward the non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition; an LBSW or LMSW under probationary initial or continued licensure; an LBSW or LMSW (non-clinical) under board-ordered probated suspension; and a probationary license holder under the AMEC program; however, an LMSW who does not hold the independent practice recognition may only supervise probationary license holders under the AMEC program in an employment setting.

(D) An LBSW with the non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition who is a board-approved supervisor may supervise: an LBSW's non-clinical experience toward the non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition; an LBSW under probationary initial or continued licensure; an LBSW under board-ordered probated suspension; and a probationary LBSW license holder under the AMEC program; however, an LBSW who does not hold the independent practice recognition may only supervise probationary license holders under the AMEC program in an employment setting.

*Note: A board-approved supervisor must be actively licensed in good standing by the board as an LBSW, an LMSW, an LCSW, or be recognized as an Advanced Practitioner (LMSW-AP), or hold the equivalent social work license in another jurisdiction. An individual whose licensure status is emeritus may not serve as a board-approved supervisor. The person applying for board-approved status must have practiced at his/her category of licensure for two years. The board-approved supervisor shall supervise only those supervisees who provide services that fall within the supervisor's own competency.

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