Getting licensed is a complex process that can be challenging to navigate. This intended as a summary only. It is the responsibility of the prospective MFT Supervisee to read and understand the Laws and Rules of Utah Administrative Code as they pertain to the license and practice of marriage and family therapy.
UAMFT recognizes the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) as the regulatory authority of licensing processes.
The State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) has a webpage with FAQs and great procedural information that can be accessed at the following link:
How do I find a supervisor?
On the UAMFT website, we host a database of approved UAMFT supervisors . By law, supervisors can have a maximum of 6 supervisees at a given time. You can find an AAMFT approved supervisor on the AAMFT website (www.aamft.org).
How do I choose a supervisor?
Search for a supervisor whose clinical style you like, or who specializes in a model or population you would like to work with. You can search the UAMFT database to find supervisors near you and read about their areas of expertise and therapeutic philosophy. You may also search other websites, such as Psychology Today or LinkedIn.
What should I expect from a supervisor?R156-60b-302d:
Qualifications to be a Marriage and Family Therapist Training Supervisor.Under Subsection 58-60-307(1), to be qualified as a marriage and family therapist training supervisor under Subsections 58-60-305(1)(d) and (e) and Section R156-60-302, an individual shall:
(1) have been licensed in good standing as a marriage and family therapist, clinical mental health counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, registered psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, or clinical social worker for at least two consecutive years prior to beginning supervised training;
(2) be currently licensed in good standing in the state that the training is being performed;(
3)(a) be currently approved by AAMFT as a marriage and family therapist supervisor;(b) have successfully completed a supervision course in a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education accredited marriage and family therapy program at an accredited university; or(c) have successfully completed 20 clock hours of instruction sponsored by AAMFT or the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as follows:(i) four hours of review of models of marriage and family therapy and supervision;(ii) eight hours of marriage and family therapy supervision processes and practice;(iii) four hours of research on effective outcomes and processes of supervision; and(iv) four hours of AAMFT Code of Ethics, state rules, and case studies related to marriage and family therapy supervision;
(4)(a) enter into a written supervision contract with the supervisee under Section R156-60-302; and(b) comply with each of the duties and responsibilities uniformly established in Section R156-60-302; and(
5) for a supervisor meeting criteria in Subsection (3)(b) or (3)(c), in each two-year renewal cycle, complete four hours of the required 40 hours of continuing professional education in topics directly related to marriage and family therapy supervisor training.
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