NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 34, NUMBER 14

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2002
RULE ADOPTION
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

STATE BOARD OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY EXAMINERS
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS EXAMINERS COMMITTEE

PROFESSIONAL CONUSELORS AND REHABILITATION COUNSELORS
SPECIALTY DESIGNATION

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:34-14.1 and 17.1

Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:34-14.2

Proposed: August 6, 2001 at 33 N.J.R. 2596(a).

Adopted: October 11, 2001 by the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, James Verser, President.

Filed: June 21, 2002 as R.2002 d.235, without change.

Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:8B-34, 43 and 44.

Effective Date: July 15, 2002.
Expiration Date: October 22, 2003.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because the adopted amendments and new rule are dictated by State statute and are not subject to any Federal requirements or standards.

Full text of the adoption follows:

SUBCHAPTER 14. PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR SPECIALTY DESIGNATIONS

<< NJ ADC 13:34-14.1>>

13:34-14.1 Specialty designations

(a) A licensed professional counselor may utilize a professional specialty designation provided that the licensee:

 

1. Is certified in one of the following specialties by the NBCC or any successor:

 

i. Clinical mental health counselor pursuant to the requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:34-14.2;

ii.-v. (No change.)

2. (No change.)

(b)-(d) (No change.)

<< NJ ADC 13:34-14.2 >>

13:34-14.2 Clinical mental health counselor

(a) A licensed professional counselor may utilize the specialty designation of clinical mental health counselor and be issued a specialty permit provided that the licensed professional counselor submits the following to the Committee:

 

1. A certificate that the applicant is a certified clinical mental health counselor from NBCC or any successor;

2. Proof of passing the comprehensive qualifying examination prepared by NBCC or any successor;

3. An official transcript clearly indicating that the applicant has completed a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours in a mental health field at an accredited institution of higher education; and

4. Proof that the applicant has completed two years of post-master's degree field experience, which includes at least 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience and 100 hours of face-to-face supervision of which no more than 20 hours may be group supervision.

(b) Upon biennial renewal of the specialty permit for a clinical mental health counselor, an applicant shall submit the following to the Committee:

 

1. Proof that the applicant is currently certified as a clinical mental health counselor from NBCC or any successor; and

2. Proof that the applicant has completed at least 40 hours of continuing education in courses or programs directly related to the mental health field.

SUBCHAPTER 17. FEES

<< NJ ADC 13:34-17.1>>

13:34-17.1 Fees

(a) The State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners shall charge the following fees in connection with the licensure of professional counselors and associate counselors.

 

1.-9. (No change.)

10. Initial specialty designation permit:

 

i. During the first year of a biennial period ...... $50.00

ii. During the second year of a biennial period .... $25.00

11. Biennial renewal, specialty designation permit .. $50.00

 

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