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          20:68:04:03.  Supervision requirements. Supervision is an intensive, interpersonal, focused relationship in which an approved supervisor is designated to facilitate the development of the therapeutic competence of supervisees and shall consist of:


          (1)  At least 2,000 hours of post-graduate counseling experience as defined in SDCL 36-32-1(5) completed within five years of the first plan of supervision approval date, of which at least 800 hours is direct client contact and the remainder is counseling-related activities such as case notes, research, consulting, or counseling continuing education. Counseling-related activities do not include administrative tasks; and


          (2)  A minimum of one hour of supervision per week for each week worked for a total of at least 100 hours, of which at least 50 hours shall be face-to-face. The balance may be face-to-face, group, or by telephone conferencing or interactive video conferencing. However, any telephone or video conferencing must be secure such that reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure that the conference will not be intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons.


          Compliance shall be recorded on a supervision tracking form provided by the board.


          For the purpose of this chapter, if a supervisor supervises one or two supervisees per session it is individual supervision, and if a supervisor supervises three or more supervisees, it is group supervision. No more than 50 percent of the required hours may be group supervision hours.


          Source: 18 SDR 67, effective October 16, 1991; 22 SDR 97, effective January 24, 1996; 25 SDR 85, effective December 22, 1998; 28 SDR 51, effective October 14, 2001; 32 SDR 32, effective August 29, 2005; 34 SDR 73, effective September 17, 2007; 42 SDR 97, effective January 4, 2016.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-32-26.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-32-13(6), 36-32-26.


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