24.219.704 LMFT SUPERVISED WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
(1) Applicants applying under ARM 24.219.701 must meet the supervised work experience requirements in 37-37-201, MCA, and as defined in ARM 24.219.301.
(2) As a part of the requirements in (1), the hours obtained post-degree must include:
(a) 100 individual hours, using a 5:1 ratio of client contact hours to supervision hours of which at least 75 percent are in individual supervision;
(b) group supervision consisting of no more than six candidates; and
(c) a minimum of 1000 post-degree hours of client contact accumulated within the last five years with a minimum of 50 percent of those hours providing services to couples and families. There must be a 5:1 ratio of client contact hours to supervision hours with:
(i) at least 200 hours of face-to-face supervision of which at least 150 hours are in individual supervision, and of which a minimum of 80 hours is earned with each supervisor; and
(ii) at least 100 hours of supervision involving raw clinical data, i.e., live observation in the therapy room or through a one-way mirror or live-feed camera, videotape, or audiotape.
(3) Candidates must clearly indicate they are a marriage and family therapist licensure candidate in all professional and private communications.
(4) When an LMFT candidate completes the requirements of (1) and (2) of this rule, the candidate will qualify for the examination per ARM 24.219.702. Upon proof of passage of the examination, a candidate will be issued an LMFT license without further application.
History: 37-1-131, 37-22-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-37-201, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2158, Eff. 10/14/11; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 221, Eff. 2/6/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19.