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Rule Title: CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM OPTIONS
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
Subchapter: Continuing Education
 
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24.189.2104    CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM OPTIONS

(1) Acceptable continuing education may be chosen from (a) through (e). No more than 30 of the total continuing education units required can be met by (b) and up to 15 continuing education units can be met by (c).

(a) Acceptable continuing education includes:

(i) Any American Psychological Association-approved continuing education activity or program for psychologists that meets ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a) through (c) will qualify for continuing education credit.

(ii) Credit may be given for workshops and other educational activities offered at professional conferences and conventions sponsored by the American Psychological Association and its affiliates if the content of such presentations meets the standards established by ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a) through (c). General business meetings do not qualify.

(iii) Any other specific activities, i.e. audio tapes or conference/workshops, meeting requirements of ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a) through (c) will qualify for continuing education credit.

(b) No more than 30 continuing education units meeting the following criteria:

(i) Documentation of successful completion of an advanced credential requiring extensive preparation of work samples, research, oral examination, e.g. ABPP.

(ii) Study groups may qualify for continuing education if:

(A) The psychologist submits with the continuing education form an explanation of the applicability of the study topic to the psychologist's practice in order to demonstrate the relevance of the study or case material and to substantiate that the material meets the requirements of continuing education.

(B) The psychologist provides the specific date and time for each study group session submitted for continuing education credit.

(C) At least three other psychologists or mental health professionals attend the activity.

(D) Minutes are kept of each study group meeting and are available to the Board of Psychologists upon request. The minutes shall include the names of the participants present, the subject matter, and references which relate to any written material utilized. Each such group shall designate an individual to serve as the recorder of the minutes. The name of the recorder shall be noted on the continuing education form.

(iii) Formally organized classes, with preassigned credit and attendance verifiable by transcript, offered under the auspices of regionally accredited institutions of higher education that meet criteria specified in ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a) and (b).

(iv) The following professional activities that meet criteria specified in ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a) and (b) may be submitted in fulfillment of no more than 30 continuing education units:

(A) Initial presentation of a meeting paper or poster presentation or workshop in the field of psychology based on thorough review of the literature, and including theoretical ideas, with application to clinical work. One hour of continuing education will be credited for each hour of presentation. In addition, one hour of continuing education will be credited for preparation for each hour of presentation;

(B) Publication of a review paper or a formal theoretical paper in a refereed journal in the field of psychology;

(C) Carrying out a research project reported in publishable form;

(D) Teaching a formally organized class in psychology or related subjects which meets the criteria specified in ARM 24.189.2101(3)(a);

(E) Formal case presentation in a group setting (e.g. grand rounds), properly documented and conducted by appropriately credentialed and/or licensed professionals.

(c) No more than 15 continuing education units of personal growth activities that meet the following criteria:

(i) individual psychotherapy that:

(A) is obtained in a formal setting.

(B) is conducted by a certified or licensed professional.

(C) has a fee charged for services rendered.

(D) is documented by stating the number of contact hours on the professional's letterhead.

(ii) group therapy that:

(A) has group meetings in a formal setting.

(B) has a qualified professional for a facilitator.

(C) has a fee charged for services rendered.

(D) is documented by stating the number of contact hours on the professional's letterhead.

(iii) Specific supervision that:

(A) is obtained in a formal setting.

(B) is conducted by a certified or licensed professional.

(C) has a fee charged for services rendered.

(D) is documented by stating the number of contact hours on the professional's letterhead.

(d) No more than ten continuing education units may be granted for courses relative to the management of a professional practice.

(e) Psychologist board members may receive continuing education credit of up to eight hours per calendar year for their attendance of board meetings.

History: 37-1-319, 37-17-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-17-202, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 538, Eff. 3/25/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 927, Eff. 4/17/98; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 211, Eff. 1/29/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1508, Eff. 6/25/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2459, Eff. 10/10/14.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
24-189-34 10/10/2014 Current History: 37-1-319, 37-17-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-17-202, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 538, Eff. 3/25/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 927, Eff. 4/17/98; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 211, Eff. 1/29/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1508, Eff. 6/25/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2459, Eff. 10/10/14.
24-189-32 6/25/2010 10/10/2014 History: 37-1-319, 37-17-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-17-202, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 538, Eff. 3/25/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 927, Eff. 4/17/98; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 211, Eff. 1/29/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1508, Eff. 6/25/10.
1/29/1999 6/25/2010 History: 37-1-306, 37-1-319, 37-17-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-17-202, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 558, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 538, Eff. 3/25/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 927, Eff. 4/17/98; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 211, Eff. 1/29/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282.
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