|(a) A CTI shall appoint a single training coordinator
who is a qualified credentialed counselor (QCC). The CTI coordinator
or a CCS shall oversee all training activities and ensure compliance
with department requirements and rules relating to the training and
supervision of CIs.
(b) The CTI or CCS shall establish acceptance criteria
for CIs. No applicant shall be accepted to a CTI or accepted for CCS
(1) documentation that the applicant is registered
as a counselor intern with the department; and
(2) a signed ethics agreement that is consistent with
the Professional and Ethical Standards in §140.423 of this title
(relating to Professional and Ethical Standards).
(c) The CTI or CCS shall establish the following level
system to classify counselor interns according to hours of supervised
(1) Level I: 0-1,000 hours of work experience;
(2) Level II: 1,001-2000 hours of work experience;
(3) Level III: 2,001-4,000 hours of work experience;
(4) Graduate Status: over 4,000 hours of work experience.
(d) The CTI or CCS shall have a supervision structure
that includes all intern levels. The CTI or CCS shall designate each
intern's level in writing and provide the intern with a copy of the
(e) All counselor interns at a CTI must be under the
direct supervision of a QCC as described in §140.422 of this
title (relating to Direct Supervision of Interns). A CCS must directly
supervise a counselor intern under the CCS's supervision, as described
in §140.422 of this title.
(f) The CTI or CCS shall provide each Level I, II,
and III intern with reading assignments and training activities for
the supervised work experience that includes material in each KSA
(g) The CTI or CCS shall use the department's counselor
intern evaluation forms to structure the intern's 4,000 hours of supervised
work experience. The CI's supervising QCC, under the oversight and
monitoring of the CTI coordinator, shall perform the CTI's responsibilities
in the following paragraphs of this subsection.
(1) The CCS or CTI shall set weekly objectives with
the CI based on areas targeted for improvement.
(2) The CCS or CTI shall provide the CI reading, computer,
and/or video assignments that address areas needing improvement. The
CTI or CCS shall allow the intern two hours per month to complete
(3) The CCS or CTI shall monitor the intern's progress
and provide verbal and written feedback during weekly supervision
(4) The intern shall complete a written KSA self-evaluation
during the first 50 hours of work experience.
(5) The CCS or the CTI and the intern shall complete
and discuss a written KSA evaluation at the completion of each level
of experience (after 1,000 hours, 2,000 hours, and 4,000 hours).
(h) The CTI or CCS shall not allow a Level I, II, or
III intern to accrue more than 40 hours of work experience per week.
(i) A graduate intern may continue to provide chemical
dependency counseling services at a registered clinical training institution
or with a CCS during that individual's maximum CI registration period.
(j) The CTI coordinator or CCS shall send the following
documents directly to the department and provide the intern with copies
within ten working days from the date the intern completes the required
4,000 hours or leaves the agency:
(1) the department's supervised work experience documentation
form, fully completed and signed by the CCS or the CI's supervising
QCC and the CTI Coordinator; and
(2) a copy of the intern's job description showing
job responsibilities within the KSAs.
(k) All activities counted towards the intern's supervised
work experience shall be within the scope of chemical dependency counseling
services as defined by the KSAs.
(l) The CTI or CCS shall not approve hours for which
the intern fails to substantially complete related activities and
supervision assignments. Any failure to complete assignments shall
be documented on the weekly supervision form.
(m) The CTI or CCS shall give each CI the department's
CTI and CCS Assessment Form with instructions to complete the assessment
and mail it directly to the department.
(n) The CTI or CCS shall use current department forms
for all training and supervision documentation mandated by the department.
(o) The CTI shall ensure that each CTI coordinator
and supervising QCC obtains three hours of continuing education in
clinical supervision every two years.
(p) The CTI or CCS shall inform interns of licensure
examination requirements and procedures, as well as examination schedules
and information provided by the department.
(q) The CTI or CCS shall ensure that interns designate
their status by using "counselor intern," "intern" or "CI" when signing
client record entries, and that only registered CIs use this designation.
(r) The CTI or CCS shall maintain a complete file for
each counselor intern for five years from the end of the CI's employment
with a CTI or supervision by a CCS, as applicable, to include:
(1) letter of registration;
(2) ethics agreement signed by the intern;
(3) copies of KSA evaluations;
(4) documentation of all supervision activities;
(5) documentation of intern levels and accumulated
hours at each level; and
(6) copy of the supervised work experience documentation
(s) The CTI or CCS shall give the intern a copy of
all information contained in the intern file when the intern completes
the required supervised work experience and/or leaves the agency.