(a)To apply for supervisor status, an LMFT in good
standing must submit an application and applicable fee as well as
documentation of the following:
(1)completion of at least 3,000 hours of LMFT practice
over a minimum of 3 years; and
(A)successful completion of a 3-semester-hour, graduate
course in marriage and family therapy supervision from an accredited
(B)a 40-hour continuing education course in clinical
(2)designation as an approved supervisor or supervisor
candidate by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
(b)A supervisor may not be employed by the person
he or she is supervising.
(c)A supervisor may not be related within the second
degree by affinity (marriage) or within the third degree by consanguinity
(blood or adoption) to the person whom he or she is supervising.
(d)Within 60 days of the initiation of supervision,
a supervisor must process and maintain a complete supervision file
on the LMFT Associate. The supervision file must include:
(1)a photocopy of the submitted Supervisory Agreement
(2)proof of council approval of the Supervisory Agreement
(3)a record of all locations at which the LMFT Associate
(4)a dated and signed record of each supervision
conference with the LMFT Associate's total number of hours of supervised
experience, direct client contact hours, and direct client contact
hours with couples or families accumulated up to the date of the conference;
(5)a copy of any written plan for remediation of
the LMFT Associate.
(e)Within 30 days of the termination of supervision,
a supervisor must submit written notification to the council.
(f)Both the LMFT Associate and the council-approved
supervisor are fully responsible for the marriage and family therapy
activities of the LMFT Associate.
(1)The supervisor must ensure the LMFT Associate
knows and adheres to all statutes and rules that govern the practice
of marriage and family therapy.
(2)A supervisor must maintain objective, professional
judgment; a dual relationship between the supervisor and the LMFT
Associate is prohibited.
(3)A supervisor may not supervise more than 12 persons
at one time.
(4)If a supervisor determines the LMFT Associate
may not have the therapeutic skills or competence to practice marriage
and family therapy under an LMFT license, the supervisor must develop
and implement a written plan for remediation of the LMFT Associate.
(5)A supervisor must timely submit accurate documentation
of supervised experience.
(g)Supervisor status expires with the LMFT license.
|[(h) To maintain council approval,
a supervisor must successfully complete the following continuing education
each renewal period:]
[(1) at least three hours of clinical supervision
continuing education; and]
[(2) the jurisprudence exam.]
(h)[ (i)] A supervisor who fails
to meet all requirements for licensure renewal may not advertise or
represent himself or herself as a supervisor in any manner.
(i)[ (j)] A supervisor whose
license status is other than "current, active" is no longer an approved
supervisor. Supervised clinical experience hours accumulated under
that person's supervision after the date his or her license status
changed from "current, active" or after removal of the supervisor
designation will not count as acceptable hours unless approved by
(j)[ (k)] A supervisor who becomes
subject to a council disciplinary order is no longer an approved supervisor.
The person must:
(1)inform each LMFT Associate of the council disciplinary
(2)refund all supervisory fees received after date
the council disciplinary order was ratified to the LMFT Associate
who paid the fees; and
(3)assist each LMFT Associate in finding alternate
(k)[ (l)] Supervision of an LMFT
Associate without being currently approved as a supervisor is grounds
for disciplinary action.
(l)[ (m)] The LMFT Associate
may compensate the supervisor for time spent in supervision if the
supervision is not part of the supervisor's responsibilities as a
paid employee of an agency, institution, clinic, or other business
The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed
the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on April 11, 2022
Darrel D. Spinks
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Earliest possible date of adoption: May 22, 2022
For further information, please call: (512) 305-7706