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Welcome to Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

New Licensing System will go live on July 1st 2024. See details here.

In accordance with House Bill 767, the IDAPA Rule changes for this Board will become effective on July 1, 2024.  You can learn more about the Rule changes by visiting https://dopl.idaho.gov/rulemaking-2023/.

Information regarding changes to Supervision Registration can be found on the Guidance tab below. Additionally, licensees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the following statutory changes: Senate Bill 1352, Senate Bill 1329, Senate Bill 1247a, along with any other statutory changes germane to the profession.

Please contact us with any questions via email cou@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

NamePositionExpirationOriginal Appointment
Theresa Ann BradfordPublic MemberJuly 1, 2026July 20, 2022
Dennis M. BaughmanLCPCJuly 1, 2025September 29, 2015
Tami S. KammerLCPS/LMFTJuly 1, 2025July 17, 2017
Spencer ZitzmanMarriage/Family TherapistJuly 1, 2023July 22, 2019
Lea K WilliamsCounselorJuly 1, 2026July 1, 2014
Anna J KrzemienieckiCounselor/EducatorJuly 1, 2024January 15, 2023

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To make an online disciplinary actions payment, please click here.

Click here for a list of approved supervisors.

 Q: Am I required to have a written supervision contract with my supervisees before initiating supervision?

A: The ACA code of ethics and the AAMFT code of ethics do not mandate a formal, written supervision contract.  Both codes do specify what information should be shared with your supervisees prior to beginning supervision.  The Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists strongly encourages supervisors to utilize a formal, written supervision contract. (Please refer to the Approved Supervisor Designation Standards and Responsibility Handbook pages 43-45). Although not a complete listing, elements that supervisors may wish to include in a contract are:

  1. The duties and responsibilities of the supervisor, such as:
    • Maintain knowledge of current licensure requirements
    • Maintain knowledge of laws and rules applicable to profession
    • Maintain knowledge of applicable Code of Ethics
    • Define case responsibility and the process of caseload review
    • Keep supervision log with notes of meetings with supervisee
  2. Delineation of supervisory fees, frequency of supervision, time and place of meetings
  3. Supervisor’s scope of competence, such as:
    • Licensure held
    • Specialty
    • Supervisory training and experience
    • Theoretical orientation
  4. The duties and responsibilities of the supervisee, such as:
    • Formulate a statement of Informed Consent
    • Disclose that supervisee is being supervised
    • Provide name of supervisor
    • Purchase professional liability insurance
    • Maintain a supervision log
  5. Competencies expectations and supervisory goal
  6. The context of supervision, for example, recordings, progress notes, discussion of live supervision, role play
  7. The evaluative process, such as:
    • Feedback per session
    • Interval and summative evaluation
    • Statement that supervision concerns will be shared with supervisee and documented in writing as soon as possible
  8. Procedural aspects specific to confidentiality, progress notes
  9. Procedures for addressing client’s threat of suicide or other dangerous clinical situations
  10. Contacts in the case of emergencies or non-availability of supervisor

Q:     For the LMFT, do the required 200 hours of supervision count towards my 3,000 post-graduate hours?

A:     Yes, the 200 hours of supervision can be counted towards the 3,000 hours.

COUNSELOR AND CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR EXAMINATION

The National Counselor Examination (NCE) and the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) are now offered via computer at various locations around the country.

To register for the NCE or NCMHCE click https://www.cce-global.org/.

Q:  How do I send my exam scores to the Board?
A:  You may contact NBCC to request your test score to be sent to the Idaho Board of Professional Counselors.

 

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY EXAMINATION

The exam is through the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).

You must submit the Intent to Sit for the National Marriage and Family Therapy Examination application, fee, and official transcripts showing the date the master’s degree has been conferred at least two (2) weeks prior to the AMFTRB application deadline for the exam which you are planning to take.

Information regarding the exam can be found by clicking the following links:

Your Exam Roadmap – AMFTRB

Scheduling Your Exam

English Language Learner Special Arrangements Request Form

The license/registration issued to you by the Division is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law.  If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement from the Division.  A replacement may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License form online, print it out and sign it, and send it with the fee required by Idaho law to the Division.  Your application will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application.   A replacement card will be sent to the mailing address.

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