OAR 877-001-0006


“Authorization to practice regulated social work” is defined in ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) as a certificate or license issued by the State Board of Licensed Social Workers under 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board).


“Regulated social worker” is defined in ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) as a baccalaureate social worker registered under 675.532 (Registration for practice of baccalaureate social work), a master’s social worker licensed under 675.533 (Licensure for practice of master’s social work), a clinical social work associate certified under 675.537 (Certification as clinical social work associate), or a clinical social worker licensed under 675.530 (License).


The term “board” in OAR chapter 877 means the State Board of Licensed Social Workers established by ORS 675.590 (State Board of Licensed Social Workers), unless otherwise specified.


“Clinical social work” means:


A specialty within the practice of master’s social work that requires the application of specialized clinical knowledge and advance clinical skills to the assessment, diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders or conditions, including but not limited to those identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) fifth edition; and


The application of services described in paragraph (a) of this subsection to the provision of individual, marital, couples, family or group counseling or psychotherapy.


“Clinical supervision” means an interactional professional relationship between a supervisor and a social worker that provides evaluation and direction over the supervisee’s practice of clinical social work and promotes continued development of the social worker’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in the practice of clinical social work in an ethical and competent manner.


“Clinical social worker” means a person who practices clinical social work.


“Practice of social work” means the application of social work theory, knowledge, methods and ethics to restore or enhance social, psychosocial or biopsychosocial functioning of an individual, couples, families, children, groups, organizations or communities, and may include private practice, administration, the provision of clinical supervision and teaching.


For purposes of subsection (7) of this rule, “teaching” means providing instruction to one or more students in an academic or instructional setting by using one of the principles and methods listed in subsection (7) of this rule, but does not include the use of such teaching tools as role plays, process recordings, case discussions, or video or audio tapes of client interactions that do not involve providing mental health services to a live client in the class room setting.
Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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