Requirements of Supervision
An associate or applicant’s plan supervisor must be an Oregon licensed clinical social worker, approved by the board at the time the applicant submits the plan of practice and supervision for approval, except as provided in subsection (2) of this rule.
Upon request of an associate or applicant, the board may authorize a supervisor who is one of the following:
A person who meets the following requirements for licensure but has not been licensed by the board or a licensed clinical social worker issued in another state, whose license is in good standing, and who has met requirements that are substantially equivalent to:
A clinical psychologist licensed in Oregon or a psychiatrist licensed in Oregon.
A plan supervisor approved under Section 1 of this rule:
Must have completed two years of licensed practice;
Must have completed and reported to the board at least six hours of continuing education hours described in OAR 877-025-0006 (Types of Continuing Education)(1) or (2) in techniques of supervision within five years prior to commencing the supervision of an associate; and
A plan supervisor approved under section 1 or 2 of this rule must pass the examination on Oregon rules and statutes described in OAR 877-020-0008 (Licensing Requirements)(4) and (5) within five years prior to commencing the supervision of an associate.
Requirements of the supervision.
The associate may have one supervisor for individual supervision and a different supervisor for group supervision.
The relationship between the supervisor and the associate must be of a professional nature, and the ethical standards for social workers, including standards contained in this division of rules, are applicable to each of them.
The supervisor must have the authority to direct the caseload and treatment plans of the associate.
In order that the goals of the supervision are reached:
The supervisor and associate are expected to discuss cases with each other based on case notes, charts, records, and audio or visual tapes of clients, if available.
The associate must present to the supervisor assessments, diagnoses, and treatment plans of clients seen by the associate.
The treatment plans presented by the associate must be appropriate, and the supervisor must focus on the therapeutic skill of the associate in promoting change in the client.
The supervisor must have the authority to determine the appropriateness of the associate’s client population to the associate’s level of expertise.
A licensed clinical social worker or other person authorized by the board who agrees to supervise an associate must:
Submit to the board at intervals not to exceed six months an evaluation of the associate’s progress toward completion of the plan, on a form provided by the board.
Report to the board in writing immediately in the event the associate is not complying with the plan of practice and supervision.
Report to the board in writing immediately in the event the relationship between the supervisor and the associate ends earlier than the date provided for in the Plan.
Make other reports as required by the board.
Clinical social workers who participate in supervision that is conducted by electronic video-conferencing media must:
Ensure that clients whose records may be discussed as a part of the supervision provide written consent to having confidential records and information transmitted electronically;
Conduct the video-conference in a setting and in a manner that protects the privacy of both parties; and
Utilize secure transmittal methods, (encryption, for example) to maintain confidentiality of the information.