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Competency—Experience requirements.

(1) It is the intent that an individual applying for a chemical dependency professional certificate has become competent in the core competencies of chemical counseling, as defined in WAC 246-811-010(5), through the experience requirement.
(2) Individuals must have experiences to gain the core competencies of chemical dependency counseling listed in (a) through (i) of this subsection.
(a) Two hundred hours of clinical evaluation. One hundred hours of the two hundred must be face-to-face patient contact hours.
(b) Six hundred hours of face-to-face counseling to include:
Individual counseling;
Group counseling;
Counseling family, couples, and significant others.
(c) Fifty hours of discussion of professional and ethical responsibilities.
(d) Transdisciplinary foundations:
Understanding addiction;
Treatment knowledge;
Application to practice;
Professional readiness.
(e) Treatment planning.
(f) Referral.
(g) Service coordination.
(h) Client, family, and community education.
(i) Documentation, to include, screening, intake, assessment, treatment plan, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client related data.
(3) Eight hundred fifty hours of experience must be divided among subsection (2)(a) through (c) of this subsection, the remaining experience hours must be divided among subsection (2)(d) through (i) of this subsection as determined by the supervisor.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.205 RCW. WSR 09-14-111, § 246-811-047, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.060(1). WSR 99-13-084, § 246-811-047, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99.]