Who may provide supervision of direct treatment staff in a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
(1) In addition to possessing the basic qualifications required for all direct treatment staff, a program's supervisor must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Have a minimum of three years of experience providing direct treatment services to perpetrators of domestic violence;
(b) Have a minimum of one year of experience providing victim advocacy services to domestic violence victims (this may be concurrent with (a) of this subsection);
(c) Have a minimum of one year of experience in facilitating domestic violence perpetrator treatment groups;
(d) Has completed at least five hundred hours of supervised direct treatment contact with both perpetrators and domestic violence victims:
(i) At least three hundred hours of this requirement must have been the provision of supervised, direct treatment services to domestic violence perpetrators.
(ii) The remainder of this requirement must have been the provision of domestic violence victim advocacy services.
(2) Each staff person providing supervision to direct treatment staff within a program must have a master's degree.
(a) The department's program manger [manager] will review requests for an exception to this requirement on a case-by-case basis.
(b) In order to qualify for an exception, the employee must possess year-for-year professional level experience equivalent to a master's degree. The department determines this equivalency at the discretion of the DSHS program manager responsible for monitoring domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150
. WSR 01-08-046, § 388-60-0365, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]