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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 076 : Marriage and Family Therapists

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 4037)
  • § 4037. Eligibility

    To be eligible for licensure as a marriage and family therapist, an applicant:

    (1) Shall have successfully:

    (A)(i) completed a graduate degree program in marriage and family therapy at an institution that is accredited by both a regional educational accrediting body and the Commission, or a post-graduate training institute that is accredited by the Commission; or

    (ii) obtained a graduate degree focusing on marriage and family therapy, as defined by the Board by rule, at an institution that is accredited by a regional or national educational accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the Board; and

    (B) met specific graduate credit and course requirements for licensure as set forth by the Board by rule.

    (2) [Repealed.]

    (3) Shall have successfully completed a two-calendar-year work experience in marriage and family therapy under the supervision of either a licensed marriage and family therapist or licensed clinical social worker in this State or a marriage and family therapist or licensed clinical social worker in another state who would meet the license requirements. The Board may, when a qualified marriage and family therapist is not reasonably available, permit a person licensed as a clinical mental health counselor, clinical social worker, psychologist, or licensed physician certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties, to serve as a supervisor. Persons engaged in the work experience shall be entered on the Roster of Psychotherapists who are Nonlicensed and Noncertified and shall comply with the laws of that profession. The Board shall adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for satisfying the requirements of this subdivision.

    (4) Shall have passed an examination as provided in section 4038 of this title. (Added 1993, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 1997, No. 40, § 62; 1997, No. 111 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1999, No. 52, §§ 32, 35; 2001, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 29a, eff. June 13, 2002; 2005, No. 27, § 97; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 42.)