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Subpart 1.

Supervised experience required.

The two-year supervised, postgraduate experience required by Minnesota Statutes, section 148B.33, subdivision 1, clause (4), must meet the requirements in subparts 2 to 6.

Subp. 2.

Application to written examination.

Within six months of commencement of the supervised experience, an applicant must apply to the board to take the national examination specified in part 5300.0190.

Subp. 3.

Years of experience; computation.

The postgraduate experience shall include not less than 4,000 hours, and must be completed in no less than two and no more than seven years from the filing of the application to take the national examination. This experience must include the following:


A minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical client contact supervised by a board-approved, Minnesota-licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor. The 1,000 hours shall include at least 500 hours of face-to-face therapy with couples, families, or similar relational groups.


A minimum of 200 hours of supervision as described in subpart 4.


No more than 2,800 hours supervised by a licensed mental health professional as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 245.462 or 245.4871. This experience shall include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness, and cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders, as well as all other professional responsibilities.


A detailed log shall be maintained of all professional activity during this time period. This log shall be permanently maintained by the applicant.

Subp. 4.

Supervision requirements.

The 4,000 hours of postgraduate experience must comply with the following requirements:


All clinical client contact must be supervised by a board-approved, Minnesota-licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor. The supervision must be obtained at an average rate of one hour of supervision per five hours of clinical client contact, for a minimum total of 200 hours of supervision.


No more than 100 hours of supervision may be logged in any 12-month period to be accepted toward the licensure requirement and must comply with the average rate of supervision stated in item A.


At least 100 hours of supervision shall be received in an individual setting. The remaining 100 hours may be received in a group setting. For purposes of this paragraph, individual supervision is defined as a setting in which the supervisor and no more than two supervisees are present. Group supervision is defined as a setting in which the supervisor and no more than six supervisees are present.


Up to 25 percent of the required supervision may be received via secure, synchronous electronic means.


Supervisees must make data from their clinical work directly available to the supervisor through written clinical materials, direct observation, audio or video recordings, or other reporting methods.

Subp. 5.

Verification of supervised experience.

A supervisor must verify all supervised experience by completing a form supplied by the board. The form must be signed by the supervisor. The form must include the setting, nature, and extent of the supervised experience, the time frame of the supervision, the number of hours and type of clinical client contact, the number of hours of supervision, and the name and credentials of the supervisor. The supervisor must attest that the performance, competence, and adherence to the standards of practice and ethical conduct of the supervisee are satisfactory.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 148B.31; 214.06


41 SR 87

Published Electronically:

August 4, 2016

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