Board of Marital & Family Therapy

Continuing Education

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS NOTICE

12 AAC 19.320. APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES.

  • (a) To be accepted by the board, continuing education must contribute directly to the professional competency of a marital and family therapist and must be directly related to the skills and knowledge required to implement marital and family therapy principles and methods.
  • (b)The following continuing education activities are acceptable if they are related to marital and family therapy in accordance with (a) of this section:
    • (1) postgraduate courses given by a regionally accredited academic institution, either audited or for credit;
    • (2) courses offered by the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy;
    • (3) courses offered by the Alaska Association for Marital and Family Therapy;
    • (4) seminars, workshops, or mini-courses offered by professional organizations;
    • (5) cross-disciplinary courses, seminars, or workshops in the fields of medicine, law, behavioral sciences, ethics, or other disciplines;
    • (6) courses, seminars, or workshops in substance abuse, domestic violence, cross-cultural issues, gender issues, or child abuse;
    • (7) other courses not covered under (1)--(6) of this subsection that are specifically preapproved by the board, up to a maximum of 15 contact hours;
    • (8) first-time preparation and presentation of a marital and family therapy course, seminar, or workshop, up to a maximum of 10 contact hours allocated among all marital and family therapists and other professionals involved;
    • (9) first-time presentation or publication of an article or book chapter related to the practice of marital and family therapy that was presented at a state or national association meeting or published by a publisher recognized by the profession, up to a maximum of 10 contact hours allocated among all marital and family therapists and other professionals involved; and
    • (10) completion of a formal correspondence program, video tape program, audio cassette program, or other individual study program; the number of hours of continuing education credit awarded will be determined by the board using the contact hour standards described in 12 AAC 19.310(d)(1), not to exceed one-half of the total contact hours of continuing education required for license renewal under 12 AAC 19.310; a program under this paragraph is acceptable only if
      • (A) the program requires registration and provides evidence of successful completion; or
      • (B) the licensee submits a signed statement verifying that the licensee has successfully completed the program from a licensee who is a supervisor approved under 12 AAC 19.210 and has supervised the licensee’s study program under this paragraph.
  • (c) Hours spent in job orientation will not be accepted as continuing education contact hours.