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CHAPTER 457
marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and
social work examining board
457.01 Definitions.
457.02 Applicability.
457.03 Duties and powers of examining board and sections.
457.033 Psychometric testing.
457.035 Psychotherapy rules.
457.04 Prohibited practices.
457.06 General requirements for certification or licensure.
457.08 Social worker certificates and licenses.
457.09 Social worker training certificate.
457.10 Marriage and family therapist license.
457.11 Marriage and family therapist training certificate.
457.12 Professional counselor license.
457.13 Professional counselor training certificate.
457.14 Temporary certificates.
457.15 Reciprocal certificates and licenses.
457.16 Examinations.
457.20 Issuance of certificate; expiration and renewal.
457.22 Continuing education.
457.24 Professional liability insurance.
457.25 Reporting requirements.
457.26 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
457.28 Injunctive relief.
Ch. 457 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 440.01.
Ch. 457 Cross-reference Cross Reference: See also MPSW, Wis. adm. code.
457.01 457.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
457.01(1c) (1c) "Advanced practice social worker" means an individual who holds an advanced practice social worker certificate granted by the social worker section.
457.01(1g) (1g) "Certificate holder" means an individual who is certified under this chapter.
457.01(1n) (1n) "Clinical social work" means providing services without supervision for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups, to restore, maintain, and enhance social functioning through treatment interventions that include psychosocial evaluation, counseling of individuals, families, or groups, referral to community resources, advocacy, facilitation of organizational change to meet social needs, and individual, marital, or group psychotherapy.
457.01(1r) (1r) "Clinical social worker" means an individual who holds a license to practice clinical social work granted by the social worker section.
457.01(1w) (1w) "Credential" means a license or certificate granted under this chapter.
457.01(2) (2) "Examining board" means the marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work examining board.
457.01(2g) (2g) "Independent social worker" means an individual who holds an independent social worker certificate granted by the social worker section.
457.01(2r) (2r) "Licensee" means a person who is licensed under this chapter.
457.01(3) (3) "Marriage and family therapist" means an individual who holds a license to practice marriage and family therapy granted by the marriage and family therapist section.
457.01(4) (4) "Marriage and family therapist section" means the marriage and family therapist section of the examining board.
457.01(5) (5) "Marriage and family therapy" means applying psychotherapeutic and marital or family systems theories and techniques in the assessment, marital or family diagnosis, prevention, treatment or resolution of a cognitive, affective, behavioral, nervous or mental disorder of an individual, couple or family.
457.01(6) (6) "Professional counseling" means applying a combination of human development, rehabilitation and either psychosocial or psychotherapeutic principles, procedures or services that integrate a wellness, pathology and multicultural model of human behavior in order to assist an individual, couple, family, group of individuals, organization, institution or community to achieve mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, vocational or career development and adjustment through the life span of the individual, couple, family, group of individuals, organization, institution or community.
457.01(7) (7) "Professional counselor" means an individual who holds a license to practice professional counseling granted by the professional counselor section.
457.01(8) (8) "Professional counselor section" means the professional counselor section of the examining board.
457.01(8e) (8e) "Psychiatrist" means a physician licensed under subch. II of ch. 448 who specializes in psychiatry.
457.01(8m) (8m) "Psychotherapy" means the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, conditions, or addictions through the application of methods derived from established psychological or systemic principles for the purpose of assisting people in modifying their behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and other personal characteristics, which may include the purpose of understanding unconscious processes or intrapersonal, interpersonal, or psychosocial dynamics.
457.01(9) (9) "Social work" means applying psychosocial or counseling principles, methods, or procedures in the assessment, evaluation, or psychosocial diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or resolution of a difficulty in the social, psychological, personal, emotional, or mental functioning of an individual, couple, family, group of individuals, or community, including the enhancement or restoration of, or the creation of societal conditions favorable to the enhancement or restoration of, the capacity of an individual, couple, family, group of individuals, or community for social functioning or the delivery of services to a group of individuals or a community to assist the group or community in providing or improving the provision of social or health services to others.
457.01(10) (10) "Social worker" means an individual who holds a social worker certificate granted by the social worker section.
457.01(11) (11) "Social worker section" means the social worker section of the examining board.
457.01 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.02 457.02 Applicability. This chapter does not do any of the following:
457.02(1) (1) Require any individual to be certified or licensed under this chapter in order to use the title "pastoral counselor," "investment counselor," "vocational counselor," "career counselor," "alcohol and drug counselor," "chemical dependency counselor," or "employee assistance counselor," or to engage in such counseling, if the individual does not use any other title or designation that represents or may tend to represent that he or she is certified or licensed under this chapter, and does not represent himself or herself as an individual who engages in social work, advanced practice social work, independent social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.
457.02(2) (2) Require any individual who is licensed as a school social worker or school counselor by the department of public instruction to be certified or licensed under this chapter in order to use the title "school social worker" or "school counselor."
457.02(3) (3) Require a person who is licensed as a psychologist under ch. 455 or who is a psychiatrist to be licensed under this chapter in order to use the title "marriage and family therapist," "marriage and family counselor," or "professional counselor" if the psychologist or psychiatrist does not use the term "licensed," "certified," or "registered" or any similar term in connection with the title "marriage and family therapist," "marriage and family counselor," or "professional counselor."
457.02(4) (4) Authorize any individual who is certified or licensed under this chapter to use the title "school social worker" or "school counselor" unless the individual is licensed as a school social worker or school counselor by the department of public instruction.
457.02(5) (5) Authorize any individual who is certified or licensed under this chapter to use the title "alcohol and drug counselor" or "chemical dependency counselor" unless the individual is certified as an alcohol and drug counselor or as a chemical dependency counselor through a process recognized by the department of health and family services.
457.02(5m) (5m) Authorize any individual who is certified or licensed under this chapter to treat alcohol or substance dependency or abuse as a specialty unless the individual is a substance abuse counselor, as defined in s. HFS 75.02 (84), Wis. Adm. Code, or unless the individual satisfies educational and supervised training requirements established in rules promulgated by the examining board. In promulgating rules under this subsection, the examining board shall consider the requirements for qualifying as a substance abuse counselor under s. HFS 75.02 (84), Wis. Adm. Code.
457.02(6) (6) Require a credential for a person to do any of the following:
457.02(6)(a) (a) Lawfully practice within the scope of a license, permit, registration, or certificate granted by this state or the federal government, or granted through a process recognized by the department of health and family services, including practicing psychotherapy under such a license, permit, registration, or certificate.
457.02(6)(b) (b) Practice psychotherapy, if the person satisfies one of the following:
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