Flashcards in Scope Of Practice And Competence Deck (7)
Scope of Practice (Profession)
scope of practice” is the definition provided in the law that delineates what the profession does and places limits upon or confines the breadth of functions persons within a profession may lawfully perform.”
Scope of Competence (Individual)
“A scope of competence
also defines or limits what
the individual within the
profession may do and is
determined by ones’
education, training and
MFT scope of practice services performed
shall mean that service performed with individuals, couples or groups wherein interpersonal relationships are examined for the purpose of achieving more adequate , satisfying and productive marriage and family adjustments. This practice includes relationship and pre-marriage counseling.
MFT scope of practice principles and methods
methods includes, but is not limited to, the use of applied psychotherapeutic techniques, to enable individuals to mature and grow within marriage and the family. The provision of explanation and interpretation if the psychosexual and psychosocial aspects of relationships, and the use, application and integration of the coursework and training required by Section 4980.36, 4980. 37 and 4980,41.”
ACA Professional Competence
Counselors practice only within boundaries of their education, training and supervised experience,
state and national professional credentials, and
appropriate professional experience.
MFT & LPCC scope regarding nutritional advice
Under the Medical Practice Act…. It is lawful for an
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist /LPCC to provide nutritional advice in certain circumstances, but the therapist must be careful not to assert that a product may or will cure a particular disorder or condition.
* If nutritional advice is part of your practice, must post sign
with state mandated language in an “easily visible and
prominent place. Sign not smaller than 8 1/2/ by 11inches.
Lettering not letter than ½ inch