What is the specific experience requirement for evaluations to obtain clinical-level certification?
Under OAR 331-810-0020(3), applicants must record at least 500 hours of evaluations as defined in OAR 331-800-0010(14) (see below) that includes but is not limited to:
(a) Evaluation experience credit:
(A) Primary or secondary responsibility for interviewing the client;
(B) Preparation of the written evaluation report;
(C) All contact with clients; and
(D) Preparation of limited assessments for the purpose of:
(i) Institution classification;
(ii) Treatment monitoring; and
(b) Treatment experience credit:
(A) Face-to-face treatment hours performed by affiliates under the supervision of certified therapists;
(B) Time spent as a co-therapist. Both therapists shall have formal responsibility for the group session; and
(C) Time spent maintaining collateral contacts and written case/progress notes.
“Evaluation” means a comprehensive psychosexual assessment or intake assessment conforming to professional standards as adopted by the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers’ Practice Standards and Guidelines adopted in 2005, to determine a client’s risk to re-offend, identify dynamic risk factors, and develop appropriate treatment and supervision plans under OAR 331-800-0010(14).