2007 ORS 675.510¹
Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600

As used in ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Board" means the State Board of Clinical Social Workers.

(2) "Clinical social work" means the professional practice of applying principles and methods with individuals, couples, families, children and groups, which include, but are not restricted to:

(a) Providing diagnostic, preventive and treatment services of a psychosocial nature pertaining to personality adjustment, behavior problems, interpersonal dysfunctioning or deinstitutionalization;

(b) Developing a psychotherapeutic relationship to employ a series of problem solving techniques for the purpose of removing, modifying, or retarding disrupted patterns of behavior, and for promoting positive personality growth and development;

(c) Counseling and the use of psychotherapeutic techniques, such as disciplined interviewing which is supportive, directive or insight oriented depending upon diagnosed problems, observation and feedback, systematic analysis, and recommendations;

(d) Modifying internal and external conditions that affect a client’s behavior, emotions, thinking, or intrapersonal processes;

(e) Explaining and interpreting the psychosocial dynamics of human behavior to facilitate problem solving; and

(f) Supervising, administering or teaching clinical social work practice.

(3) "Clinical social work associate" means a person who holds a master’s degree from an accredited college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education whose plan of practice and supervision has been approved by the board, and who is working toward licensure in accordance with ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board) and rules adopted by the board.

(4) "Impaired clinical social worker" means a person unable to perform the practice of clinical social work by reason of mental illness, physical illness or alcohol or other drug abuse.

(5) "Licensed clinical social worker" means a person licensed under the provisions of ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board) to practice clinical social work.

(6) "Unprofessional conduct" includes, but is not limited to, any conduct or practice contrary to recognized standards of ethics of the social work profession or any conduct that constitutes or might constitute a danger to the health or safety of a client or the public or in any other manner fails or might fail to adhere to the recognized standards of the profession. [1977 c.677 §1; 1979 c.769 §1; 1989 c.721 §25; 1997 c.381 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Clinical Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­675.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.