ORS 675.375¹
Certification
  • requirements

(1) To obtain certification as a clinical sexual offense therapist, associate sexual offense therapist, secondary clinical sexual offense therapist or sexual offense therapist intern, an applicant must complete an application developed and prescribed by the Sexual Offense Treatment Board and file a professional disclosure statement with the Health Licensing Office. The documents must be accompanied by the applicable fees established under ORS 676.576 (Fees).

(2) Subject to the provisions of ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), the office may issue four types of certification to qualified applicants under this section:

(a) Clinical sexual offense therapist;

(b) Associate sexual offense therapist;

(c) Secondary clinical sexual offense therapist; and

(d) Sexual offense therapist intern.

(3) To qualify as a certified clinical sexual offense therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a master’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have an active Oregon mental health professional license or equivalent license as determined by the office;

(d) Within not more than six years prior to application, have had a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct clinical contact with persons described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.365 to 675.410), including:

(A) 1,000 hours of direct treatment services; and

(B) 500 hours of evaluations; and

(e) Have a minimum of 60 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the six years prior to application.

(4) To qualify as a certified associate sexual offense therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have had a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct clinical contact with persons described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.365 to 675.410);

(d) Have a minimum of 30 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the three years prior to application; and

(e) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sexual offense therapist.

(5) To qualify as a certified secondary clinical sexual offense therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a master’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have an active Oregon mental health professional license or equivalent license as determined by the office or be a registered intern for a mental health professional licensed in Oregon;

(d) Have a minimum of 15 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the three years prior to application;

(e) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sexual offense therapist; and

(f) Provide sexual abuse specific treatment services to not more than nine clients in a calendar month, unless the applicant is accruing hours to qualify for application as a certified associate sexual offense therapist.

(6) To qualify as a certified sexual offense therapist intern, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences; and

(c) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sexual offense therapist.

(7)(a) A certified associate sexual offense therapist and a certified sexual offense therapist intern must obtain:

(A) A minimum of two hours of direct supervision, at least one hour of which must be individual supervision, in a month if the certified associate sexual offense therapist or certified sexual offense therapist intern has 45 or fewer hours in the month of direct clinical contact with a person described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.365 to 675.410).

(B) A minimum of three hours of direct supervision, at least 90 minutes of which must be individual supervision, in a month if the certified associate sexual offense therapist or certified sexual offense therapist intern has more than 45 hours in the month of direct clinical contact with a person described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.365 to 675.410).

(b) A certified secondary clinical sexual offense therapist must obtain at least two hours of direct supervision for every 10 hours of direct clinical contact with a person described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.365 to 675.410). [2007 c.841 §4; 2009 c.701 §5; 2013 c.314 §56; 2013 c.568 §11; 2017 c.421 §5; 2019 c.68 §3]

Note: See note under 675.365 (Definitions for ORS 675.365 to 675.410).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sexual Offense Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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.
 
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