2017 ORS 675.705¹
Definitions for ORS 675.715 to 675.835

As used in ORS 675.715 (Application) to 675.835 (Injunctive proceedings):

(1) “Assessment” means assessment under standards developed by a national body responsible for accrediting graduate training programs in clinical counseling for professional counselors or in marriage and family therapy for marriage and family therapists.

(2) “Clinical experience” means the professional practice of applying psychotherapeutic principles and methods to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

(3) “Licensed marriage and family therapist” means a person to whom a license has been issued under ORS 675.715 (Application).

(4) “Licensed professional counselor” means a person issued a license under ORS 675.715 (Application).

(5) “Licensee” means a licensed professional counselor or a licensed marriage and family therapist.

(6)(a) “Marriage and family therapy” means the assessment, diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders involving the application of family systems or other psychotherapeutic principles and methods in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, children, families, groups or organizations.

(b) “Marriage and family therapy” may include, but is not limited to:

(A) Application of counseling techniques for the purpose of resolving intrapersonal or interpersonal conflict or changing perceptions, attitudes, behaviors or interactional processes in the area of human relationships and family life;

(B) Provision of services to address wellness or optimal functioning in human relationships or family life;

(C) Research activities, including reporting, designing or conducting research in marriage and family therapy with human subjects;

(D) Referral activities, including the referral to other specialists when indicated to provide ethical treatment;

(E) Consulting activities that apply marriage and family therapy procedures to provide assistance to organizations that support or enrich marriage and family life; and

(F) Record keeping activities, including documentation of counseling treatment, therapeutic services or clinical supervision.

(7)(a) “Professional counseling” means the assessment, diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders involving the application of mental health counseling or other psychotherapeutic principles and methods in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, children, families, groups or organizations.

(b) “Professional counseling” may include, but is not limited to:

(A) Application of intervention methods based on cognitive, affective, behavioral, systemic or human development principles;

(B) Provision of counseling services to address personal growth or wellness;

(C) Definition of goals and the planning of action reflecting interests, abilities, aptitudes or needs as they relate to problems, disabilities or concerns in personal, social, educational, rehabilitation or career adjustments;

(D) Research activities, including reporting, designing or conducting research in counseling with human subjects;

(E) Referral activities, including the referral to other specialists when indicated to provide ethical treatment;

(F) Consulting activities that apply counseling procedures and interpersonal skills to provide assistance in solving problems relating to an individual, group or organization; and

(G) Record keeping activities, including documentation of counseling treatment, therapeutic services or clinical supervision.

(8) “Registered intern” means an applicant for licensure who is registered to obtain post-degree supervised clinical experience toward licensure according to an approved plan pursuant to ORS 675.720 (Internship). [1989 c.721 §1; 1993 c.546 §108; 1997 c.269 §3; 1999 c.463 §1; 2001 c.120 §1; 2009 c.549 §4; 2013 c.211 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.