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CHAPTER 97 OF THE ARKANSAS PSYCHOLOGY BOARD http://www.psychologyboard.arkansas.gov/Websites/psychology/images/2008_Chapter_97.pdf

17-97-203. Powers and duties.

The Arkansas Psychology Board shall:

(5) Adopt the code of ethics of the American Psychological Association to

govern appropriate practices or behavior as referred to in this chapter and file the code

with the Secretary of State within thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the code of





16.1. The Arkansas Psychology Board adopts the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association as part of these Rules and Regulations. The principles shall constitute one standard by which appropriate professional practices are determined.


Social Workers

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board Code


Chapter 103 Subchapter 3

17-103-309. Practice by electronic, telephonic, or other means.

The provision of social work services to a client within this state through any means, including without limitation electronic means or by telephone, regardless of the location of the social worker, constitutes the practice of social work and is subject to this chapter and to rules adopted under this chapter.





Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists


The Technology Assisted Counseling Specialization is required.


Section 3.6

(7)        Technology-Assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialization license standards for issue for Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy or Supervision being:

(A)       A licensed LPC/LAC or LMFT/LAMFT in good standing with the

Board must apply for the Technology-assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage Family Therapy specialization license and submit documentation of training for approval by the Board. As training sources are developed, the responsibility for seeking Board endorsement for the training rests with the provider of the training, The provider must submit a written request with materials documenting the training content for Board review and approval prior to endorsement of the training.

(B)       The written submission of a detailed plan that delineates how the applicant will meet provisions of the Board adopted American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and the Standards regulating Technology Assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy for Board approval.

(C)       Revised Statement of Intent (scope of practice) that includes a description of the Technology-Assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy.

(D)       The Board may require an oral examination if there are unresolved questions about requirements (9) (A-F).

(E)       The submitted materials must be approved by the Board prior to the Technology-Assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization license being issued.

(F)       Any Technology-Assisted Distance Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy that occurs within the State of Arkansas, whether by an Arkansas counselor or by an out of state Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist, is deemed to have occurred in Arkansas. All providers of services whether traditional or Technology-Assisted who may offer or provide Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy services to individuals or groups must hold a valid Arkansas license to provide such services.

(G)       Specialization requests not already specified will be reviewed by the Board and standards established as needed.

(H)       Licensed Counselors or Therapist who apply for a specialization license will be issued such license upon completion of the application for a specialization, documentation of a valid national or required credential

(certificate, registry, or license), pass on the oral examination (if required), payment of the specialization fee and approval by majority vote of the Board.


  • Comment Link Telehealth Certification Institute Monday, 19 August 2019 11:59 posted by Telehealth Certification Institute

    Hello Janine,
    I am not sure. Please contact the Arkansas board and ask them, and let us know what you find out. Thank you.

  • Comment Link Janine Deal Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:49 posted by Janine Deal

    Hello, I am in my last semester for a Clinical Mental Health degree from John Brown University. I am graduating in Dec. 19, and plan to take the NCE in October. Can I take the telementalhealth class prior to graduation and submit it to the board together with my licensing application? Or do I have to aquire my license first? Thank you in advance for the information!

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