2011 Kentucky Revised Statutes CHAPTER 335 SOCIAL WORKERS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS 335.305 Use of titles "licensed marriage and family therapist" and "marriage and family therapy associate" -- Application and construction of KRS 335.300 to 335.399.
335.305 Use of titles "licensed marriage and family therapist" and "marriage and
family therapy associate" -- Application and construction of KRS 335.300 to
Except as provided in KRS 335.307 and subsection (2) of this section:
(a) No person shall use the title "licensed marriage and family therapist,"
"LMFT," or a title which is substantially the same, or hold himself or herself
out as having this status, unless licensed by the board.
(b) No person shall use the title "marriage and family therapy associate" or hold
himself or herself out as having this status, unless holding a permit issued by
The provisions of KRS 335.300 to 335.399 shall not apply to persons licensed,
certified, or registered under any other provision of the Kentucky Revised Statutes,
including, but not limited to, physicians, social workers, psychologists, art
therapists, and nurses, or students within accredited training programs of these
professions. Nothing in KRS 335.300 to 335.399 shall be construed to limit,
interfere with, or restrict the practice, descriptions of services, or manner in which
these persons hold themselves out to the public.
Nothing in KRS 335.300 to 335.399 shall be construed to alter, amend, or interfere
with the practice of employment counseling, job placement counseling, or school
Nothing in KRS 335.300 to 335.399 shall be construed to apply to the activities and
services of a student intern or trainee in marriage and family therapy who is
pursuing a program of studies in marriage and family therapy at an accredited
institution of higher learning if these activities are performed under the supervision
and constitute a part of the supervised program of study, and if the person is
designated a counseling intern, a marriage and family therapist intern, or student in
Effective: January 1, 1999
History: Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 594, sec. 3, effective January 1, 1999. -- Created
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 352, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1994.
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