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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 63. Marital and Family Therapy
- Section 900. Definitions.
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AS 08.63.900. Definitions.
In this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise,
- (1) "advertise" includes issuing or causing to be distributed a card, sign, or device to a person, or causing, permitting,
or allowing a sign or marking on or in a building or structure, or in a newspaper, magazine, or directory, or on radio
or television, or using other means designed to secure public attention;
- (2) "board" means the Board of Marital and Family Therapy;
- (3) "course" means a class of at least three credit hours in a graduate program at an accredited educational institution
or an institution approved by the board;
- (4) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;
- (5) "practice of marital and family therapy" means the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders that are
referenced in the standard diagnostic nomenclature for marital and family therapy, whether cognitive, affective, or
behavioral, within the context of human relationships, particularly marital and family systems; marital and family
- (A) the professional application of assessments and treatments of psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples, and
families for the purpose of treating the diagnosed emotional and mental disorders;
- (B) an applied understanding of the dynamics of marital and family interactions, along with the application of
psychotherapeutic and counseling techniques for the purpose of resolving intrapersonal and interpersonal conflict and
changing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors in the area of human relationships and family life;
- (6) "supervision" means face-to-face consultation, direction, review, evaluation, and assessment of the practice of the
person being supervised, including direct observation and the review of case presentations, audio tapes, and video
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