Current as of: 2010
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) "Board" means the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
(c) (1) "Doctoral degree in psychology" means:
(i) A degree received from a program that at the time the degree was awarded:
1. Is accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association; or
2. Is listed in the designated doctoral programs in psychology published by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology; or
(ii) A doctoral degree in psychology that the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology determines meets its criteria for a doctoral degree in psychology, if the degree was received from a doctoral program in psychology that:
1. Is located outside the United States and Canada;
2. Is currently accredited or designated in accordance with paragraph (1)(i) of this subsection, but was not accredited or designated at the time the degree was awarded;
3. Was completed prior to 1981 for United States programs;
4. Was completed prior to 1988 for Canadian programs; or
5. Is no longer in existence.
(2) (i) A determination by the Council under paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection that a doctoral degree in psychology meets its criteria shall be considered by the Board as prima facie evidence that the degree meets those criteria.
(ii) In determining whether the degree in psychology meets the criteria described in paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection and subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, the Board may consider the completion of postdoctoral course work in psychology, not to exceed 9 semester hours.
(d) "License" means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice psychology.
(e) "Licensed psychologist" means, unless the context requires otherwise, a psychologist who is licensed by the Board to practice psychology.
(f) (1) "Practice psychology" means to provide to any person:
(i) Any service for compensation involving the application of psychological principles, psychological methods, or psychological procedures for understanding, predicting, or influencing behavior, including the principles that relate to learning, perception, motivation, emotions, organizational relationships, and interpersonal relationships;
(ii) Any service for compensation involving the application of psychological methods or psychological procedures for interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, behavior modification, or hypnosis; or
(iii) Any service for compensation involving the application of psychological methods or psychological procedures for constructing, administering, or interpreting tests of mental abilities, neuropsychological functioning, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, or motivations.
(2) "Practice psychology" includes:
(i) The application of psychological principles and psychological methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional conditions, or mental conditions of individuals or groups;
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