201 KAR 26:210. Definitions of terms used by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for meeting educational requirements for licensure as a licensed psychological associate

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Published: 2015

      201 KAR 26:210.

Definitions of terms used by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for

meeting educational requirements for licensure as a licensed psychological

associate.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

319.064

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 319.032

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: Certain terms are used in the statute regulating

educational requirements for applicants for a credential. This administrative

regulation defines those terms as they relate to licensed psychological

associates.

 

      Section 1.

Educational Requirements. (1) A master's degree from a recognized institution

of higher learning in this administrative regulation;

      (2) The program,

wherever it may be administratively housed, is clearly identified by the

granting institution as a psychology program. The program shall specify in

pertinent institutional catalogs and brochures its intent to educate and train

professional psychologists;

      (3) Any thesis

required for the degree is psychological in method and content and an expected

product of master's training in psychology;

      (4) The program

stands as a recognizable, coherent, organized entity within the institution;

      (5) Within the

psychology faculty there is clear authority and primary responsibility for the

core and specialty areas whether or not the program cuts across administrative

lines;

      (6) The program

is an integrated, organized sequence of study;

      (7) There is an

identifiable psychology faculty and a psychologist responsible for the program;

      (8) The program

has an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a

degree; and

      (9) The program

includes educational experiences with titles such as practicum, internship or

field training. This accumulated experience must be supervised by a

doctoral-level psychologist and shall equal 600 hours.

 

      Section 2. (1)

In determining the acceptability of curricular experiences and course work, the

following factors shall be considered:

      (a) The

curriculum shall encompass a minimum of forty-five (45) semester hours of

graduate study.

      (b) In addition

to instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research

design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, the core program shall

require each student to demonstrate competence in each of the following content

areas. This typically will be met by including a minimum of three (3) or more

graduate semester hours (five (5) or more graduate quarter hours) in each of

these four (4) areas:

      1. Biological

bases of behavior, including the subject matters of physiological psychology,

comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception,

psychopharmacology.

      2.

Cognitive-affective bases of behavior, including the subject matters of

learning, thinking, motivation, emotion.

      3. Social bases

of behavior, including the subject matters of social psychology, group process,

organizational psychology and systems.

      4. Individual

differences, including the subject matters of personality theory, human development,

abnormal psychology.

      (c) In addition

to the core program, the curriculum shall include appropriate course work as

determined by the board in the specialty area of training including specific

training in diagnosis and assessment of individual/ organizational differences

and the design and implementation of appropriate intervention technique, e.g.

psychotherapy, counseling, consultation, etc.

      (2) The

applicant shall provide any documentation required by the board in the manner

and form prescribed by the board to confirm compliance with or satisfaction of

the requirements of this law.

      (3) At the

discretion of the board, any deficiency in course work or other requirements

may be corrected by appropriate remedial work.

 

      Section 3. A

regionally accredited educational institution means accreditation by any one

(1) of the following: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle

States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Colleges

and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, North Western

Association of Schools and Colleges, and Western Association of Schools and

Colleges.

 

      Section 4.

Accreditation means accreditation by one (1) of the aforementioned associations

at Level 3 (master's degree granting accreditation).

(14 Ky.R. 313; eff. 9-10-87; Am. 15 Ky.R. 1683; eff. 3-10-89; 28 Ky.R. 1479;

1816; eff. 2-7-2002.)
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