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
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 319.032
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
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
(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
(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
(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:
curriculum shall encompass a minimum of forty-five (45) semester hours of
(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:
bases of behavior, including the subject matters of physiological psychology,
comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception,
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.
differences, including the subject matters of personality theory, human development,
(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.
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
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.)