R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
R156-61. Psychologist Licensing Act Rule.
This rule is known as the "Psychologist Licensing Act Rule."
In addition to the definitions in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 61, as used in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 61 or this rule:
(1) "Approved diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders" means the following:
(a) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition: DSM-5 published by the American Psychiatric Association;
(b) 2015 ICD-10-CM for Physicians, Professional Edition published by the American Medical Association; or
(c) ICD-10-CM 2019: The Complete Official Draft Code Set published by the American Medical Association.
(2) "CoA" means Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
(3)(a) "Conversion therapy" means any practice or treatment that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient or client, including mental health therapy that seeks to change, eliminate, or reduce behaviors, expressions, attractions, or feelings related to a patient or client's sexual orientation or gender identity.
(b) "Conversion therapy" does not mean a practice or treatment that does not seek to change a patient or client's sexual orientation or gender identity, including mental health therapy that:
(i) is neutral with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity;
(ii) provides assistance to a patient or client undergoing gender transition;
(iii) provides acceptance, support, and understanding of a patient or client;
(iv) facilitates a patient or client's ability to cope, social support, and identity exploration and development;
(v) addresses unlawful, unsafe, premarital, or extramarital sexual activities in a manner that is neutral with respect to sexual orientation; or
(vi) discusses with a patient or client the patient or client's moral or religious beliefs or practices.
(4) "Direct supervision" of a supervisee in training, as used in Subsection 58-61-304(1)(f), means:
(a) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee when both are physically present in the same room at the same time; or
(b) a supervisor meeting with the supervisee remotely via real-time electronic methods that allow for visual and audio interaction between the supervisor and supervisee under the following conditions:
(i) the supervisor and supervisee shall enter into a written supervisory agreement which, at a minimum, establishes the following:
(A) frequency, duration, reason for, and objectives of electronic meetings between the supervisor and supervisee;
(B) a plan to ensure accessibility of the supervisor to the supervisee despite the physical distance between their offices;
(C) a plan to address potential conflicts between clinical recommendations of the supervisor and the representatives of the agency employing the supervisee;
(D) a plan to inform a supervisee's client or patient and employer regarding the supervisee's use of remote supervision;
(E) a plan to comply with the supervisor's duties and responsibilities as established in rule; and
(F) a plan to physically visit the location where the supervisee practices on at least a quarterly basis during the period of supervision or at a lesser frequency as approved by the Division in collaboration with the Board;
(ii) the supervisee submits the supervisory agreement to the Division and obtains approval before counting direct supervision completed via live real-time methods toward the 40 hour direct supervision requirement; and
(iii) in evaluating a supervisory agreement, the Division shall consider whether it adequately protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
(5) "On-the-job training program approved by the Division", as used in Subsection 58-61-301(1)(b), means a program that meets the standards established in Section R156-61-601.
(6)(a) "Predoctoral internship" refers to a formal training program that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) offered to culminate a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or school psychology.
(b) A training program may be a full-time one year program or a half-time two year program.
(7)(a) "Program accredited by the CoA", as used in Subsections R156-61-302a(1), means a psychology department program that, as of the date on which a student completes a doctoral psychology degree program:
(i) has obtained an accreditation from the CoA; or
(ii)(A) has applied to the CoA for accreditation;
(B) has been approved by the CoA for a site visit, which is to occur within the ensuing six years; and
(C) has not previously been denied accreditation by the CoA.
(8)(a) "Program of respecialization", as used in Subsection R156-61-302a(3), is a formal program designed to prepare someone with a doctoral degree in psychology with the necessary skills to practice psychology.
(b) The respecialization activities shall include substantial requirements that are formally offered as an organized sequence of course work and supervised practicum leading to a certificate (or similar recognition) by an educational body that offers a doctoral degree qualifying for licensure in the same area of practice as that of the certificate.