201 KAR 26:250.
Employment of a psychological associate.
RELATES TO: KRS
319.032(1)(b), (l), 319.064(5)
KRS 319.032(1)(b), (l)
AND CONFORMITY: KRS 319.032(1)(l) requires the board to promulgate an
administrative regulation governing the supervision and employment of a
licensed psychological associate. KRS 319.064(5) prohibits a licensed
psychological associate from practicing independently, except under the
employment and supervision of a board approved licensed psychologist. This
administrative regulation establishes the requirements for the employment of a
licensed psychological associate.
Employment of a licensed psychological associate by a regional mental
health/mental retardation board, college or university, or government agency
shall not be considered independent practice.
Section 2. A
licensed psychological associate may be employed in a supervisor's independent
practice, if the supervisor is responsible for the direction and control of the
practice of the licensed psychological associate.
Section 3. A special
(1) Be submitted to
the board by the supervisor of record and a licensed psychological associate
(a)1. The licensed
psychological associate is employed in an independent practice; and
2. The supervisor of
record is not the employer; or
(b) The employer is
not an organization listed in Section 1 of this administrative regulation;
(2) Be approved by
the board before the practice begins;
(3) Identify the licensed
psychological associate, supervisor, and employer; and
(4) Certify that:
(a) The supervising
licensed psychologist is not hired, employed or engaged under contract by the
licensed psychological associate and shall not be terminated by the licensed psychological
(b) The licensed
psychological associate is not one of the owners of the independent practice or
organization, but rather serves as an employee; and
(c) The licensed
psychological associate has both administrative and clinical supervision which
are provided by the independent practice or organization.
(5) The arrangement
described in the application shall be approved by the board before the practice
Section 4. A
licensed psychological associate who works as an employee for more than one (1)
independent practice or organization shall obtain approval from the board of a
supervisor of record for each independent practice or organization and shall
comply with 201 KAR 26:171 for approval to have more than two (2) supervisors of
Section 5. In all
communications and advertising with the public, the licensed psychological
associate's relationship with the employer and the supervisor shall be clearly
Section 6. The
licensed psychological associate and the supervisor shall comply with the
requirements for supervision established in 201 KAR 26:171.
Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Special Application/Employment of a
Psychological Associate", (January 2002 edition), is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material
may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at
the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(24 Ky.R. 1182; Am. 1669; eff. 2-17-98; 28 Ky.R. 1484; 1819; eff. 2-7-2002.)