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Oregon Bulletin

March 1, 2012

Board of Psychologist Examiners, Chapter 858

Rule Caption: Modifies educational requirements for licensure; adds licensure by endorsement application procedure.

Adm. Order No.: BPE 1-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 2-15-2012

Certified to be Effective: 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 858-010-0010, 858-010-0011, 858-010-0012, 858-010-0013, 858-010-0016, 858-010-0017

Subject: Modifies the educational requirements for licensure for applicants who possess a doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association. Removes requirement that doctoral degree program must have authorization to operate in Oregon by the Office of Degree Authorization. Modifies and makes corrections to the standard application procedure. Removes the “non-standard” application procedure and replaces it with “Licensure by Endorsement.” Creates new application procedures for applicants licensed as a psychologist in another jurisdiction.

Rules Coordinator: Debra Orman McHugh—(503) 373-1155

858-010-0010

Education Requirements — Clinical Psychologist

To meet the education requirement of ORS 675.030(1), applicants for licensure must:

(1) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association as of the date the degree was awarded; or

(2) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from:

(a) A program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency as of the date the degree was awarded;

(b) For Canadian universities, an institution of higher education that is provincially or territorially chartered; or

(c) A foreign program evaluated to be equivalent to American Psychological Association accreditation as of the date the degree was awarded. Evaluation must be completed by a credentialing body recognized by the Board. Submission of proof of foreign degree equivalency and cost of the foreign degree equivalency determination are the responsibility of the applicant.

(3) An applicant who possesses a degree under section (2) must show that his or her doctoral program in psychology meets all of the following requirements:

(a) A minimum of three academic years of full-time graduate study.

(b) A minimum of one continuous year in residence at the institution from which the degree is granted.

(A) One continuous year means two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.

(B) In residence means physical presence, in person, at an educational institution or training facility in a manner that facilitates acculturation into the profession, the full participation and integration of the individual in the educational and training experience, and includes faculty and student interaction.

(C) The doctoral program may include distance education, but a minimum of one continuous year of the program shall be in-residence. Programs that use physical presence, including face-to-face contact for durations of less than one continuous year, (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution in order to meet the residency requirement are deemed not to be acceptable for licensure.

(D) Training models that rely exclusively on physical presence for periods of less than one continuous year (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution do not meet the in residence requirement.

(c) The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a program in psychology. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists.

(d) The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent organizational entity within the institution.

(e) There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas, whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines.

(f) The program must be an integrated, organized sequence of study.

(g) There must be an identifiable psychology faculty sufficient in size and breadth to carry out its responsibilities and a psychologist responsible for the program.

(h) The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree.

(i) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised practicum appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0012.

(j) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised internship, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0013.

(k) The curriculum of the program must:

(A) Encompass a minimum of three academic years of full time graduate study, including a minimum of one continuous year in residence at the educational institution granting the doctoral degree; and

(B) Require an original dissertation or equivalent that was psychological in nature that meets the requirement for an approved doctoral program.

(l) The core program shall require every student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive areas. This typically will be met through substantial instruction in each of these foundational areas, as demonstrated by a minimum of three graduate semester hours, five or more graduate quarter hours (when an academic term is other than a semester, credit hours will be evaluated on the basis of 15 hours of classroom instruction per semester hour).

(A) Scientific and professional ethics and standards;

(B) Research design and methodology;

(C) Statistics;

(D) Psychometric theory;

(E) Biological bases of behavior such as physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and psychopharmacology;

(F) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior such as learning, thinking, motivation, and emotion; and

(G) Social bases of behavior such as social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory.

(m) All professional education programs in psychology must include course requirements in developed practice areas/specialties.

(n) The program must demonstrate that it provides training relevant to the development of competence to practice in a diverse and multicultural society.

(o) Demonstration of competence in clinical psychology shall be met by including a minimum of at least 3 or more semester hours or 5 or more quarter hours in each of the following clinical psychology content areas:

(A) Individual differences in behavior (e.g. personality theory, cultural difference and diversity);

(B) Human development (e.g. child, adolescent, geriatric psychology);

(C) Dysfunctional behavior, abnormal psychology or psychopathology;

(D) Theories and methods of intellectual assessment and diagnosis;

(E) Theories and methods of personality assessment and diagnosis including practical application;

(F) Effective interventions and evaluating the efficacy of interventions; and

(G) Consultation and supervision (e.g. community mental health, organizational behavior, consultation liaison).

(4) Provide syllabi or other documentation regarding course content upon the Board’s request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030(1)(b)(c)
Hist.: PE 6, f. 12-19-73, ef. 1-11-74; PE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-92; PE 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-92; PE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-96; PE 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; BPE 1-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 2-27-02; BPE 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-02; BPE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-08; BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-11; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

858-010-0011

Education Requirements — Applied Psychologist

To meet the education requirement of ORS 675.030(1), applicants for licensure must:

(1) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Canadian Psychological Association as of the date the degree was awarded; or

(2) Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from:

(a) A doctoral degree in psychology from a program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency as of the date the degree was awarded;

(b) For Canadian universities, an institution of higher education that is provincially or territorially chartered; or

(c) A foreign degree from a program evaluated to be equivalent to American Psychological Association accreditation as of the date the degree was awarded. Evaluation must be completed by a credentialing body recognized by the Board. Submission of proof of foreign degree equivalency and cost of the foreign degree equivalency determination are the responsibility of the applicant; and

(3) An applicant who possesses a degree under section (2) must show that his or her doctoral program in psychology meets all of the following requirements:

(a) A minimum of three academic years of full-time graduate study.

(b) A minimum of one continuous year in residence at the institution from which the degree is granted.

(A) One continuous year means two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.

(B) In residence means physical presence, in person, at an educational institution or training facility in a manner that facilitates acculturation into the profession, the full participation and integration of the individual in the educational and training experience, and includes faculty and student interaction.

(C) The doctoral program may include distance education, but a minimum of one continuous year of the program shall be in-residence. Programs that use physical presence, including face-to-face contact for durations of less than one continuous year, (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution in order to meet the residency requirement are deemed not to be acceptable for licensure.

(D) Training models that rely exclusively on physical presence for periods of less than one continuous year (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution do not meet the in residence requirement.

(c) The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a program in psychology. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists.

(d) The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent organizational entity within the institution.

(e) There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas, whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines.

(f) The program must be an integrated, organized sequence of study.

(g) There must be an identifiable psychology faculty sufficient in size and breadth to carry out its responsibilities and a psychologist responsible for the program.

(h) The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree.

(i) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised practicum appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0012.

(j) The program must include a coordinated, sequential and supervised internship, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology as described in OAR 858-010-0013.

(k) The curriculum of the program must:

(A) Encompass a minimum of three academic years of full time graduate study, including a minimum of one continuous year in residence at the educational institution granting the doctoral degree; and

(B) Require an original dissertation or equivalent that was psychological in nature that meets the requirement for an approved doctoral program.

(l) The core program shall require every student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive areas. This typically will be met through substantial instruction in each of these foundational areas, as demonstrated by a minimum of three graduate semester hours, five or more graduate quarter hours (when an academic term is other than a semester, credit hours will be evaluated on the basis of 15 hours of classroom instruction per semester hour).

(A) Scientific and professional ethics and standards;

(B) Research design and methodology;

(C) Statistics;

(D) Psychometric theory;

(E) Biological bases of behavior such as physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and psychopharmacology;

(F) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior such as learning, thinking, motivation, and emotion; and

(G) Social bases of behavior such as social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory.

(m) All professional education programs in psychology must include course requirements in developed practice areas/specialties.

(n) The program must demonstrate that it provides training relevant to the development of competence to practice in a diverse and multicultural society.

(o) Demonstration of competence in applied psychology shall be met by including a minimum of at least 18 semester hours or 30 quarter hours in a concentrated program of study in an identified area of psychology, e.g., developmental, social, cognitive, motivation, applied behavioral analysis, industrial/organizational, human factors, personnel selection and evaluation.

(4) Provide syllabi or other documentation regarding course content upon the Board’s request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

858-010-0012

Practicum

(1) The degree program required in OAR 858-010-0010(2), 858-010-0011(2), or 858-010-0015 must include an organized practicum of at least two semesters (or three quarters) and at least 300 hours of direct experience, 100 hours of which must be in supervision.

(2) Supervision must include the following:

(a) Discussion of services provided by the student;

(b) Selection of service plan for and review of each case or work unit of the student;

(c) Discussion of and instruction in theoretical concepts underlying the work;

(d) Discussion of the management of professional practice and other administrative or business issues;

(e) Evaluation of the supervisory process by the student and the supervisor;

(f) Discussion of coordination of services among the professionals involved in the particular cases or work units;

(g) Discussion of relevant state laws and rules;

(h) Discussion of ethical principles including principles applicable to the work;

(i) Review of standards for providers of psychological services; and

(j) Discussion of reading materials relevant to cases, ethical issues and the supervisory process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

858-010-0013

Internship

(1) Applicants must successfully complete an organized internship as part of the degree program required in OAR 858-010-0010(2), 858-010-0011(2), or 858-010-0015.

(2) The internship must include at least 1,500 hours of supervised experience and be completed within twenty-four months.

(3) The internship program must meet the following requirements:

(a) The internship must have a written statement or brochure describing the goals and content of the internship, stating clear expectations and quality of student work, and made available to prospective interns.

(b) A psychologist licensed by the appropriate state or provincial licensing authority must be clearly designated as responsible for the integrity and quality of the internship program.

(c) Interns must use titles indicating their training status.

(d) The internship must be designed to provide a planned sequence of training experiences focusing on breadth and quality of training. Supervision and training related to ethics must be ongoing.

(e) At least twenty-five percent of the internship experience must be in direct client contact providing assessment and intervention services.

(f) For every 40 hours of internship experience, the student must receive:

(A) At least 2 hours of regularly scheduled, formal, face-to-face individual supervision that addresses the direct psychological services provided by the intern; and

(B) At least 2 hours of other learning activities such as case conferences, seminars on applied issues, conducting co-therapy with a staff person including discussion of the case, and group supervision.

(4) Supervision of the internship experience.

(a) The internship setting must have two or more psychologists available as supervisors, at least one of whom is licensed as a psychologist.

(b) The internship experience must be supervised by the person(s) responsible for the assigned casework.

(c) At least seventy-five percent of the supervision must be by a licensed psychologist with two years post-license experience.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.010 - 675.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030 & 675.110
Hist.: BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

858-010-0016

Standard Application Procedure

(1) Filing of Applications. Upon receipt of an application for licensure, the Board shall process the application and determine if the application is ready for review. An application is considered ready for review when the following items have been received:

(a) Final graduate level transcript(s) imprinted with date degree was awarded;

(b) Reference forms;

(c) Social Security Number Authorization Form;

(d) For non-APA accredited schools only:

(A) University Accreditation Form;

(B) Educational Record in Psychology Form; and

(C) Verification of pre-degree supervised work.

(e) Verification of post-degree supervised work experience (if completed);

(f) National written examination (EPPP) score (if taken);

(g) Verification of licensure in good standing in other states (if any);

(h) Application fee;

(i) Fingerprinting fee and results of the criminal background check; and

(j) Other clarifying information requested by the Board.

(2) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure:

(a) Meets the education requirements of OAR 858-010-0010, 858-010-0011, or 858-010-0015;

(b) Completes the supervised work experience requirements of OAR 858-010-0036 or 858-010-0037.

(c) Passes the national written examination (EPPP); and

(d) Passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) & (2)
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

858-010-0017

Licensure by Endorsement

If an applicant possesses a current license to practice psychology based on a doctoral degree in psychology that is issued by a board with licensing standards substantially equivalent to Oregon, the applicant may be licensed by endorsement.

(1) Applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license for less than 10 years:

(a) Filing of Applications. Upon receipt of a complete Licensure by Endorsement Application, the Board shall process the application and determine if the applicant’s file is ready for review. An application is considered ready for review when the following items have been received:

(A) Final graduate level transcript(s) imprinted with date degree was awarded;

(B) Social Security Number Authorization Form;

(C) An official verification of licensure in good standing from each health care professional license or registration, current or expired;

(D) A copy of the applicant’s:

(i) Licensure file from the state(s) in which the applicant is licensed;

(ii) CPQ file from ASPPB;

(iii) Certification file from ABPP; or

(iv) HSPP file from the National Register.

(E) Endorsement Reference Forms from three mental health professionals who each have at least ten years of experience in the mental health field and have known the applicant for at least five continuous years;

(F) National written examination (EPPP) score;

(G) Application fee; and

(H) Fingerprinting fee and results of criminal background check.

(b) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure:

(A) Has met the educational requirements for licensure of OAR 858-010-0010 or 858-010-0011;

(B) Has complied with the post-doctoral supervised work experience requirements of OAR 858-010-0036;

(C) Passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination; and

(D) Has received a passing score on the National Written Examination (EPPP).

(2) Applicants who have maintained an active psychologist license for 10 years or more:

(a) Filing of Applications. Upon receipt of a complete Licensure by Endorsement Application, the Board shall process the application and determine if the applicant’s file is ready for review. An application is considered ready for review when the following items have been received:

(A) Social Security Number Authorization Form;

(B) An official verification of licensure in good standing from each health care professional license or registration, current or expired;

(C) A copy of the applicant’s:

(i) Licensure file from the state(s) in which the applicant is licensed;

(ii) CPQ file from ASPPB;

(iii) Certification file from ABPP; or

(iv) HSPP file from the National Register.

(D) Endorsement Reference Forms from three mental health professionals who each have at least ten years of experience in the mental health field and have known the applicant for at least five continuous years;

(E) National written examination (EPPP) score;

(F) Application fee; and

(G) Fingerprinting fee and results of criminal background check.

(b) The Board may issue a license if the candidate for licensure:

(A) Passes the Oregon jurisprudence examination; and

(B) Has received a passing score on the National Written Examination (EPPP).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.030
Hist.: BPE 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-10; BPE 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-10; BPE 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-11; BPE 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-11; BPE 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-12-12

 

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