|(a) A person may not engage in or represent that the
person is engaged in the practice of psychology within this State,
unless the person is licensed or been issued trainee status by the
Board, or the person is exempt under §501.004 of the Psychologists'
(b) A person is engaged in the practice of psychology
within this State if any of the criteria set out in §501.003(b)
of the Psychologists' Licensing Act occurs within this State, either
in whole or in part.
(c) The activity or service of a post-doctoral fellow
or resident in psychology is exempt from the Board's jurisdiction
pursuant to §501.004(a)(2) of the Psychologists' Licensing Act
if all of the following criteria are met:
(1) The person is enrolled in a formal post-doctoral
program that is:
(A) accredited by the American Psychological Association
(APA) or is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral
and Internship Centers (APPIC); or
(B) substantially equivalent to a program described
in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph;
(2) The activities or services take place under qualified
supervision and are part of the formal post-doctoral program; and
(3) The person is designated as a psychological intern
or trainee, or by another title that clearly indicates the person's
(d) A formal post-doctoral program which meets the
following criteria will be considered substantially equivalent to
an APA accredited or APPIC member program:
(1) An organized experience with a planned and programmed
sequence of supervised training experiences.
(2) A designated psychologist responsible for the program
who possesses expertise or competence in the program's area.
(3) Two or more licensed psychologists on staff, at
least one designated as supervisor with expertise in area of practice.
(4) A minimum of 2 hours per week of face-to-face supervision.
(5) A minimum of 2 additional hours per week of learning
(6) A minimum of 25% of the fellow's time is spent
providing professional psychological services.
(7) Admission requirements that require the applicant
to complete all professional degree requirements and a pre-doc internship,
which at a minimum meets Board requirements.
(8) A requirement that participants use titles such
as intern, resident, fellow, or trainee.
(9) Documentation describing the goals, content, organization,
entrance requirements, staff, mechanisms for evaluations (minimum
2 per year), and a statement that the program meets Texas' licensure
(10) At a minimum, an informal due process procedure
regarding deficiencies and grievances.
(11) A written requirement for at least 1500 hours
to be completed in not less than 9 months and not more than 24 months.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §461.10 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10476; amended to be effective July 3, 2016, 41 TexReg 4838; amended to be effective December 18, 2018, 43 TexReg 8120