Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
Licensure should not be used, either explicitly or implicitly, as a claim or
promise or guarantee of successful service. A licensed psychologist or licensed
psychological technician is to display the license certificate in an
appropriate manner within an office area. The license should be reproduced only
when necessary to complete a file or official records and not for display
purposes or for announcement of services. On letterheads, professional cards,
and other displays, the licensees should use the designation "Licensed
Psychologist" or "Licensed Psychological Technician," as appropriate. It is
appropriate for the licensee to be introduced to an audience as "licensed by
the State Board of Examiners."
Specialty titles, such as "Clinical Psychologist," etc., may be used by
licensed psychologists, instead of the title "Licensed Psychologist" if the
title provides an accurate description of training and services. Such titles,
if used, must be consistent with one's level of licensure and competency and
should not be used in combination with the term "Licensed Psychologist" since
the Alabama license is generic. Specialty titles for licensed psychological
technicians are not applicable.
A psychological technician may not use the title "psychologist" or hold himself
or herself out to the public or knowingly allow himself or herself to be held
out to the public as a psychologist. A licensed psychological technician shall
not practice or present himself or herself outside the area of competence as
approved by the board based upon the examination and review of the
qualifications, training, and experience of the individual.
(4) When licensees announce or advertise
psychological services to the public under the name of a professional
corporation, association, group, clinic, etc., the name of at least one
licensed psychologist or psychological technician must appear in conjunction
with the name of the professional corporation, association, group, clinic,
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Filed September 21, 1982.
Repealed and new rule (same title) filed November 5, 1987. Amended: Filed April
5, 1990. Amended: Filed November 25, 1997; effective December 30, 1997.
Amended: Filed May 14, 1998; effective June 18, 1998. Amended (renumbered
only): Filed November 27, 2013; effective February 1, 2014 pursuant to Act No.
Rule. 02 was renumbered to .03 as per certification filed
November 27, 2013; effective February 1, 2014 pursuant to Act No.
Author: Alabama Board of Examiners in
Code of Ala.
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