Ala. Admin. Code r. 750-X-4-.03 - Representation To The Public

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) 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."
(2) 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.
(3) 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, etc.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 750-X-4-.03
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 Repealed and new rule (same title) filed November 5, 1987.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. 2013-386.

Rule. 02 was renumbered to .03 as per certification filed November 27, 2013; effective February 1, 2014 pursuant to Act No. 2013-386.

Author: Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง34-2 6-1, et seq.

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