Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-12-.01 - Testing and Assessment Instruments

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Persons licensed as Professional Counselors, Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists are not authorized to perform psychological testing, or represent their use of any testing or assessment instrument as psychological testing, unless he or she is also licensed to practice psychology under O.C.G.A. 43-39.
(2) Persons licensed as Professional Counselors may:
(a) Administer and interpret assessment instruments to evaluate emotional and mental problems and conditions, whether cognitive, behavioral or affective;
(b) Administer and interpret educational and vocational assessment instruments;
(c) Administer and interpret any other assessments or tests which he or she is qualified to employ by virtue of his or her education, training or experience.
(3) Persons licensed as Social Workers may:
(a) Administer and interpret assessment instruments to provide psychosocial evaluations;
(b) Administer and interpret assessment instruments to provide in-depth analyses and determinations of the nature and status of emotional, cognitive, mental, behavioral, and interpersonal problems or conditions.
(4) Persons licensed as Marriage and Family Therapists may:
(a) Administer and interpret assessment instruments to evaluate emotional and mental problems and conditions, whether cognitive, affective or behavioral;
(b) Administer and interpret assessment instruments that evaluate marital and family functioning.
(5) The use of these testing and assessment instruments:
(a) By persons licensed as Professional Counselors, Social Workers, or Marriage and Family Therapists may include, but is not limited to, administering and interpreting educational and vocational tests; functional assessments; interest inventories; tests that evaluate marital and family functioning; and mental health symptom screening and assessment instruments that evaluate emotional, mental, behavioral, and interpersonal problems or conditions including substance abuse, health, and disability, provided that the use of these assessment instruments does not include rendering a diagnosis of a mental and nervous disorder or illness, including but not limited to organic brain disorders, brain damage, or other neuropsychological functioning or conditions, and provided that the licensee has obtained university level graduate training or substantially equivalent supervised experience in the use of the test or assessment instrument.
(b) By persons licensed as Professional Counselors may also include other assessments or tests which the licensee is qualified to employ by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience, provided that the use of these assessment instruments does not include rendering a diagnosis of a mental or nervous disorder or illness, including but not limited to organic brain disorders, brain damage, or other neuropsychological functioning or conditions.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-12-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-24, 43-1-25, 43-10A-3, 43-10A-5, 43-10A-6, 43-10A-7, 43-10A-12, 43-10A-13, 43-10A-16, 43-10A-22.
Original Rule entitled "Testing and Assessment Instruments" adopted. F. Sep. 1, 2017; eff. Sept. 21, 2017.

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