Preface and Foreword

Licensure of persons in Louisiana representing themselves to the public as psychologists and regulation of the practice of psychology is the responsibility of the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Act 347 of the 1964 Legislature, specifying the duties and powers of the board, as well as the requirements for licensure, has been codified as R. S. 37:2351-2367.

With the exception of some individuals licensed under the "grandfather clause" of the law, licensure indicates that an individual has met the legal requirements of age, citizenship, and residency, holds the doctoral degree in psychology from a school or college recognized by the board, has passed the prescribed written and oral examinations for licensure, and has completed at least two years of post-doctoral experience practicing under the supervision of a qualified psychologist.

In discharging its obligation to protect the public welfare, the board cooperates fully with official agencies of state government and the Professional Standards Review Committee of the Louisiana Psychological Association. Questions or complaints concerning any individual representing himself as a psychologist should be directed to the attention of the chairman of the board.


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