Wis. Admin. Code Psychology Examining Board § Psy 2.09 - Education and experience equivalent to a doctoral degree in psychology

Current through March 28, 2022

The equivalent to a doctorate in psychology is a doctorate degree which meets all of the following requirements:

(1) The curriculum shall contain all of the following content:
(a) Scientific psychology, including all of the following:
1. Biological aspects of behavior.
2. Cognitive and affective aspects of behavior.
3. Social aspects of behavior.
4. History and systems of psychology.
5. Psychological measurement.
6. Research methodology.
7. Techniques of data analysis.
(b) Scientific, methodical and theoretical foundations of practice in the substantive area of professional psychology in which the program has its training emphasis including all of the following:
1. Individual differences in behavior.
2. Human development.
3. Dysfunctional behavior or psychopathology.
4. Professional standards and ethics.
(c) Diagnosing or defining problems through psychological assessment and measurement and formulating and implementing intervention strategies including all of the following:
1. Theories and methods of assessment and diagnosis.
2. Effective intervention.
3. Consultation and supervision.
4. Evaluating the efficacy of interventions.
(d) Issues of cultural diversity and individual differences.
(e) Skills essential for lifelong learning, scholarly inquiry and professional problem-solving as psychologists in the context of an evolving body of scientific and professional knowledge.
(2) The doctoral degree shall include any of the following: practicum, internship, field or laboratory training. This experience shall be supervised by a person with a doctoral degree in psychology.


Wis. Admin. Code Psychology Examining Board § Psy 2.09
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; am. (2) (a) 1., 4. and 5., Register, November, 1992, No. 443, eff. 12-1-92; cr. (4), Register, August, 1993, No. 452, eff. 9-1-93; am. (1) (a), (3) (a) 2., 10., (b), (c) and (4)., r. (1) (j) and (2), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, June, 1999, No. 522; CR 02-124: am. (3) (a) 1. to 3., 5., 7., (b), and (c) Register July 2003 No. 571, eff. 8-1-03; CR 04-021: am. (1) (i), r. (5) Register July 2004 No. 583, eff. 8-1-04; CR 12-055: am. (4) Register August 2013 No. 692, eff. 9-1-13. Amended by, CR 15-102: r. and recr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9/1/2016

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