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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 86. Psychologists and Psychological Associates
- Section 180. Practice of Psychology.
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. Practice of Counseling and Psychometrics. [Repealed, Sec. 24 Ch 58 SLA 1980. For Current Law, See AS 08.86.180
AS 08.86.180. Practice of Psychology.
- (a) Unless licensed under this chapter, a person may not practice psychology or hold out publicly as a psychologist or as
practicing psychology. A person holds out as a psychologist by using a title or description of services incorporating
the words "psychology," "psychological," "psychologist," "psychometry," "psychotherapy," "psychotherapeutic,"
"psychotherapist," "psychoanalysis," or "psychoanalyst" or when holding out publicly to be trained, experienced, or
qualified to render services in the field of psychology.
- (b) This section does not apply to
- (1) a person employed by a governmental unit, educational institution or private agency who may be required to engage in
some phase of work of a psychological nature in the course of the person's employment, if the employer maintains
appropriate supervision of psychological activities and professional conduct, and if the person is performing the
psychological activities as part of the duties for which the person was employed, is performing the activities solely
within the facilities of the organization in which the person is employed or under the supervision of the organization
in which the person is employed, and does not render or offer to render psychological services to the public for
compensation in addition to the salary the person receives from the organization;
- (2) a student, intern, or resident in psychology pursuing a course of study approved by the board as qualifying training
and experience for a psychologist, if that person's activities constitute a part of that person's supervised course of
study and that person is designated by titles such as "psychology intern" or "psychology trainee";
- (3) a qualified member of another profession, in doing work of a psychological nature consistent with that person's
training and consistent with the code of ethics of that person's profession, if the person does not hold out to the
public by a title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology," "psychological," "psychologist,"
"psychometry," "psychotherapy," "psychotherapeutic," "psychotherapist," "psychoanalysis," or "psychoanalyst" or
represent to be trained, experienced, or qualified to render services in the field of psychology.
- (4) [Repealed, Sec. 15 ch 65 SLA 1973].
- (5) a physician engaged in the normal practice of medicine for which the physician is licensed under AS 08.64.
- (c) Nothing in this chapter authorizes a person licensed as a psychologist to engage in the practice of medicine, as
defined by the laws of the state.
- (d) Nothing in this section prohibits a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marital and family therapist, or a licensed professional counselor from holding out to the public by a title or description of
services incorporating the words "psychoanalysis," "psychoanalyst," "psychotherapy," "psychotherapist," or "psychotherapeutic."
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