Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 86. Psychologists and Psychological Associates
Section 230. Definitions.
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AS 08.86.230. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "board" means the Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners;

(2) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(3) "private agency" means a clinic or private practice, or custodial, rehabilitative, or health care organization whose mental health services are under the direction of a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist;

(4) "psychological associate" means a person licensed under this chapter who renders psychological services and complies with AS 08.86.164;

(5) "psychologist" means a person who practices psychology;

(6) "to practice psychology" means to render or offer to render for a fee to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or amelioration of psychological problems and emotional and mental disorders of individuals or groups or for conducting research on human behavior, a psychological service involving the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior, including

(A) the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, emotions, and interpersonal relationships;

(B) the methods and procedures of interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, biofeedback, behavior modification, and hypnosis;

(C) constructing, administering and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, and motivations.

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