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(a) In order to be credited with the experience required by 12 AAC 60.070, a psychologist or psychological associate applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
(1) the applicant's supervised experience must have been in the same or a similar field of psychology as was the applicant's education and training;
(2) a year of experience must consist of not less than 1,500 clock hours completed in not less than 10 months and not more than 24 consecutive calendar months; during weeks the applicant works, the applicant must obtain at least 20 hours, but not more than 40 hours, of supervised experience per week;
(A) the first year of post master's supervised experience, contact between the supervisor and the applicant must be for a minimum of two hours per week of face-to-face supervision, one hour of which must be individual face-to-face supervision, dealing with direct services provided by the applicant; an applicant must also obtain two additional hours per week in learning activities, as defined in 12 AAC 60.990(a) (10), covering case conferences, ethics, co-therapy, and other content assigned by the supervisor; and
(B) the second year of post master's and the year of post doctoral supervised experience, contact between the supervisor and applicant must be for a minimum of one hour per week of individual face-to-face supervision dealing with direct services provided by the applicant;
(4) at least 80 percent of the supervised experience must be with a licensed psychologist, a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, or a person holding a doctorate degree in psychology and who is considered by the board qualified to supervise; 20 percent of the supervised experience may be with a psychiatrist licensed under AS 08.64 or a similar law of another state, a psychological associate licensed under AS 08.86 or a similar law of another state, a clinical social worker licensed under AS 08.95 or a similar law of another state, or a marriage and family therapist licensed under AS 08.63 or a similar law of another state, who is qualified and competent in the specialty area that is the same or similar to the field of psychology in which the applicant received education and training;
(5) repealed 5/18/85;
(6) repealed 3/27/98;
(7) repealed 3/27/98;
(8) for a psychologist applicant, post doctoral experience may be earned in any post doctoral training program approved by the American Psychological Association or other program determined by the board to be equivalent;
(9) at least 50 percent of the supervised experience must be direct service; at least 50 percent of the direct service must be face-to-face contact with patients.
(b) Unsupervised independent private practice, including unsupervised practicums, clerkships, and externships, will not be considered as acceptable supervised professional experience.
(c) For good cause shown to the board's satisfaction, the board will accept an alternate plan of supervision that varies from the requirement of (a)(3) of this section, if the applicant
(1) submits the alternate plan in writing to the board on a form provided by the department; and
(2) receives approval of the alternate plan by the board before beginning the alternate supervised experience.
(d) A supervisor must verify in writing to the board the applicant's supervised experience, setting out the nature and extent of the supervision. A supervisor shall comprehensively document, on a form provided by the department, that during the applicant's supervised experience, the applicant was instructed in issues and concerns related to ethical behavior and that the applicant adequately understands and applies the ethical principles and guidelines.
(e) For good cause shown to the board's satisfaction, the board will grant an extension up to 12 months for an applicant to complete the supervised experience required under 12 AAC 60.070.
(f) Repealed 12/8/2005.
History: Eff. 12/24/78, Register 68; am 1/14/82, Register 81; am 5/18/85, Register 94; am 6/29/87, Register 102; am 3/17/91, Register 117; am 3/27/98, Register 145; am 1/14/2001, Register 157; am 5/31/2003, Register 166; am 12/8/2005, Register 176
Authority: AS 08.86.070
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