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The purpose of the Board of Psychology is to ______________ providers of psychological services with the goal of _____________________.

  • Regulate
  • Protecting the public


The BOP establishes minimum ________________ and levels of _______________.

  • Qualifications
  • Levels of Competency


The BOP regulates 3 classes of providers:

  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Psychological Assistants
  • Registered Psychologists


______________________ may practice independently in public or private settings.

Licensed psychologists.


_______________________ must have at least a master's degree, and may provide limited psychological services under the direct supervision of the licensed psychologist or board certified psychiatrist to whom they are registered.

Psychological Assistants.


_______________________ must have at least a doctoral degree and 1,500 hours of supervised professional experience (SPE).  They are registered to provide psychological services at nonprofit community agencies that receive a minimum of 25% of their funding from government sources.

Registered Psychologists.


Registration for Registered Psychologists is in effect for _________________ from the date of issuance and cannot be renewed.  

30 months.


Registered Psychologists __________ re-register as a Registered Psychologist to the same agency upon termination of a prior registration.



The practice of psychology is defined as:

"Providing to individuals, groups, ________________, or the public any psychological service involving the application of psychological _______________, methods, and procedures of understanding, _______________, and influencing behavior."

  • Organizations
  • Principles
  • Predicting


The BOP investigates allegations of 3 types, and institutes disciplinary action when warranted.  These allegations include:

  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Fraud
  • Illegal behavior


The BOP periodically checks to ensure providers are in compliance with the code; the standard of ethical conduct is based on the _______________________.

APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.


To facilitate its goal of protecting consumers, the BOP requires that all licensees and registrants post a _____________________, detailing a contact address, website, e-mail address, and telephone number where questions and complaints may be directed.

Notice to Consumers.


The Board of Psychology consists of ___ members, ___ of whom are public members, and ___ of whom are licensed psychologists.

  • 9
  • 4
  • 5


Board members hold terms for ___ years, and members may serve no more than ___ consecutive terms.

  • 4
  • 2


  • The _________________ appoints two of the BOP public members, the ___________________ and ___________________ each appoint one public member.  
  • The _______________________ appoints all licensed members.
  • The board ___________ elects a president and vice president from among its members.

  • Governor
  • Senate Rules Committee
  • Speaker of the Assembly
  • Governor
  • Annually