Psychological Assistant and
Psychologist Associate

Psychological Assistant is an individual with a master's degree in clinical, counseling, or educational psychology or an educational specialist degree in school psychology who administers and scores and may develop interpretations of psychological testing under the supervision of a psychologist. Persons who have carried out these same duties, as part of their employment in institutions accredited by the Department of Health and Human Services, the State Department of Education, or the Department of Correctional Services for a period of 2 years prior to 9/1/94, may use the title Psychologist Associate in the context of their employment in such settings.

Such individuals shall be deemed to be conducting their duties as an extension of the legal and professional authority of the supervising psychologist and shall not independently provide interpretive information or treatment recommendations to clients or other health care professionals prior to obtaining appropriate supervision.

Registration Requirements

To qualify for registration, you must:

  1. Have a master's degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or educational psychology; or
  2. Have an educational specialist degree in school psychology; and
  3. Have a supervisor who holds an active license as a psychologist.

Application Process

To apply for a registration, you must submit the PDF File Application

Change in Supervisor: If a change in supervisor(s) occurs, you must immediately submit an PDF File application for such change.

Issuance and Processing Time

If the application is complete, issuance of the registration usually occurs within approximately 2 weeks.  By statute the Department must act within 150 days upon receipt of a completed application.

Expiration

Registrations expire upon a change in supervisor or termination.

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