Chapter 510-10 UNLICENSED PRACTICE
An individual who does not hold a current license issued by the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and does not fall within one of the exemptions set forth in O.C.G.A. Section 43-39-7:
|(a)||May not render or order to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public for a fee or any remuneration, monetary or otherwise, any service involving the application of recognized principles, methods, and procedures of the science and profession of psychology, such as, but not limited to, diagnosing and treating mental and nervous disorders and illnesses, rendering opinions concerning diagnoses of mental disorders, including organic brain disorders and brain damage, engaging in neuropsychology, engaging in psychotherapy, interviewing, administering, and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, and personality characteristics for such purposes as psychological classification or evaluation, or for education or vocational placement, or for such purposes as psychological counseling, guidance, or readjustment.|
|(b)||May not offer direct psychological services or supervise psychological services, including for training purposes, regardless of fee or remuneration, monetary or otherwise.|
|(c)||May not advertise that he or she is licensed by the Board;|
|(d)||May not use any words, letters, titles, or figures indicating or implying that he or she is licensed by the Board.|
|(e)||May not use any words, letters, titles, or figures indicating or otherwise implying that he or she is a psychologist or is in any way practicing psychology.|
A business entity may not use in its name any words, letters, titles, or figures that indicate or imply the practice of psychology unless at least one employee or officer of that entity holds a current psychology license issued by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
|(2)|| The administration and interpretation of
tests for psychological purposes constitutes the practice of psychology, and,
accordingly, requires that the individual administering and interpreting such
psychological tests be currently licensed by the State of Georgia as a
psychologist. Students, trainees or assistants who satisfy the requisite
statutory and rule requirements may administer and interpret psychological
tests under the direct supervision of a currently licensed psychologist.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person with a license issued by another professional board from engaging in any activity for which that person is currently authorized to by state law to practice. Persons practicing acts exempted under O.C.G.A. Section 43-39-7 shall not be considered to be unlawfully practicing psychology.