2009 New Jersey Code
Section 45:14B
45:14B-2 - Definitions

45:14B-2.  Definitions
    As used in this act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise and except as in this act expressly otherwise provided:

    (a)  "Licensed practicing psychologist"  means an individual to whom a license has been issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, which license is in force and not suspended or revoked as of the particular time in question.

    (b) The  "practice of psychology"  means the rendering of professional psychological services to individuals, singly or in groups, whether in the general public or in organizations, either public or private, for a fee, monetary or otherwise.   "Professional psychological services"  means the application of psychological principles and procedures in the assessment, counseling or psychotherapy of individuals for the purposes of promoting the optimal development of their potential or ameliorating their personality disturbances and maladjustments as manifested in personal and interpersonal situations.  Within the meaning of this act, professional psychological services does not include the application for a fee, monetary or otherwise, of psychological principles and procedures for purposes other than those described  in this section.

    (c)  "Board"  means the State Board of Psychological Examiners acting as such under the provisions of this act.

    (d)  "Recognized educational institution"  means any educational institution  which is a 2-year junior college or one which grants the Bachelor's, Master's,  and Doctor's degrees, or any one or more thereof, and which is recognized by  the New Jersey State Board of Education or by any accrediting body acceptable  to the State Board of Psychological Examiners.

     L.1966, c. 282, s. 2.

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