2010 Tennessee Code
Title 63 - Professions Of The Healing Arts
Chapter 11 - Psychologists
Part 2 - General Provisions
63-11-205 - Use of identifying terms.

63-11-205. Use of identifying terms.

(a)  It is specifically prohibited that any individuals or organizations shall present themselves or be presented to the public by any title incorporating the name “psychological,” “psychologist,” or “psychology” other than those licensed as psychologists or psychological examiners or senior psychological examiners or certified psychological assistants:

     (1)  Any psychological scientist employed by a recognized research laboratory, college or university may use the academic or research title conferred upon such psychological scientist by the administration of such laboratory, college or university; and

     (2)  Persons licensed by the state board of education in areas of school psychology, school psychologist, or school psychological services worker and employed as such in the department of education, or in any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, are not required to be licensed under this chapter while performing in the course of their employment. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to apply to persons licensed by the state board of education in areas of school psychology, school psychologist, or school psychological services worker who are employed as such in the department of education or in any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school while performing in the course of their employment.

(b)  Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting such persons to offer their services to any other persons or organizations as consultants or to accept remuneration for any psychological services other than that of their institutional salaries unless they have been licensed or certified under this chapter.

(c)  Visiting lecturers from recognized laboratories, colleges or universities are exempt from the provisions of this section and may utilize their academic or research title when presenting lectures to similar institutions or organizations.

(d)  Students of psychology, psychological interns and other persons preparing for the profession of psychological examiner or senior psychological examiner or certified psychological assistant or psychologist under qualified supervision in recognized training institutions or facilities may be designated by such titles as “psychological intern,” “psychological trainee” or others clearly indicating such training status.

(e)  Psychologists with competency in areas other than the provision of health services shall retain the right to use the title of licensed psychologist with competence in areas other than health services and to practice within their area of competency.

[Acts 1953, ch. 169, § 3 (Williams, § 7082.3); 1976, ch. 451, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 63-1109; Acts 1992, ch. 991, §§ 11, 23, 24; 2001, ch. 123, §§ 8-10.]  

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