There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines.
The program must be an integrated, organized sequence of study.
There must be an identifiable psychology faculty on site and a psychologist responsible for the program.
The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree.
The program must include supervised practicum, internship, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology.
The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of 3 academic years of full-time graduate study, at least one of which shall be in full-time residence at the site of the institution granting the degree. In addition to the instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, the core program shall require each student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive content areas. This typically will be met by including a minimum of 3 or more graduate semester hours (5 or more graduate quarter hours) in each of these 4 substantive content areas: a) Biological bases of behavior: physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, psychopharmacology; b) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior: learning, thinking, motivation, emotion; c) Social bases of behavior: social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory; and d) Individual differences: personality theory, human development, abnormal psychology, multicultural differences. In addition, all professional education programs in psychology will include course requirements in specialty areas.
A psychological trainee shall complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience as a prerequisite to licensure as a psychologist. All 3,000 hours shall follow graduate work in psychology, either a master's in psychology or a minimum of 30 hours of doctoral level course work in psychology. These hours shall be accumulated at not less than 16 hours nor more than 40 hours per week. The 3,000 hours of experience shall be in a training setting and shall include the activities appropriate to the intended area of practice. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate the appropriateness of the setting and the activities to the intended area of practice.
The first 1,500 hours of the experience shall be under the direction of one licensed psychologist who satisfies the requirements of pars. (b)
and who shall be responsible for the integrity and the quality of the training. It shall be planned, organized and integrated practice. There shall be a minimum of 2 hours per week of regularly scheduled formal face-to-face individual supervision with the specific intent of dealing with services rendered directly by the trainee. There shall also be at least 2 additional hours per week in learning activities such as: case conferences, seminars addressing practice issues, co-therapy with a staff person including discussion, group supervision or additional individual supervision.
The second 1,500 hours of the experience shall be under the direction of a licensed psychologist who satisfies the requirements of pars. (b)
and who shall be responsible for the integrity and the quality of the training. It shall be planned, organized and integrated, and appropriate to the intended area of practice, and include a minimum of one hour per week of regularly scheduled formal face-to-face individual supervision with the specific intent of dealing with the services rendered directly by the trainee. For diversity of training, the supervisor of the pre-doctoral experience shall not continue as the primary supervisor of the post-doctoral experience.
A minimum of 1,500 hours must follow completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree.
To obtain a diversity of training, supervised experience may be supervised by other licensed psychologists, with the understanding that the licensed psychologist specified in subds. 2.
will continue to be responsible for the overall integrity and quality of the trainee's psychological work.
Hours obtained through practicum, clerkship or externship experiences are considered part of the educational process and may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
The supervisor shall have sufficient knowledge of the trainee's clients to ensure effective service. This may include ongoing face-to-face contact with the client. The progress of the work shall be monitored on a regular basis by the supervisor to ensure that legal, ethical, and professional responsibility is assumed by the supervisor for all services rendered, and the supervisor shall be able to intervene.
Clients shall be informed that the psychological trainee is receiving supervision and that the client's case will be discussed in the context of required supervision. The trainee must inform potential clients in writing of his or her trainee status, lack of license, and of the possibility that insurance companies may not reimburse services rendered by the nonlicensed trainee. Fees for client services may neither be billed independently nor accepted by the trainee.
The experience required shall consist of at least 25% face-to-face client contact and at least 40% direct service for the purpose of providing psychological service. For the purposes of this subsection direct service means those activities a psychologist performs that are directly related to providing psychological services to a client, such as note and report writing, studying test results, case consultation and reviewing published works relating to the client's needs.
There shall be multidisciplinary team membership with the trainees being teamed with other professional specialists in serving clients. It is desirable that trainees also be teamed with other psychologists and other trainees. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that he or she had a variety of role models within the field of psychology.
The trainee should have experience in a range of direct services. The clients served should be consistent with the target population of intended practice addressing a broad spectrum of psychological problems. A variety of other service activities that are appropriate to the intended area of practice include, but are not limited to, those of the following: intake service, administration, case staffings, research activities, inservice program activities, organizational development and consultation.
(b) Qualifications of supervisor.
The trainee's primary supervisor shall be a licensed psychologist and shall have adequate training, knowledge and skill to render competently any psychological service that a psychological trainee undertakes. The primary supervisor shall have at least 3 years of post-licensure experience and shall have had training or experience in supervision of psychological work. The supervisor may not permit a trainee to engage in any psychological practice that the supervising psychologist cannot competently perform. Supervisors shall not be a relative by blood or marriage nor be involved in any other dual relationship which obliges the supervisor to the trainee.
Psy 2.09 Note
Note: Prior to October 1, 1999, supervisors were required to be licensed or license eligible. The requirement that the primary supervisor be a licensed psychologist applies to supervised experience commenced after October 1, 1999.
(c) Responsibility of supervisor.
All supervisors shall be legally and ethically responsible for the activities of the psychological trainee. Supervisors shall be available or make appropriate provision for emergency consultation and intervention. Supervisors shall be able to interrupt or stop the trainee from practicing in given cases and to stop the supervisory relationship if necessary. All supervisors of the trainee shall be required to provide a written evaluation of the supervised experience and the trainee's competence. Prepared evaluations or reports of progress, including strengths and weaknesses, shall be written and discussed with the trainee on at least a quarterly basis and shall be made available to the board upon the board's request.
(d) Qualifications of psychological trainee.
The psychological trainee shall have the background training and experience that is appropriate preparation for the supervised training activities. The supervisor is responsible for determining the adequacy of the trainee's preparation for the tasks to be performed.
Psy 2.09 Note
Note: All supervisors of a psychological trainee are encouraged to register with the board to receive information on the supervisory responsibilities to share with a prospective psychological trainee.
(4) Appearance before the board.
The applicant shall be required to appear before the board in person prior to licensure to allow the board to make such inquiry of them as to qualifications and other matters as it considers proper.
Psy 2.09 Note
Note: An application may be obtained upon request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin, 53708.
Psy 2.09 History
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; am. (2) (a) 1., 4. and 5., Register, November, 1992, No. 443
, eff. 12-1-92; cr. (4), Register, August, 1993, No. 452
, eff. 9-1-93; am. (1) (a), (3) (a) 2., 10., (b), (c) and (4)., r. (1) (j) and (2), Register, June, 1999, No. 522
, eff. 7-1-99; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1999, No. 522
; CR 02-124
: am. (3) (a) 1. to 3., 5., 7., (b), and (c) Register July 2003 No. 571
, eff. 8-1-03; CR 04-021
: am. (1) (i), r. (5) Register July 2004 No. 583
, eff. 8-1-04.
Requirements for persons holding a license to practice psychology in another state. Psy 2.12(1)(1)
Licensure by comity.
Applicants who are licensed in another state shall meet the requirements of s. Psy 2.01
(2) Licensure by reciprocity.
Applicants who are licensed in another state which is signatory to the agreement of reciprocity of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, and who apply on or after the effective date that the board becomes signatory to that agreement, shall meet the requirements of s. Psy 2.01 (1)
(3) Licensure of holders of the certificate of professional qualification.
Applicants who are licensed in another state who hold the certificate of professional qualification in psychology issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards shall meet the requirements of s. Psy 2.01 (1)
(4) Licensure of senior psychologists.
Applicants who have been licensed for 20 or more years in another licensing jurisdiction of the United States or Canada that had requirements for licensure substantially equivalent to the requirements for licensure in this state at the time of original licensure, and who have never been disciplined by the licensing board of any state or province, shall meet the requirements of s. Psy 2.01 (1)
Psy 2.12 History
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; renum. to be Psy 2.12 (1), cr. (2), (3) and (4), Register, June, 1999, No. 522
, eff. 7-1-99; CR 02-124
: am. Register July 2003 No. 571
, eff. 8-1-03.
Doctoral degrees in psychology outside the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to the supervised experience requirements set forth in s. Psy 2.09 (3)
, all applicants with doctoral degrees in psychology from universities outside the United States and Canada may be required to submit documentation of additional supervised experience within the U.S. Applicants for licensure on the basis of degrees from colleges and universities from outside the United States shall also pass the examination for the professional practice of psychology and may also be required to pass an English proficiency examination approved by the board.
Psy 2.13 History
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1995, No. 473
The following apply to the temporary practice of psychology by a psychologist who is licensed or certified by a similar examining board of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country or province who offers services as a psychologist in this state under s. 455.03
Any portion of a calendar day in which the psychologist provides services in this state is considered one working day.
A psychologist provides psychological services in this state whenever the patient or client is located in this state, regardless of whether the psychologist is temporarily located in this state or is providing services by electronic or telephonic means from the state where the psychologist is licensed.
Psy 2.14 History
Cr. Register, June, 2001, No. 546
, eff. 7-1-01.