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Licensure and research treatment

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by Ollie123, May 12, 2008.

  1. Ollie123

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    Does anyone know the exact laws regarding this? My understanding is that you do not need to be licensed in the state you are working in to provide supervision if it is categorized as research. Since most treatment laws are state and most research laws are federal, I wasn't sure what category this fell under so it might just be my state, in which case if you aren't from Florida, I'm still curious but its less relevant to the immediate situation:)

    I'm just trying to figure out what can/cannot be considered supervised hours as far as internship is concerned.
     
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    The bolded part is an APPIC question, as their document is where you'd need to include the info and get signed off on by your program, etc.

    As for licensure and supervision, from what I've seen is that most programs (unless 100%) seem to strongly prefer that their professors are licensed, so they don't run afoul in the event they supervisor students in a clinical setting.
     
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    That's why I'm wondering. We have a split since many of our senior faculty no longer supervise in the clinic, just within their own labs. We have some who do both, and then we bring in some outside folks for clinic supervision. However I "think" several core faculty are not licensed in this state, or have let their license here lapse, but are still able to supervise for things like research SCIDs or treatment studies without any legal concerns.

    Just trying to figure out how it works. I'll check with APPIC to see what counts there.
     

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