(a) The scope of mandated supervision shall depend upon the specific areas of practice, experience, and training of the supervisee. Mandated supervision shall assure that an appropriate professional standard is being applied to the solution of the problem of a client, and that the laws that govern the practice of psychology and the ethics that guide the practice are understood and followed. The scope of mandated supervision may include enhancement and refinement of previously learned skills, but shall not include introductory training of a supervisee in additional skills, methods, or interventions. Supervision shall include consideration of all of the following areas:
(1) Ethical, legal, and professional standards.
(2) Technical skills and competency.
(3) The utilization of supervision by a supervisee.
(4) The ability of a supervisee to function independently or with reduced supervision.
(b) Specific supervision shall not be required for each person evaluated or treated, or for every treatment, evaluative technique, or professional activity undertaken. Supervisors shall be required to co-sign reports and other appropriate documents.
(c) A licensed psychologist shall be recognized by the board as an appropriate supervisor for a psychological technician supervisee. The board may disapprove of an otherwise qualified psychologist acting as a supervisor for any of the following reasons:
(1) Evidence that he or she is not competent or qualified to supervise a supervisee.
(2) Evidence that he or she has failed to adhere to ethical or legal standards of the profession.
(3) Evidence that there is a lack of congruence between the training, experience, and area of practice of the proposed supervisor and the proposed area of practice of the supervisee.
(4) Evidence that he or she has a license against which disciplinary or remedial action has been taken.
Last modified: May 3, 2021