Definitions & Requirements of Professions

Applied Behavior Analysis: -
means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications using behavioral stimuli and consequences to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior, including without limitation, the use of direct observation, measurement and functional analysis of relations between environment and behavior.
Behavior Therapy: -
Means any interactive therapy derived from evidence-based research, including, without limitation, discrete trial training, early intensive behavioral intervention, intensive intervention programs, pivotal response training, and verbal behavior provided by a licensed psychologist, LBA, LaBA or CABI.
Certified Autism Behavior Interventionist: -
A Person certified as an autism behavior interventionist by this Board and who provides behavior therapy under the supervision of a psychologist, LBA or LaBA.
Evidence Based Research: -
 research that applies rigorous, systematic and objective procedures to obtain valid knowledge relevant to autism spectrum disorders.
Licensed assistant Behavior Analyst: -
A person who holds  current certification as a board certified assistant behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc,  who is licensed by this Board and provides behavioral therapy under the supervision of a LBA or Psychologist.
Licensed Behavior Analyst: -
A person who holds current certification or meets the standards to be certified as a board certified behavior analyst and who is licensed by this Board.
National Examination (Psychologist): -
Means the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology in the form administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and approved for use in this State by the Board.
Practice of Psycholoy: -
Means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods or procedures to prevent or eliminate problematic, unhealthy or undesired behavior and to enhance personal relationships and behavioral an mental health the term includes without limitation, such specialized areas of competences as:
Psychological Assistant: -
1. A person who has registered with the Board as a psychological assistant, who wishes to obtain any postdoctoral supervised experience that is required pursuant to NAC 641.080 for licensure as a psychologist by submitting the appropriate application to the Board.
Psychologist: -
is a graduate of an academic program approved by the Board and is qualified to practice psychology by reason of education, practical training and experience determined by the Board to be satisfactory.