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.

  • (NRS 641.0247, NRS 689A.0435 [a])

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.

  • (NRS 689A.0435 [c])

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.

  • (NRS 641.0204, NRS 689A.0435 [d])

Evidence Based Research

research that applies rigorous, systematic and objective procedures to obtain valid knowledge relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

  • (NRS 689A.0435 (e])

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.

  • (NRS 641.0202, NRS 689A.0435 [g])

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.

  • (NRS 641. 0206, NRS 689A.0435 [h])

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

  • (NRS 641.0243)

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.
  2. Unless otherwise approved by the Board, a person may apply to the Board for registration only after they graduate with a doctoral degree from:
    1. a training program which is accredited by the American Psychological Association or a program which meets the requirement of NAC 641.061; or
    2. An institution which meets the requirement of subsection 3 of NAC 641.050.
  3. Registration as a psychological assistant is for 3 years unless otherwise approved by the Board.

Practice of Psychology

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:

    1. Psychological testing and evaluation of personal characteristics, including, without limitation, intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes and neuropsychological function;
    2. Counseling;
    3. Psychoanalysis;
    4. Psychotherapy;
    5. Hypnosis;
    6. Biofeedback;
    7. Analysis and therapy relation to behavior;
    8. Diagnosis and treatment of mental or emotional disorders, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including without limitation, disorders of habit or conduct;
    9. Psychological aspects of physical injury illness, accident, or disability; and
    10. Evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation relating to the academic performance of the patient.

    • (NRS 641.025)