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

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.