Modified codes 1/1/2019

103G00000X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers the Clinical Neuropsychologist definition changed to:

Clinical Neuropsychologist
A clinical psychologist who applies principles of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. The specialty is dedicated to enhancing the understanding of brain‐behavior relationships and the application of such knowledge to human problems.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TA0400X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Addiction (Substance Use Disorder) definition changed to:

Addiction (Substance Use Disorder)
A psychologist with a proficiency that involves the application of psychological treatment of addiction stemming from the use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances (e.g., nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin) or behavioral addictions (e.g., gambling) with the aim of cessation or reduction of use and/or the amelioration of emotional, behavioral, interpersonal and other problems arising from the addictive behavior.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA proficiency is "Addiction Psychology."

103TA0700X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Adult Development & Aging definition changed to:

Adult Development & Aging
A psychologist who specializes in geropsychology, which applies the knowledge and methods of psychology to understanding and helping older persons and their families to maintain well-being, overcome problems and achieve maximum potential during later life. Professional geropsychology appreciates the wide diversity among older adults, the complex ethical issues that can arise in geriatric practice and the importance of interdisciplinary models of care.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Geropsychology."

103TC0700X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Clinical definition changed to:

Clinical
A psychologist who provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families; consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice. It is a specialty in breadth — one that is broadly inclusive of severe psychopathology — and marked by comprehensiveness and integration of knowledge and skill from a broad array of disciplines within and outside of psychology proper. The scope of clinical psychology encompasses all ages, multiple diversities and varied systems.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TC2200X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Clinical Child & Adolescent definition changed to:

Clinical Child & Adolescent
A psychologist who develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context. Of particular importance to the specialty of clinical child psychology is an understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents, and how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and health status of children and adolescents.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Clinical Child Psychology."

103TB0200X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Cognitive & Behavioral definition changed to:

Cognitive & Behavioral
A psychologist who reflects an experimental-clinical approach distinguished by use of principles of human learning and development and theories of cognitive processing to promote meaningful change in maladaptive human behavior and thinking.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology."

103TC1900X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Counseling definition changed to:

Counseling
A psychologist who specializes in general practice and health service. It focuses on how people function both personally and in their relationships at all ages. Counseling psychology addresses the emotional, social, work, school and physical health concerns people may have at different stages in their lives, focusing on typical life stresses and more severe issues with which people may struggle as individuals and as a part of families, groups and organizations. Counseling psychologists help people with physical, emotional and mental health issues improve their sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. They also provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of more severe psychological symptoms.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TE1100X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Exercise & Sports definition changed to:

Exercise & Sports
A psychologist with a proficiency in sports psychology that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations. APA recognizes sport psychology as a proficiency acquired after a doctoral degree in one of the primary areas of psychology and licensure as a psychologist. This proficiency does not include those who have earned a doctoral degree in sport psychology but are not licensed psychologists.

Sport Psychology interventions are designed to assist athletes and other sports participants (e.g., coaches, administrators, parents) from a wide array of settings, levels of competition, and ages, ranging from recreational youth participants to professional and Olympic athletes to master's level performers.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Sport Psychology."

103TF0000X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Family definition changed to:

Family
A psychologist whose specialty is founded on principles of systems theory with the interpersonal system of the family the focus of assessment, intervention and research.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Couple and Family Psychology."

103TF0200X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Forensic definition changed to:

Forensic
A psychologist whose specialty is characterized by activities primarily intended to provide professional psychological expertise within the judicial and legal systems.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TP2701X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Group Psychotherapy definition changed to:

Group Psychotherapy
A psychologist who specializes in group psychology and group psychotherapy that is an evidenced-based specialty that prepares group leaders to identify and capitalize on developmental and healing possibilities embedded in the interpersonal/intrapersonal functioning of individual group members as well as collectively for the group. Emphasis is placed on the use of group dynamics to assist and treat individual group members. The specialty is applicable to all age groups, children, adolescents, adults and older adults, for a wide variety of conditions and concerns, and in numerous and diverse settings.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy."

103TH0004X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Health definition changed to:

Health
A psychologist who specializes in clinical health psychology that investigates and implements clinical services across diverse populations and settings to promote health and well-being and to prevent, treat, and manage illness and disability.

Clinical health psychology sees health as the confluence of psychological, social, cultural, and biological factors and applies this understanding to professional activities including:
  • Research
  • Clinical services
  • Consulting with, educating, and supervising other health care providers and psychologists
  • Advising organizations, institutions, the public, and policymakers
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org
Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Clinical Health Psychology."

103TP0016X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Prescribing (Medical) definition changed to:

Prescribing (Medical)
A licensed, doctoral-level psychologist authorized to prescribe and has undergone specialized education and training in preparation for prescriptive practice and has passed an examination accepted by the state board of psychology relevant to establishing competence for prescribing, and has received from the state board of psychology a current certificate granting prescriptive authority, which has not been revoked or suspended.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TP0814X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Psychoanalysis definition changed to:

Psychoanalysis
A psychologist whose specialty is distinguished from other specialties by its body of knowledge and its intensive treatment approaches. It aims at structural changes and modifications of a person's personality. Psychoanalysis promotes awareness of unconscious, maladaptive and habitually recurrent patterns of emotion and behavior, allowing previously unconscious aspects of the self to become integrated and promoting optimal functioning, healing and creative expression.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TR0400X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the Rehabilitation definition changed to:

Rehabilitation
A psychologist who specializes in the study and application of psychological principles on behalf of persons who have disability due to injury or illness. Rehabilitation psychologists, often within teams, assess and treat cognitive, emotional, and functional difficulties, and help people to overcome barriers to participation in life activities. Rehabilitation psychologists are involved in practice, research, and advocacy, with the broad goal of fostering independence and opportunity for people with disabilities.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org

103TS0200X
 
Under the Behavioral Health & Social Service Providers; Psychologist the School definition changed to:

School
A psychologist whose specialty is concerned with the science and practice of psychology with children, youth, families; learners of all ages; and the schooling process. The basic education and training of school psychologists prepares them to provide a range of psychological diagnosis, assessment, intervention, prevention, health promotion, and program development and evaluation services with a special focus on the developmental processes of children and youth within the context of schools, families and other systems.

School psychologists are prepared to intervene at the individual and system level, and develop, implement, and evaluate preventive programs. In these efforts, they conduct ecologically valid assessments and intervene to promote positive learning environments within which children and youth from diverse backgrounds to ensure that all have equal access to effective educational and psychological services that promote healthy development.
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org