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24.189.301    DEFINITIONS

As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Defined professional relationship" means a relationship in which a licensee or license applicant provides diagnostic, assessment and/or therapeutic services to a client. A defined professional relationship shall be initially established in a context where services are provided:

(a) in person and face-to-face; or

(b) transmitted via electronic or related methods. If provided under this subsection, the context must also be:

(i) two-way;

(ii) interactive;

(iii) real-time;

(iv) simultaneous;

(v) continuous; and

(vi) providing for both audio and visual interaction.

(2) "One year's academic residency" means 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours earned on a full-time or part-time basis at the educational institution granting the doctoral degree.

(a) The residency must be accumulated in not less than nine months and not more than 18 months and must include student-to-faculty contact involving face-to-face (personal) group courses. Such educational meetings must:

(i) include both faculty-to-student and student-to-student interaction;

(ii) be conducted by the psychology faculty of the institution at least 90 percent of the time;

(iii) be fully documented by the institution; and

(iv) relate substantially to the program and course content.

(b) An internship requirement cannot be used to fulfill the academic year requirements of the residency.

(c) The institution must clearly document its assessment and evaluation of the applicant's performance.

(3) "Psychological resident" means a supervisee following board approval of a supervised postdoctoral supervision proposal. This title shall be:

(a) used only in conjunction with activities and services of the postdoctoral supervised training to fulfill the experience requirements;

(b) used for a maximum of five years; and

(c) identified for clients, third-party payers, and other entities.

History: 37-1-131, 37-17-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-17-101, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 307, Eff. 2/28/03, AMD, 2004 MAR p. 1474, Eff. 7/2/04; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2282; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 348, Eff. 3/23/07.

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