§2365. Scope of Chapter
A. Members of other professions which are licensed or certified under the laws of
this state shall be permitted to render services consistent with their professional training and
code of ethics, provided they do not represent themselves as psychologists or their work as
psychological. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to those persons duly
licensed as medical psychologists by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.
B. Duly ordained clergy and Christian Science practitioners shall be permitted to
function in their ministerial capacity provided they do not represent themselves as
psychologists, or their work as psychological, unless they have been licensed under the
provisions of this Chapter or Part VI of Chapter 15 of this Title.
C. The following persons may engage in activities defined as the practice of
psychology, provided they do not represent themselves by any title which incorporates the
word "psychologist" and provided they perform their activities under the supervision and
functional authority of a psychologist licensed under this Chapter in accordance with
regulations promulgated by the board:
(1) A matriculated graduate student whose activities constitute a part of the course
of study for a graduate degree in psychology at a school or college.
(2) An individual pursuing post-doctoral training or experience in psychology,
including persons seeking to fulfill the requirements for licensure under this Chapter.
(3) An assistant who is qualified under regulations promulgated by the board and
who is employed by, or otherwise directly accountable to, a psychologist licensed under this
D. Any nonresident duly licensed or certified for independent practice as a
psychologist in the state of his residence, which state will permit residents of this state a like
and similar privilege as provided in this Subsection, may, if an application is submitted to
the board with payment of the appropriate fee, practice as a psychologist for a maximum of
thirty days throughout a calendar year to the same extent and manner as if licensed in this
E. University or college faculty holding an earned doctoral degree in psychology
from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may use the title "psychologist"
in conjunction with their academic or research activities.
F. Unlicensed persons certified by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 17:7.1(D) shall be permitted to perform
their official duties and use the title "certified school psychologist" only within the context
of their employment by a public agency regulated by the State Board of Elementary and
Acts 1987, No. 915, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 2009, No. 251, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 2010;
Acts 2015, No. 255, §1.
NOTE: See Acts 1987, No. 915, §3.