(a)  Except as provided for in this Rule, Rule .1610 of this Chapter, and Rule .1703 of this Chapter, applicants and individuals who have yet to apply for licensure shall not practice or offer to practice psychology without supervision. With the exception of those activities which are exempt from licensure as stipulated in G.S. 90-270.138, all activities comprising the practice of psychology shall be subject to supervision by a supervisor. A minimum of one hour per week of face-to-face individual supervision shall be required in any week in which an applicant practices psychology. Supervision shall be provided by an individual who shall be recognized as an appropriate supervisor of licensees as defined in Rule .2001 of this Section.

(b)  An applicant who is not practicing or offering to practice psychology in North Carolina shall not be required to receive supervision.

(c)  An applicant shall keep a written, notarized supervision contract form on file in the Board's office at all times. A supervision contract form shall document either that supervision is required and shall be received, or that supervision is not required.

(d)  An initial written, notarized supervision contract form shall be filed along with the application form. The contents of the contract form can be found in Rule .1701(a)(3) of this Chapter. A new supervision contract form shall be filed within 30 days of a change in the conditions specified in the supervision contract form on file with the Board and within 30 days after receiving written notification from the Board that the filing of a new form is necessary to provide for the protection of the public or the regulation of the practice of psychology.

(e)  Supervision reports shall be submitted upon termination of supervision, when there is a change in the conditions specified in the supervision contract form on file with the Board, or at any time that the supervisor has concerns regarding the supervisee's performance. The report form shall include the following:

(1)           legal name;

(2)           license number;

(3)           mailing address, email address and telephone number;

(4)           work setting covered by report;

(5)           if work at the setting has been terminated;

(6)           dates covered by the report;

(7)           supervisor's name and license number;

(8)           number of hours of supervision;

(9)           number of supervision sessions;

(10)         number of hours supervisee engaged in activities requiring supervision;

(11)         number of hours supervisee engaged in health service activities;

(12)         ratings of supervisee; and

(13)         if supervisee was unemployed or not practicing psychology in North Carolina.

(f)  Additional monitoring and reporting to the Board shall be required in cases where the Board determines by reviewing previous supervision reports or other information (e.g., reference letters, ethical complaints, etc.) problems in the supervisee's failure to practice in accordance with G.S. 90-270.148(a). Additional documentation or an interview with the Board or its designated representative(s) may be required when questions arise regarding the supervisee's practice due to information supplied or omitted on supervision contract forms and reports or when required forms are not filed with the Board.

(g)  Contract and report forms can be obtained from the Board's website.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.139(c); 90-270.143;

Eff. April 1, 1994;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1993, for a period of 180 Days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1997;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2021.