(a)  Except as provided for in this Rule, in 21 NCAC 54 .1610, and in 21 NCAC 54 .1703, applicants and individuals who have yet to apply 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. 90-270.4, all activities comprising the practice of psychology shall be subject to review 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 or nonlicensed individual 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 or a nonlicensed individual 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.  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.  Additional monitoring and reporting to the Board may be required in cases where previous evaluations or other information (e.g., reference letters, ethical complaints, etc.) suggests possible problems in the supervisee's competence or adherence to ethical standards.  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.

(f)  Contract and report forms shall be provided by the Board.


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

Authority G.S. 90-270.5(c); 90-270.9;

Eff. April 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1997.