Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 11 - Code of Professional Conduct
Section 11-5 - Psychology practice

Universal Citation: 868 IN Admin Code 11-5

Current through June 21, 2023

Authority: IC 25-33-1-3

Affected: IC 25-33-1

Sec. 5.

(a) A psychologist shall perform evaluations, diagnostic services, or interventions only within the context of a professional relationship.

(b) A psychologist's assessments, recommendations, reports, and psychological diagnostic or evaluative statements must be based on information and techniques (including personal interviews of the individual when appropriate) sufficient to appropriately substantiate the findings.

(c) When advice is rendered through:

(1) public lectures or demonstrations;

(2) newspaper or magazine articles;

(3) radio;

(4) cable or television programs;

(5) by mail; or

(6) by similar media;

the psychologist shall utilize the most current relevant data and exercise the highest level of professional judgment. Individual assessments or advice shall not be rendered without complete and thorough evaluations.

(d) A psychologist offering scoring and interpretation services shall be able to produce appropriate evidence for the validity of the programs and procedures used in arriving at the interpretations or scores. The public offering of an automated interpretation service is considered a professional-to-professional consultation, and the psychologist shall not offer such scoring and interpretation services to patients or clients outside of a professional relationship.

(e) A psychologist who uses computerized scoring and interpretation services shall have training in the following:

(1) Principles of psychometric theory and practice.

(2) Personality theory.

(3) Individual psychopathology.

(4) The use and interpretation of personality assessment procedures.

State Psychology Board; 868 IAC 1.1-11-5; filed Jun 13, 1986, 10:00 a.m.: 9 IR 2929; filed Dec 27, 1993, 9:00 a.m.: 17 IR 1003; readopted filed Apr 23, 2001, 11:30 a.m.: 24 IR 2896; readopted filed Oct 4, 2007, 3:32 p.m.: 20071031-IR-868070065RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:24 a.m.: 20131225-IR-868130289RFA

Readopted filed 11/25/2019, 12:24 p.m.: 20191225-IR-868190190RFA

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