Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 11 - Code of Professional Conduct
Section 11-6 - Psychological testing

Universal Citation: 868 IN Admin Code 11-6

Current through June 21, 2023

Authority: IC 25-33-1-3

Affected: IC 25-33-1

Sec. 6.

(a) For the purpose of the diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders, "psychological testing" means the administration and/or interpretation of measurement instruments, devices, or procedures for the purpose of treatment planning, diagnosis, classification, and/or description of:

(1) intelligence;

(2) mental and emotional disorders and disabilities;

(3) disorders of personality or behavior;

(4) psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and

(5) neuropsychological functioning.

The use of computerized psychological assessment procedures is also included in the scope of this section.

(b) Psychological testing explicitly includes the following three (3) areas:

(1) Intellectual, which includes those normative-based individually administered instruments used to measure functions such as:
(A) abstract reasoning;

(B) fund of knowledge;

(C) problem solving; and

(D) visual motor integration.

(2) Personality and emotional, which includes those instruments used to measure both trait and state aspects of personality and emotional characteristics and functioning.

(3) Neuropsychological, which includes those normative-based instruments used to make inferences about brain and behavior relationships. These relationships include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Sensorimotor functioning.

(B) Attention and concentration skills.

(C) Memory functioning.

(D) Language function.

(E) Concrete and abstract problem solving.

(F) Measures of cognitive flexibility and creativity.

Intellectual assessment may constitute an element of neuropsychological testing.

(c) Except as otherwise provided by law, psychological testing may be administered and interpreted only by a licensed psychologist who is endorsed as a health service provider in psychology, or by a person under the direct supervision of a health service provider in psychology, provided that such supervision is in compliance with this article.

(d) The ability to competently interpret psychological testing requires formal graduate academic training in the following:

(1) Statistics.

(2) Test construction.

(3) Sampling theory.

(4) Tests and measurement.

(5) Individual differences.

(6) Personality theory.

In addition, the interpretation of psychological tests for treatment planning, diagnostic classification, or descriptive purposes requires formal graduate academic training in the areas of abnormal psychology, psychopathology, and psychodiagnosis.

(e) Competent interpretation of psychological testing requires formal supervised training and experience which is ordinarily obtained in a practicum or an internship. Psychologists acquiring competency in testing subsequent to graduate training must obtain supervision by a health service provider in psychology, or, if the experience is not obtained in Indiana, the experience must be supervised by a psychologist who has credentials substantially equal to those required for endorsement as a health service provider in psychology under Indiana law.

State Psychology Board; 868 IAC 1.1-11-6; filed May 1, 1995, 10:45 a.m.: 18 IR 2259; 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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