WSR 09-17-047

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 12, 2009, 11:55 a.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A POLICY STATEMENT OR INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT


Title of Policy/Interpretive Statement: Examining Board of Psychology - Extra Practicum Hours May Qualify as Preinternship Hours.

Issuing Entity: Examining board of psychology (board).

Subject Matter: This interpretive statement describes how the board interprets and grants credit for supervised experience hours earned by an applicant prior to commencing the required internship.

Interpretation: The board will grant "preinternship hours" for any hours earned in a practicum if those hours:


Exceed the required three hundred practicum hours, and
Meet the preinternship supervised experience requirements in WAC 246-924-053.

An applicant submits proof of four hundred hours of practicum supervised experience. These hours are titled "practicum" on the applicant's transcripts. The applicant submits proof that one hundred of the hours meet the requirements of WAC 246-924-053.

The board will grant three hundred of the hours towards the practicum requirement and will count one hundred hours as preinternship hours.

Effective Date: August 1, 2009.

Contact Person: Betty Moe, Program Manager, Health Professions Quality Assurance, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4912.

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