A psychologist is an individual who is licensed to practice psychology which is defined as the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health. The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psycheducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups and the public.
American Psychological Association [1/1/2007: modified definition]
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Psychologist
103TA0700XPsychologist (Adult Development & Aging)
103TB0200XPsychologist (Cognitive & Behavioral)
103TC2200XPsychologist (Clinical Child & Adolescent)
103TE1100XPsychologist (Exercise & Sports)
103TH0100XPsychologist (Independent Practice)
103TM1700XPsychologist (Men & Masculinity)
103TM1800XPsychologist (Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities)
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