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 Classification
103TA0400XAddiction (Substance Use Disorder)
103TA0700XAdult Development & Aging
103TB0200XCognitive & Behavioral
103TC2200XClinical Child & Adolescent
103TE1100XExercise & Sports
103TM1700XMen & Masculinity
103TM1800XMental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
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