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Rule 4732-5-01 | Psychological procedures which create a serious hazard to mental health and require professional expertise in psychology.


(A) Consistent with division (A)(7) of section 4732.22 of the Revised Code, persons regulated under other sections of the Revised Code can use hazardous psychological procedures when consistent with their professions, provided they do not hold themselves out to the public by the title "psychologist." As defined in division (A) of section 4732.01 of the Revised Code, using the terms "psychologic," "psychological," or "psychology" in describing the services offered constitutes holding oneself out to the public as a psychologist even though use of the procedures under other names may be permitted, as provided by law.

(B) The following psychological procedures are a serious hazard to mental health as that term is defined in paragraph (L) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code and require professional expertise in psychology:

(1) Psychological and school psychological diagnosis

(2) Psychological and school psychological prescription

(3) Psychological and school psychological client supervision

(4) Hypnotic techniques for diagnostic, treatment, or other psychotherapeutic purposes

(5) Individual intelligence testing, assessment of cognitive processing, or determination of individual intelligence

(6) Personality evaluation

(7) Individual and group psychological psychotherapy

(8) Psychological behavior psychotherapy such as, but not limited to, implosive therapy, aversive therapy, and desensitization

(9) Couples and family psychological psychotherapy

(10) Psychological psychotherapy for sexual dysfunctions or disorders

(11) Psychological pharmacological consultation, as defined by procedures specified in paragraph (C)(3) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4732.06
Amplifies: 4732.01, 4732.06
Five Year Review Date: 9/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 5/17/1976, 12/30/1977, 9/1/1981, 10/1/1990, 7/15/2000, 11/29/2004, 9/7/2015