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Psych Licensure Exam

Psych Licensure Exam

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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE
)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIF'PINES
)
First Regular Session
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Introduced
by
Senator Antonio
"Sonny"
F. Trillanes
IV
EXPLANATORY NOTE
This bill seeks to set a national standard for the practice of clinical psychology andpsychometrics (psychological testing) through
1.
creating a clinical psychology and psychometrics board tasked to oversee the practice ofthe profession as well as to issue licenses to its practitioners;
2.
defining the scope of the nature of practice psychologists and psychometricians;
3.
setting the criteria or qualification for the licensure of the practitioners of the profession;
4.
mandating the criteria for the granting of such licenses; and
5.
prescribing penalties for violators of the Act.This bill addresses the need of the public for protection from exploitation and injury, intentionalor unintentional, either by quacks or even well-meaning individuals who are not adequately-trained to practice this complex clinical skill. In this light, there is also a need for clinicalpsychologists and psychometricians to regulate their profession and render their specializedservices with assurance and confidence at
a
reasonable level of competence and accountability.The passage of this measure will serve to strengthen the psychology profession, uplift itsstandards, and safeguard the interest
of
the public.In view
of
the foregoing, the immediate approval of this bill is earnestly sought.
ANhOhIO "SONNY"
F.
TRILLANES
IV
Senator
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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS OF THJI
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
)
First Regular Session
1
Introduced
by
Senator Antonio
“Sonny”
F.
Trillanes
IV
AN
ACTTO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ANDPSYCHOMETRICS CREATING
FOR
THIS PURPOSE
A
PROFESSIONALREGULATORY BOARD OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
AND
PSYCHOMETRICS,APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be in enacted by the Senate and House
of
Representatives
of
the Philippines
in
Congressassembled:
ARTICLE
I
TITLESECTION
1.
Title.
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This Act shall be
known
as the
“Philippine Clinical Psychologyand Psychometrics Act
of
2008”.
ARTICLE
II
STATEMENT
OF
POLICYSEC.
2.
Statement
of
Policy.
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The Sate recognizes the importance of clinicalpsychologists and psychometricians in nation-building and development. Hence, it shall nurturecompetent, upright and assiduous clinical psychologists and psychometricians whose standardsof practice and service shall be excellent and globally competitive through the administration ofviolable, effective and credible licensure examinations and the imposition and promotion
of
regulatory measures, programs and activities that enhance their professional growth and well-being.
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ARTICLE
LU
DEFINITION OF TERMS
SEC.
3.
Definition
of
Terms.
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As used in this Act, the following, terms shall have the
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following meanings:(a)“Clinical Psychology” is the scientific study of the diagnosis and treatment ofpsychological (Le., mental and/or emotional and/or behavioral) problems.“Practice of Clinical Psychology” consists of the diagnosis and treatment ofpersons with perceived or actual psychological (Le., mental and/or emotionaland/or behavioral) concerns and/or problems. Clinical psychologists specialize inemploying scientifically-sound and/or proven methods to help persons withpsychological problems adjust to the demands of life. The practice of clinicalpsychology includes, but is not limited to:1)Administering, scoring
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interpreting results of psychological testsincluding projective techniques, for the purpose of diagnosing functioning,composing a written integrated report on the nature and quality of suchpsychological problems and dysfunction, if any, ascribing a prognosis forindividual clients or patients, and suggesting
or
offering
a
plan forpsychotherapeutic sessions
or
activities;(b)
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Interviewing, counseling and/or rendering psychotherapeutic services toclients or patients, including their families or support groups whenever calledfor, directed at modifying maladaptive behaviors which are not attributable toorganic causes;
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Appearing as an expert witness in judicial or other proceedings involving,necessitating or otherwise relating to, psychological intervention;
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Teaching courses in, or otherwise educating others about clinical psychologyand psychometrics
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