Psychology Law Exam: The Pennsylvania Code - Part I

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Test your knowledge on the first half of the PA Code, Title 49, Chapter 41; Section from 41.1 to 41.59 Link: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter41/chap41toc.html

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Question 1

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(41.3) Susan, a licensed psychologist, legally changed her name and address. She should notify the Board, in writing, within how many days?
Answer
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20

Question 2

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(41.7) A clergyman may be recognized by the Board as able to practice psychology without a license if:
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  • His profession is based on a body of knowledge that is psychological in nature, but is demonstrably different
  • His profession is guided by generally accepted standards and regulated by credentials, training and proficiency
  • His profession has academic journals, conferences, and continuing education opportunities
  • All of the above

Question 3

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(41.8) The Board has NO authority to license, regulate, or discipline psychologists, whom provide substance abuse services. In this Commonwealth, this purview falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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(41.8) When providing substance abuse services, a psychologist trainee can be subject to disciplinary action by the Board for all the following reasons EXCEPT:
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  • Practicing outside their areas of competence
  • Receiving supervision provided by an unlicensed psychologist
  • Receiving supervision provided by a licensed psychologist not competent to perform professional substance abuse services
  • Taking too many sick days off

Question 5

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(41.11) You have the right and privilege of calling yourself a "psychologist" only if you have:
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  • A current license
  • Completed internship hours
  • Printed up business cards with the title, "psychologist"
  • Official transcripts from an accredited college or university

Question 6

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(41.11) Licenses expire on _____________ , of each odd-number year, regardless of the date of issuance.
Answer
  • December 1
  • Friday the 13th
  • November 25
  • November 30

Question 7

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(41.11) If your license is about to expire, you must submit your renewal applications by ____________.
Answer
  • April 1
  • November 30
  • December 1
  • December 25

Question 8

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(41.13) To reactivate an expired license, you have to:
Answer
  • Pay a late renewal fee (unless practicing in an exempt setting)
  • Show compliance with continuing education requirements
  • Submit a notarized affidavit identifying periods of time during which the applicant did not practice psychology in this Commonwealth
  • All of the above

Question 9

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(41.26) A licensed psychologist may professionally incorporate with other licensed professionals (e.g. chiropractors, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, teachers, etc). The name of a professional corporation must be approved by the Board prior to its use.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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(41.27) A psychologist may practice under a fictitious name.
Answer
  • Yes
  • No
  • Depends on the Board's approval
  • My cat's breath smells like cat food

Question 11

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(41.32) To meet the requirements for licensure, Kevin must complete his postdoctoral supervised experience. In one year, what is the minimum number of hours that Kevin must accrue to qualify?
Answer
  • 1,750
  • 1,600
  • 1,000
  • 1,200

Question 12

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(41.32) What percent of Kevin's postdoctoral hours must involve diagnosis, assessment, therapy, other interventions, supervision/consultation, and receiving supervision?
Answer
  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 75%
  • 60%

Question 13

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(41.32) Each week, no more than _______ hours but no less than _______ hours of postdoctoral experience may be counted.
Answer
  • 45 hours / 15 hours
  • 100 hours / 60 hours
  • 50 hours / 20 hours
  • 40 hours / 15 hours

Question 14

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(41.33) Cheryll, a supervisor, is required to meet with her psychology resident for an average of at least _______ hours per week.
Answer
  • 1 hour of individual face-to-face supervision
  • 2 hours of individual face-to-face supervision
  • 1/2 hour of phone supervision
  • 2 hours of individual and/or group supervision

Question 15

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(41.33) How long must Cheryll maintain notes or records of her scheduled supervisory sessions?
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  • Until the psychology resident obtains a license
  • At least ten years
  • Whichever is greater
  • None of the above

Question 16

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(41.42) Joseph failed the EPPP exam on his first try. He must wait at least six months, but no more than _____ to retake the exam.
Answer
  • 1 year
  • 8 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 years

Question 17

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(41.42) After repeated failures, Joseph can reapply to take any portion of the EPPP after 60 days?
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 18

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(41.42) After repeated failures, Joseph is not permitted to take more than _______ examinations in any one-year period.
Answer
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
  • 8

Question 19

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(41.43) The Board may waive an examination and grant a license in cases it deems exceptional by virtue of the applicant's International or national reputation for having made an extraordinary contribution to the science or practice of psychology.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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(41.52) Meredith, a psychologist licensed in Canada, cannot practice psychology in this Commonwealth.
Answer
  • No. She must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Yes, but she can only practice temporarily for six months, after a written notification to the Board.
  • Yes. She can practice without any restrictions.
  • No. The Board will deport her back to Canada.

Question 21

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(41.52) Bill holds a current license to practice psychology in New York. The Board can exempt him from re-taking the EPPP in Pennsylvania.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 22

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(41.56) Bindu is a school psychologist, certified by the Department of Education. Can she have a private practice?
Answer
  • Yes, but she must be employed in a Pennsylvanian school as a school psychologist
  • Absolutely yes. Time to put in her 2 weeks notice at the school.
  • No

Question 23

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(41.57) According to the PA code, a psychologist must assure all professional records are maintained for at least how many years after the last date of services rendered.
Answer
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 7

Question 24

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(41.58) A psychologist may employ a graduate student, if he/she bears full responsibility for these services and ensures the welfare of every client/patient.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 25

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(41.59) As a condition of biennial license renewal, a psychologist must complete how many contact hours of acceptable continuing education courses, programs, or activities?
Answer
  • 30
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20

Question 26

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(41.59) Rosemarie has an excess of six contact hours from continuing education courses in ethical issues. These contact hours may be carried over from one biennium to the next.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 27

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(41.59) A psychologist may accrue contact hours by:
Answer
  • All of the above
  • Offering a course in psychology at an accredited college
  • Writing an chapter in a textbook for a commercial publisher
  • Through home study courses with specific learning objectives
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