(225 ILCS 15/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5352)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
As used in this Act:
(1) "Department" means the Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation.
(2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
(3) "Board" means the Clinical Psychologists
Licensing and Disciplinary Board appointed by the Secretary.
(4) "Person" means an individual, association,
partnership or corporation.
(5) "Clinical psychology" means the independent
evaluation, classification and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral or nervous disorders or conditions, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, the psychological aspects of physical illness. The practice of clinical psychology includes psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation, the use of psychological and neuropsychological testing, assessment, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavioral modification when any of these are used for the purpose of preventing or eliminating psychopathology, or for the amelioration of psychological disorders of individuals or groups. "Clinical psychology" does not include the use of hypnosis by unlicensed persons pursuant to Section 3.
(6) A person represents himself to be a "clinical
psychologist" within the meaning of this Act when he or she holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychological", "psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology", or "clinical psychologist" or under such title or description offers to render or renders clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph (7) of this Section to individuals, corporations, or the public for remuneration.
(7) "Clinical psychological services" refers to any
services under paragraph (5) of this Section if the words "psychological", "psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology" or "clinical psychologist" are used to describe such services by the person or organization offering to render or rendering them.
This Act shall not apply to persons lawfully carrying on their particular
profession or business under any valid existing regulatory Act of the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)