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12-43-201. Definitions.

Statute text

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Board" includes the state board of psychologist examiners, the state board of social work examiners, the state board of licensed professional counselor examiners, the state board of marriage and family therapist examiners, the state board of registered psychotherapists, and the state board of addiction counselor examiners.

(1.3) "Certificate holder" means an addiction counselor certified pursuant to this article.

(1.5) "Certified addiction counselor" means a person who is an addiction counselor certified pursuant to this article.

(1.7) "Director" means the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies.

(1.8) "Division" means the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies.

(2) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 1841, 17, effective August 2, 2000.)

(3) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-187), ch. 285, p. 1278, 7, effective July 1, 2011.)

(3.5) "Licensed addiction counselor" means a person who is an addiction counselor licensed pursuant to this article.

(4) (Deleted by amendment, L. 98, p. 1107, 4, effective July 1, 1998.)

(5) "Licensed professional counselor" means a person who is a professional counselor licensed pursuant to this article.

(5.5) "Licensed social worker" means a person who:

(a) Is a licensed social worker or licensed clinical social worker; and

(b) Is licensed pursuant to this article.

(6) "Licensee" means a psychologist, social worker, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, or addiction counselor licensed pursuant to this article.

(7) "Marriage and family therapist" means a person who is a marriage and family therapist licensed pursuant to this article.

(7.5) "Professional relationship" means an interaction that is deliberately planned or directed, or both, by the licensee, registrant, or certificate holder toward obtaining specific objectives.

(7.7) (a) "Provisional license" means a license or certification issued pursuant to section 12-43-206.5.

(b) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-187), ch. 285, p. 1278, 7, effective July 1, 2011.)

(7.8) (a) "Provisional licensee" means a person who holds a provisional license pursuant to section 12-43-206.5.

(b) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-187), ch. 285, p. 1278, 7, effective July 1, 2011.)

(8) "Psychologist" means a person who is a psychologist licensed pursuant to this article.

(9) (a) "Psychotherapy" means the treatment, diagnosis, testing, assessment, or counseling in a professional relationship to assist individuals or groups to alleviate mental disorders, understand unconscious or conscious motivation, resolve emotional, relationship, or attitudinal conflicts, or modify behaviors that interfere with effective emotional, social, or intellectual functioning. Psychotherapy follows a planned procedure of intervention that takes place on a regular basis, over a period of time, or in the cases of testing, assessment, and brief psychotherapy, psychotherapy can be a single intervention.

(b) It is the intent of the general assembly that the definition of psychotherapy as used in this article be interpreted in its narrowest sense to regulate only those persons who clearly fall within the definition set forth in this subsection (9).

(9.1) (a) "Registered psychotherapist" means a person:

(I) Whose primary practice is psychotherapy or who holds himself or herself out to the public as being able to practice psychotherapy for compensation; and

(II) Who is registered with the state board of registered psychotherapists pursuant to section 12-43-702.5 to practice psychotherapy in this state.

(b) "Registered psychotherapist" also includes a person who:

(I) Is a licensed school psychologist licensed pursuant to section 22-60.5-210 (1) (b), C.R.S.;

(II) Is practicing outside of a school setting; and

(III) Is registered with the state board of registered psychotherapists pursuant to section 12-43-702.5.

(9.3) "Registrant" means a psychologist candidate, marriage and family therapist candidate, or licensed professional counselor candidate registered pursuant to section 12-43-304 (7), 12-43-504 (5), or 12-43-603 (5), respectively, or a registered psychotherapist.

(9.5) to (10) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-187), ch. 285, p. 1278, 7, effective July 1, 2011.)

History

Source: L. 88: Entire article R&RE, p. 536, 1, effective July 1. L. 89: (10) amended, p. 696, 1, effective April 15. L. 92: (7.5) added and (9) amended, p. 2033, 1, effective July 1. L. 98: (1), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (10) amended and (5.5), (9.3), and (9.5) added, p. 1107, 4, effective July 1. L. 2000: (2) and (10) amended and (9.7) added, p. 1841, 17, effective August 2. L. 2005: (5.5)(a) and (9.3) amended, p. 126, 2, effective August 8. L. 2006: (7.7) and (7.8) added, p. 1204, 5, effective May 26. L. 2008: (1.5), (1.7), and (3.5) added and (6) amended, p. 416, 3, effective August 5. L. 2011: IP, (1), (3), (6), (7.5), (7.7), (7.8)(b), (9), (9.3), (9.5), (9.7), and (10) amended and (1.3), (1.8), and (9.1) added, (SB 11-187), ch. 285, p. 1278, 7, effective July 1.