Counseling Psychology

Individual, group, and community intervention for emotional, behavioral, vocational, and mental health problems using preventive, developmental, and remedial approaches, and the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral disorders.


The American Board of Counseling Psychology (ABCoP) is one of the original specialties recognized in 1947 when the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) was founded. The ABCoP is responsible for establishing criteria related to the definition, education, training, competencies, and examination leading to certification as a specialist in Counseling Psychology. The ABCoP is governed by a board composed of members certified in Counseling Psychology who represent the specialty on a national basis.

To read about the experiences of some who have gone throught the ABCoP process, click on these links:


Meet A Board Certified Psychologist


Read About Yet Another Experience


To apply for board certification in Counseling Psychology:

1) Please review the Generic Requirements and the Specialty Specific Requirements

2) Complete the Online Application


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