Dear colleagues and other interested parties,
Thank you for your interest in the work of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. As a member specialty Board of ABPP, our goal is to certify practitioners in cognitive and behavioral psychology.
Board Certified Cognitive and Behavioral Psychologists are health service providers with specialized knowledge and experience that is beyond the basic level of competence. Psychologists who earn our Diploma have met our educational, training, and experience requirements. They have high level skills in areas such as assessment, intervention, consultation, awareness of the science base of the field, supervision, teaching, ethics, diversity issues, and interpersonal interactions. Cognitive and behavioral psychologists engage in independent practice, community service, research, education, and/or training regarding a wide range of problems. They work with children, adolescents, adults, families and other populations. The distinct focus of the specialty is its heavy reliance on an empirical approach and its grounding in learning and behavioral analysis theories. There are four sub-areas of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology: (a) applied behavior analysis, (b) behavior therapy, (c) cognitive-behavior therapy, and (c) cognitive therapy.
Members of the Board, as well as the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (www.aacbp.org), want to help guide you through the process of earning the diploma. You can also request a personal mentor from the Academy, who can serve as your guide.
We appreciate your interest in our specialty. Please contact me directly if I can be of service to you. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Howard Kassinove, PhD, ABPP