Specialty Specific Requirements

ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Internship Requirements:

 
A one-year full-time or two-year half-time internship program is required. The internship requirement can be met in one of four ways.  The internship requirement is met if the internship is: 
 
Accredited by the APA or CPA, or
 
Listed in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Directory for the year in which the internship was completed, or
 
Met APPIC equivalency guidelines, or
 
Applicants are listed in the NRHSPP or CRHSPP Directories or hold the CPQ.
 
Post-License Practice Experience:
 
By its nature, the specialty of Counseling Psychology denotes a level of practice requiring preparation beyond doctoral requirements. The postdoctoral requirement includes:
 
Two years of Post-Doctoral Experience  
 
Senior Psychologist Option:
 
Psychologists who meet the above degree, internship, and post-licensing criterion, AND have 15 years or more of post-doctoral experience are eligible for the Senior Psychologist option.  The aim of this program is to bring into ABCoP senior colleagues who have made a contribution to our field. (Also, see the Senior Option under Section on Practice Sample). 
 

 

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