EPPP Fundamentals: Review for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology

EPPP Fundamentals: Review for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology

by Bret Moore, Anne Klee
     
 

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"I am very pleased to see EPPP Fundamentals, a concise, compact presentation of essential information, that does not overwhelm the reader who is already feeling some anxiety about the upcoming exam. This is an effi cient alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses, and is now at the top of my list of recommendations for our graduates."

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"I am very pleased to see EPPP Fundamentals, a concise, compact presentation of essential information, that does not overwhelm the reader who is already feeling some anxiety about the upcoming exam. This is an effi cient alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses, and is now at the top of my list of recommendations for our graduates."

Richard Tedeschi, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

This authoritative guide to the EPPP provides an affordable, concise, and comprehensive review of core exam content and includes over 300 sample questions. The guide goes beyond merely "teaching the test" through rote memorization. Instead, it covers the eight content domains of the EPPP and their knowledge areas in a step-by-step, narrative, and review format. The book also includes contributions from the directors of top psychology training and internship programs in the United States. The combined approach of providing a comprehensive review from true content experts helps users gain the depth and breadth of knowledge required for passing the exam, and mirrors how doctoral-level courses are commonly taught.

The review gives test-takers an orientation to the EPPP by covering the development and format of the exam along with successful test-taking strategies. Chapters covering EPPP content domains each include a comprehensive review of the material, key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings for more in-depth study. Reflecting the test's presentation, chapter authors cover each subject domain according to the ASPPB's EPPP Information for Candidates Guide. Chapters are written by clinical supervisors and faculty directly involved in training interns, residents, and fellows in psychology. In addition to sample exam questions with answers in each chapter, a bonus section of 100 questions gives readers practice in taking this high-stakes test.

Key Features:



• Presents an in-depth, comprehensive content review that goes beyond "teaching the test"
• Provides an affordable alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses
• Written and edited by directors of the foremost training, internship, and postdoctoral fellowship programs
• Includes key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings in each chapter
• Presents over 300 sample questions and answers

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is the national standardized test for psychology licensure. This is a study guide for the test.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate budding psychologists about the major topic areas included on the EPPP.
Audience: Clinical psychology students preparing for the EPPP are the intended audience. The book is written at an appropriate level, but some of the contributing authors are graduate students who are not yet licensed.
Features: Each chapter covers a major section of the EPPP. The first noticeable omission is a chapter on industrial and organizational psychology. This is a section of the test and it is frequently the area that clinical psychologists are least familiar with. Thus, it would be expected that any book would have this as a major focus. There are study tips and reviews of the topic areas in each chapter, as well as practice questions. Unfortunately, these are not all accurate. For example, a practice question about symptom validity asks readers to choose the one option that is not true, but all the options are true. In this case, even the explanation provided in the answer is inaccurate, reflecting a lack of knowledge about the area. Some of the concepts and terminology also are outdated. Given some of the inaccuracies and outdated information on the EPPP test itself, this may not be a concern, but certainly it should be taken into account. There is a reasonable amount of information in each chapter, although it is limited. Although the book could be a good review just before the test, its brevity may be too pronounced to be adequate preparation for the EPPP over the weeks or months ahead of time. On the back cover, an endorsement states, "This is an efficient alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses," but other EPPP study guides often contain 4-6 volumes, each one equal in length to this book, to give some idea of relatively cursory nature of this book.
Assessment: Although it would be every student's dream to be able to study for such an important exam with a short book, this one falls short of providing an accurate and comprehensive study guide. It is most suitable as a complement to other study strategies rather than an alternative.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826199737
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/04/2013
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
356,003
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL and the postdoctorate Master of Science degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. He is founder of Military Psychology Consulting and Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is licensed as a Prescribing Psychologist by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners and board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the author and editor of ten books including, Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Intergrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy, Overcoming Anxiety, Military Psychologists' Desk Reference, Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists: Prescribing and Collaborative Roles, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Living and Surviving in Harm's Way, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life After Deployment, Handbook of Counseling Military Couples and Veterans and Active Duty Military Homework Planner.He also writes a biweekly newspaper column entitled, Kevlar for the Mind, which is published by Military Times. His views and opinions on clinical psychology have been quoted in the USA Today, New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, BBC, CBC, CBS, and Fox News.

Anne S. Klee, Ph.D., CPRP completed her graduate work at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY and her undergraduate work at Columbia University, New York, NY. After completing predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, she accepted a position at VA Connecticut Healthcare System where she has worked for the past ten years. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is the President-Elect of the Division of Psychologists in Public Service (18) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the APA Committee for Assessment and Training in Recovery. She is licensed in Connecticut.

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