Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology

Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195372434
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Medicine at Drexel University. She is President of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

A. J Finch, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and former Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. He is the current Past-President of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is former President of the American Board of Clinical Psychology.

Norma P. Simon, Ed.D., ABPP, is a past President of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), as well as Former President of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, Emeritus Director of Training Programs for the New Hope Guild Centers, New York. She also maintained a private practice in New York City for many years.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

1 Who We Are: A Brief History of the American Board of Professional Psychology Russell J. Bent Ralph E. (Ted) Packard Robert W. Goldberg 3

2 Why Seek Board Certification? Christine Maguth Nezu 27

3 Board Certification: A Competency-Based Perspective Nadine J. Kaslow M. Victoria Ingram 37

4 When to Start the Process David R. Cox 47

5 Finding the Right Board Certification for You Thomas J. Boll 55

6 How to Prepare for the Written Examinations in Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology Gregory P. Lee Randy K. Otto 67

7 Preparing the Practice Sample Charme Sturkie Davidson 83

8 Working With a Board-Certified Mentor in the Specialty Joseph E. Talley 97

9 How to Prepare for the Oral Exam Florence W. Kaslow 103

10 The Oral Exam Experience Virginia DeRoma 115

11 The Appeals Process Linda S. Berberoglu Eric York Drogin 129

12 Giving Back to the ABPP W. Michael Nelson, III Kathleen J. Hart 141

13 Professional Development and Lifelong Learning A. J Finch, Jr. 155

14 Pitfalls to Avoid Arthur M. Nezu 163

References 169

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