Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology

Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology


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Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology by Fred Alberts, Jr., Christopher Ebbe, David Kazar

The guide discusses how to find the right mentor, set realistic preparation timelines, create exemplary practice samples, and prepare for the oral exam. It provides examples of application elements such as professional work statements, practice examples, oral exam questions, and excerpts from a simulated transcript of an oral exam session. Helpful tips and handy checklists reinforce each stage of the process. The guide examines and dispels myths surrounding Board Certification that promote unnecessary anxiety, and offers examples of pitfalls to avoid during the application process. Key Features: Provides practical advice for successfully obtaining Board Certification in Clinical Psychology Is the only guide available that focuses exclusively on the Clinical Psychology certification Authored by experienced clinical psychologists who have long served as ABPP examiners and mentors to applicants, as well as leaders in the ABPP Academies Contains examples of application elements, including professional statements, practice samples, and oral exam questions Includes excerpts from a simulated transcript of an oral exam session

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826199812
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 954,006
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Fred, L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP, has been in independent practice in Tampa, Florida since 1984. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Alberts is Immediate Past Chief of Psychological and Neuropsychological services at the Tampa General Hospital. He is Assistant Professor of the Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida. A Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Alberts is Past-President of the American Academy of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is author of numerous publications in refereed journals and is Editor of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Alberts is also Co-Editor with Theodore H. Blau, PhD, of The Cue Book: A Courtroom Companion and the Forensic Psychology Documentation Sourcebook, Second Edition.

Christopher E. Ebbe, PhD, has served as Psychology Training Coordinator for the San Bernardino, CA, County Department of Behavioral Health for the past 30 years, treating clients and training new psychologists, including 200 doctoral psychology interns and over 100 post-doctoral residents. Dr. Ebbe is Board Certified (ABPP) in clinical psychology and is Past President of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (2009-2011). He served as ABPP (Clinical) regional examination coordinator for several years. He was also President of the Inland Psychological Assocation (CA) several times. Dr. Ebbe was awarded the California Psychological Association's Silver Psi and several commendations from San Bernardino County for outstanding service. He is Chair-Elect of ABPP's Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies. Dr. Ebbe is the author of How To Feel Good About Yourself: Twelve Key Steps to Positive Self-Esteem (2003, 2008).

David B. Kazar, PhD, ABPP, is employed by the Veterans Administration in San Antonio, Texas, where he provides tele-health services and service supervision to outlying facilities. His independent clinical practice, spanning approximately 20 years, provides assessment and psychotherapy services in various venues and populations including forensic assessment services. Dr. Kazar is recipient of APA's Heiser Award for Legislative Activism and Past President of the Florida Psychological Association. He is Member-at-Large for Communications of APA's Division on Psychologists in Public Service. Dr. Kazar is currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Secretary of the Board of Directors, and serves on the Membership Committee. He is a Member of the Florida Association of Board Certified Psychologists where he serves on the Legislative and Policy Committee and Representative for Board Certified Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Kazar is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. An Introduction to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology

Chapter 2. Making the Commitment to Obtain Board Certification and Getting Started

Chapter 3. Stage II: Practice Samples - The Professional Statement

Chapter 4. Stage II: Practice Samples – Assessment and Intervention Samples

Chapter 5. Stage III: The Oral Examination

Chapter 6. Life After Examination


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