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Board of Directors Meeting

The Academy's Board of Directors held their Spring, 2016, meeting Orlando, FL on June 4.  All Board members were present:  Dr.s Fred Alberts, Jill Breitbach, David Kazar, Mary Ann Norfleet, and Avie Rainwater.  Dr. Alina Suris attended this meeting as a representative from the American Board of Clinical Psychology.

Joint Efforts of the AACP and the American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABCP)

Our AACP board member, Mary Ann Norfleet, PhD, ABPP, attended the American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABCP) board of directors meeting in Boston on April 9.  The two boards are working together to better serve the needs of applicants for board certification and our board certified clinical psychology colleagues

Dr. Norfleet noted that the new exam manual for applicants will be available on the ABPP website June 1st.  Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is now being required for anyone who was board certified after January 1, 2015.  Board Certified Clinical Psychologists who received their certification prior to that date will have the choice of whether or not to "opt in" to MOC.  MOC is required at ten year intervals for those who "opt in" to participation and for those recent board certified specialists who are required to do MOC.

The ABCP has a free mentoring program available to psychologists who are applying for board certification in clinical psychology.  More information is available from ABPP.

Currently ABPP is waiving the application fee for Training Directors of APA approved clinical psychology doctoral programs.

Psychologists with a minimum of 15 years of postdoctoral experience are eligible for the "senior psychologist option" in the board certification process.  This is intended "to bring senior colleagues who have made a contribution to the field into ABCP." 


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