There is an abundance of information available on the internet for students who are interested in being a licensed psychologist. As a graduate student not so long ago, there was a time when I was overwhelmed with the knowledge base available. As a former member of the Committee for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), I became abreast of some pertinent resources while serving at the Member at Large, Practice (2008-2010). Below is a list of sites that I have compiled. The goal is to provide practice oriented graduate students with information pertinent to the internship process, licensure preparation, and business of psychological practice.
National Register Health Service Provider in Psychology
v American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/
Find information about psychology and membership in APA.
v Internships and Postdoctoral Programs
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) http://www.appic.org/
The APPIC site provides information regarding internship and postdoctoral programs, internship match rates, and resources for internship preparation.
v APAGS Listservs
Stay abreast of current topics related to graduate education and training. Join APAGS listservs targeting clinical psychology.
CLINAPAGS, for students studying clinical psychology
APAGSINTERNSHIP, focused on issues faced by students currently on internship
MENTORS, connecting students with practicing psychologists
Note: To subscribe to any listserv, send an e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following in the BODY of the message (leave the subject line blank): SUBSCRIBE <listserv name in capital letters> <firstname> <lastname>
Example: SUBSCRIBE CLINAPAGS Jill Smith
APA Practice Central http://www.apapracticecentral.org/
As an APAGS member, the Practice Central allows you access to protected content related to the practice of psychology.
Business of Practice: http://www.apapracticecentral.org/business/index.aspx
Staying competitive in the evolving health care marketplace requires you to take an active role in building, managing, marketing and diversifying your practice.
Becoming a Licensed Psychologist: http://www.apapracticecentral.org/ce/tools/index.aspx
Provides steps towards completing licensure and starting a practice.
v Licensure and Certification Information
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) http://www.asppb.net/
ASPPB is the association of psychology licensing boards. Information can be obtained regarding specific jurisdiction requirements for licensure, licensure mobility, and the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) http://www.abpp.org
Interested in establishing a certified specialty area? Visit the ABPP site to obtain information about becoming a board certified psychologist. Specialty areas cover a variety of areas such as clinical, health, school, counseling, and neuropsychology.
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology http://www.nationalregister.org
The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology credentials doctoral level psychologists, offer free continuing education, and work closely with doctoral level psychology students to verify and bank their credentials.
v APA Divisions for Student Practitioners
Find your niche within the psychology field by joining an
APA Division that fits your career goals.
v Transitioning to an Early Career Psychologist
Get connected through
APA Early Career Psychologist. The link provides information regarding financial planning, licensure, and career development.
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