|Posted by Jon Chandler on March 2, 2014 at 2:10 PM|
I want to hold myself and other colleagues accountable for learning and implementing the material we are learning in our Post-doc Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology so that we will pass the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (AKA PEP) the first go-round.
Here is a brief introduction to what the heck all that means!
A Post-doc Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology is a post-doctoral degree that can only be obtained when the following prerequisites have been met:
Licensed clinical psychologist
BA in clinical psychology, sociology, or related field
MA in psychology (can be obtained interim)
Supervised by licensed clinician for 1500 pre-doc hours
Doctorate in psychology (Either PsyD, or PhD)
Sup. by licensed psychologist for 1500 post-doc hours
Successful passing of the National Exam
In the United States that is the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology, or EPPP
Successful passing of the State Ethical Exam
In California it is the California Psychology Supplemental Examination, or CPSE
Accepted application and initial fee to State of licensure
California Board of Psychology, or CA BOP
Preferred to be actively practicing as a psychologist
Time, dedication and money for the course work ahead
Passing of the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists, the PEP
In Louisiana, it is required to become licensed as a psychologist and medical psychologist, and
Consult with a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or medical psychologist for 3 years
I hope this gives you a helpful introduction to the field of medical psychology, prescribing psychology, psychopharmacology, or otherwise known as pharmacopsychology — more on this next time!
Thanks for reading!
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Dr. Jon Chandler