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Applications are now being accepted for the February 2019 Certification Examination

05/08/2018 10:40 AM | Office ABPsa (Administrator)

The February 2019 certification examination will take place at the New York Hilton, in New York City. Examination dates are Saturday February 2nd - Monday February 4th.

To be eligible to sit for the ABPsa Certification Exam an applicant must:

  • be a graduate (or candidate, see pre-grad information) from an Institute that is either approved or accredited by the IPA, APsaA or ACPE
  • have a current license to practice or if in a state that does not require licensure to provide additional information
  • submit cases and be prepared to discuss at the examination, cases that meet the following criteria: 
    • patients of different genders
    • patients seen at a frequency of three to five times a week
    • at least one case must be terminated and the other must be at least in the middle phase of analysis
  • be able and prepared to discuss a third patient
  • comply with ethical standards.

In addition to the eligibility items above, for Child & Adolescent Certification, the applicant must submit a:

  • case of a child in the latency phase
  • case of an adolescent
  • brief child report on a third child/adolescent patient (five pages)

The Handbook for Applicants , Handbook for Pre-Grad Applicants, and more information can be found on our website.

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