Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology
Candidates should have documented coursework in behavioral and cognitive psychology during their graduate or post doctoral training, which can be supplemented by post doctoral Continuing Education activities.
The applicant is required to have completed an acceptable internship program (e.g., an APA accredited or APPIC member internship) and a one-year formal post-doctoral training experience predominantly in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology OR two years of professional experience primarily in behavioral and cognitive psychology.
Documentation of relevant behavioral and cognitive psychology experience is represented by having been supervised in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. In some cases supervision that is not part of a formal doctoral program can be substituted.
Because the practice of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology is multifaceted, candidates may apply (and be examined) in one or more of four areas of emphasis. These areas include: Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral-Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Therapy. Although your self-identification may be in one of these specific areas, it is expected that applicants are conversant in broad-based cognitive and behavioral psychology.
The board recognizes that not all of your experience is exclusively in behavioral and cognitive psychology. However, it is expected that you will belong to, and self-identify with, one or more of the major professional organizations in behavioral and cognitive psychology.