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Mobility and Portability in Psychology


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Mobility and Portability in Psychology

  1. 1. MOBILITY AND PORTABILITY IN PSYCHOLOGY Alex M. Siegel, J.D., Ph.D. Director of Professional AffairsAssociation of State and Provincial Psychology Boards Pennsylvania Psychological Association Convention Harrisburg, Pennsylvania June 20, 2012
  2. 2. PURPOSE OF THIS PRESENTATION Describe what psychologist need to know about mobility and portability  CPQ  National Register  ABPP How to move from one jurisdiction to another How telepsychology or internet practice is different from mobility
  3. 3. WHAT IS ASPPB ? Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards  64 State/Provincial/Territorial psychology regulatory boards/colleges US and Canada  Services to licensing boards, applicants for licensure/registration, licensed psychologists  Goal is to be the international source of information and offer model programs on regulation of psychologists
  4. 4. PSYCHOLOGY IS A REGULATED PROFESSION Canada - by province/territory  10 Provinces  Northwest Territories United States - by state/territory  50 States  Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam  District of Columbia
  5. 5. WHAT IS NEEDED FOR LICENSURE Graduate degree in psychology- -accredited, designated, Supervised professional experience (SPE)  1500 to 6000 hours of SPE Examinations  Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)  Jurisprudence and/or Ethics Exam  Oral Examination, ( in some jurisdictions)
  6. 6. SEQUENCE FOR LICENSUREAcademic ProgramPracticumDissertation/Thesis…InternshipGraduation LicensurePostdoctoral ExperienceTestingLicensure
  7. 7. ENTRY TO INDEPENDENT PRACTICE US Most (49) states require a doctoral degree for licensure as a Psychologist One (1) state (West Virginia) requires a masters degree for licensure as a Psychologist Two (2) jurisdictions also license at masters level for independent practice, different title:  Oregon: Psychological Associate  Vermont: Psychologist - Master
  8. 8.  Five jurisdictions (BC, MB, ON, QC, NB)  Psychologist: doctoral degree  Psychological Associate: masters degree Six jurisdictions (AB, SK, NS, PE, NL, NWT)  Psychologist: doctoral or masters degree Two jurisdictions (QC, NB) have recently changed from masters to doctoral degree
  9. 9. PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATEPROGRAM Must be a recognized psychology program (accredited or designated) Specific courses may be required CPA/APA accredited doctoral program may meet all degree requirements
  10. 10. PENNSYLVANIA REGULATIONS 41.31(4) First time applicants who enrolled in a graduate degree program in psychology or field related to psychology on or after July 1, 2008 will be evaluated under theses regulations. MUST BE FROM APA or CPA ACCREDITED OR ASPPB/NR DESIGNATED PROGRAM
  11. 11.  New 41.32 Shall complete 1 year of acceptable post doc supervised experience First time applicants who commence post doc as of December 6, 2010; 1) 1 year is calculated as at least 12 months consisting of 1750 hours 2) no more than 45 hours and no less than 15 hours may be counted each week 3) At least 50% direct services
  12. 12. PASS RATE OF THE EPPP Doctoral degree first-time takers: 83%  difference between traditional (phd) and professional (psyd) APA/CPA accredited graduates: 78% NON APA/CPA graduates: 53% APA/CPA/APPIC internship: 80% No APA/CPA accredited/APPIC: 54% My impression for the last 12 years in PA are similar to the national numbers
  13. 13.  For those already licensed/registered with no disciplinary sanctions Mechanisms to facilitate mobility:  Certificate of Professional Qualification  Reciprocity Agreement  Mutual Recognition Agreement Interview and jurisprudence exam may be required
  14. 14. CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION Program of ASPPB Individual must meet requirements for CPQ  Currently licensed  5 years being practicing in a jurisdiction  No discipline actions on licensure Includes credentials bank feature – bank credentials Insures your data is available when you need it Fast track toward licensure in another jurisdiction
  15. 15. MOBILITY CHARGES Promote responsible mobility for psychologists in all ASPPB jurisdictions. Keep jurisdictions apprised of developments and issues affecting mobility and continue to offer proactive resolutions to member jurisdictions on emerging professional and legal issues relevant to mobility. Continue implementation, marketing and review of the CPQ, IPC, Credentials Bank and Agreement of Reciprocity programs. Review applications for the ASPPB CPQ, IPC and Agreement of Reciprocity programs.
  16. 16. MOBILITY PROGRAMS CPQCertificate of Professional Qualification Documents that individuals have met certain educational, supervised experience, examination and work history standards, with no adverse discipline actions Now accepted in 44 Jurisdictions In process of being accepted in an additional 3 jurisdictions Recognized in an additional 8 jurisdictions
  17. 17. JURISDICTIONS ACCEPTING CPQ Jurisdictions in Canada: all 10 provinces Jurisdictions in the United States: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, KY, LA, ME, MI, MS, MO, ND, NV, NE, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY
  18. 18. These jurisdictions have “voted” to accept CPQ, and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes for implementation.US  Alaska  Minnesota, *  South Dakota*
  19. 19.  These jurisdictions may waive at least one requirement for applications who hold a CPQ. US  IOWA,  MARYLAND,  MASSACHUSETTS,  MONTANA,  NEW JERSY,  TENNESSEE  WASHINGTON
  21. 21. ASPPB AGREEMENT OF RECIPROCITY 10 jurisdictions (2 provinces, 8 states) Jurisdiction must meet requirements of Agreement to participate Psychologist licensed with no disciplinary sanctions in one participating jurisdiction may seek registration/licensure in another participating jurisdiction Like a treaty but jurisdictions had difficulty with it
  22. 22. MEMBERS OF RECIPROCITY Arkansas Kentucky Manitoba Missouri Nebraska Nevada Oklahoma Ontario Texas Wisconsin
  23. 23. NATIONAL REGISTER The National Register credential is approved or in process of approval in 46 jurisdictions in the US and Canada. The National Register has helped more than 1,300 of our credentialed psychologists easily and quickly apply for licensure in another jurisdiction. BUT must look at each jurisdiction to see what is waived  Taking EPPP,  Educational Requirements  Supervision Requirements (practicum, internship, post-doc)
  24. 24. APBB Some Jurisdictions will accept APBB for mobility  Florida
  25. 25. IPCInterjurisdictional Practice Certificate A mechanism to facilitate temporary practice across jurisdictional lines Credentials (including history of discipline) have been vetted and verified by ASPPB Over 500 individual holders of the certificate Not a fast track to licensure but allow for temporary practice into another jurisdiction  Forensic, Consulting and I/O
  26. 26. ACCEPTS INTERJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE (IPC) Accept IPC  Idaho  Georgia  South Carolina  Kentucky  Mississippi  Ohio
  27. 27. TELEPSYCH OR INTERNET ACROSS JURISDICTIONS Not a license to practice in another jurisdiction Not even physical temporary privilege Possible “agree” by jurisdictions to some how recognize telepsych NURSE COMPACT PHYSICIAN DOD, VA, DOJ  ONLY NEED 1 LICENSE  PRIVILEGE MODEL  FEDERAL MODEL