Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority
As a response to advances that have occurred in psychopharmacology education and training and prescriptive authority legislation in recent years, the American Psychological Association (APA) has established a process to designate postdoctoral education and training programs in psychopharmacology.
The Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority is the body charged with conducting the designation process. The committee reviews applications from programs desiring to be designated by APA and ensures that quality standards are being met.
The designation process is voluntary and will be initiated by the applicant training program.
Interested programs may submit applications, which will be considered by the RxP Designation Committee at its fall 2013 meeting. Applications must be received by the July 1, 2013 deadline.
Applications must be submitted electronically; a single PDF file that is searchable and has bookmarks is preferred.
For more information, please contact Catherine Grus, PhD, or Deborah Baker, JD.
Chair: Marlin C. Hoover, PhD (2013-15)
Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP (2012-14)
Robert McGrath, PhD (2011-13)
Kevin M. McGuinness, PhD, MP (2011-13)
Linda O. Summers, PhD, MPH (2012-14)
Alice M. Young, PhD (2013-15)
Policies, Procedures and Other Resources
Policies and Procedures for Designation (PDF, 32KB)
Criteria for Programs to Apply for Designation (PDF, 64KB)
Application for APA Designation (DOC, 160KB)
Model Legislation for Prescriptive Authority (PDF, 28KB)