Learn more about how APA and the discipline of psychology work together to define specialization in psychology.

Descriptions, years of initial recognition and years of renewal for each recognized specialty and proficiency.

Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology

Descriptions, years of initial recognition and years of renewal for each recognized specialty and proficiency.
The Commission shall facilitate the development, implementation and review of effective and coordinated policies and procedures to improve quality and process in recognition of specialties and proficiencies in professional psychology.

Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP)

The Commission shall facilitate the development, implementation and review of effective and coordinated policies and procedures to improve quality and process in recognition of specialties and proficiencies in professional psychology.

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About Specialties

Specialties: a defined area of psychological practice which requires advanced knowledge and skills acquired through an organized sequence of education and training.

About Proficiencies

Proficiencies: defined by a core of psychological knowledge and skills, and includes specific methods for how psychologists typically acquire its knowledge and skills.

Recognition

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