Specialty Certification in Professional Psychology

  • Ted Packard
  • Carla J. Reyes


Since the mid 20th century an increasing number of psychologists have provided a variety of psychological services to the public and have identified themselves as “professional psychologists” This rapid development has resulted in psychology being recognized as a profession by our society in a fashion somewhat similar to the traditional professions of medicine, law, and the clergy. In achieving this recognition, professional psychology has had to measure up to five key criteria that define areas of professional and skilled practice in ours and many other societies.


American Psychological Association Health Service Provider Board Certification Professional Psychology Specialty Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted Packard
    • 1
  • Carla J. Reyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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