The North Carolina Association of Professional Psychologists organization is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of psychology and to improving the provision of psychological services to the public. Our goal is to provide the information, resources, and tools to make it easier for people to access mental health services, and for clinicians to provide services.
We provide information for master's level psychologists and future psychologists, including education requirements and information, licensing and supervision requirements, and any relevant legal proceedings.
COVID-19 has brought new challenges and changes to our world. Some of us will experience great loss but together we will get through these times. When things become too much, reach out. Mental health and wellness information is available online and by phone.
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NC DHHS for the latest COVID-19 information
Directory of mental health resources in NC
In North Carolina, psychology has both doctoral-level and master's-level practitioners. Professional counselors, clinical addiction specialists, clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists require only a master's degree. Of the five allied professional mental health care disciplines, only master's-level psychologists currently requires career-long supervision. The adjacent table reflect the number of licenses per year for each discipline for 2013 through 2018, inclusive, and the growth of licensees in percentage and members. The table indicates a 4% decline in LPAs, a 6% increase in LPs while the other four disciplines have grown from 24% to 165%. The time is now for a call to action to preserve our profession and our practice.