The new emergency number– 988 — that anyone can call for mental health help, is now in place in NC. This new number will replace the current hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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.
NCAPP response to the APA draft SoA for Health Service Providers - Masters is posted on the NEWS page.
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
NC Psychology Board (NCPB) update:
MANDATORY ONLINE ETHICS REFRESHER NOW AVAILABLE
- All licensees are required to complete an online Ethics Refresher before being able to renew their license by the October 1, 2022, renewal deadline.
Access the licensee system at: https://app.ncpsychologyboard.org/licensee
NC Psychology Board Position Statement on the HB 103 (temporary licensure of BCBAs; BCaBAs, RBTs): Click here
The NC Psychology Board has released a newsletter with important/helpful information, including:
- Renewing Your License
- Billing for Services Provided by Trainees
- Board Position Statement on Unsupervised Practice by Behavior Analysts
- Continuing Education Reference Guide
- Scammers Targeting Licensees
- CE Broker FAQ
License renewal instructions from the NC Psychology Board:
All psychologists should receive an email with the same information as in the downloadable doc (from NoReply@ncpsychologyboard.org).
The Board is waiving late renewal fees for this renewal. As a result, licensees will have until November 30th to renew their licenses without paying a late fee or having the status of their licensees affected.
Licenses renewed after October 1st, but by November 30th will still be considered current and valid. The licenses do not “expire” if not renewed by October 1st; however, licenses not renewed by November 30th will be suspended.
NCAPP Hosted virtual event with
NC Psychology Board
Topic: Changes to License Renewal Requirements.
Recording from March 23, 2022
NCAPP members may request a link to view the recording
1 Category B CE contact hour
Speakers: Jonathan Livingston, PhD, Professor
Milicia Tedder, PhD, Professor
January 15, 2022
9:00 am to 12:15 pm EST
NCAPP members, email email@example.com for discount code
Among concerns for psychologists providing treatment to individuals in diverse cultural communities are the issues of whether they themselves and/or their supervisors are able to understand the cultural contexts in which they work, provide psychological services, and may also live in. Deficits in this knowledge can lead to misunderstanding at best and failure to provide optimal treatment or even harm at worst. There will also be discussion and examples of cultural trauma and its relevance to psychological issues and therapy, as well as sensitivity and ethical decision-making in providing supervision.
These and related concerns will be discussed in an effort to heighten awareness and to avoid potential pitfalls and liability. Presenters will use clinical vignettes, relevant ethical guidelines, and discussion of practical challenges for clinicians in culturally diverse communities. Attendee examples of related ethical and treatment dilemmas will be welcomed into the discussion. Decision guidelines will be provided, and a peer consultation model emphasized.
2 Category A CEUs (Ethics)
Link to the full petition to the North Carolina Psychology Board for a rule change
this is a large, 102 page pdf file
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.