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.
Visit:
National Institute of Mental Health
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NC DHHS for the latest COVID-19 information
Directory of mental health resources in NC

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*NEW: June 2022

Let’s Get Prepped! Ethics Review for the Board’s New Renewal Requirement
(Ethics Refresher Exam)
July 23, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Live Webinar 

For the first time, license renewal for psychologists in October 2022 will require that each licensee participate in the Board’s Ethics Refresher Exam (Rule 54.1901). This course will describe the new requirement, including the scope, nature, and mechanics of the “exam,” and will undoubtedly be reassuring to all licensees. This course will include updated CE requirements and developments for reporting CE beginning with this year’s renewal period (Rule 54.2104). Participants will leave feeling reassured and ready for all renewal requirements. 

Presenter: Susan Hurt, J.D., Ph.D. - Susan Hurt is a licensed psychologist and attorney. She has served on the North Carolina Psychology Board since 2018. She currently practices in the Pre-Trial Forensic Unit at Central Regional Hospital and as a consultant in Police and Public Safety Psychology at LESI, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Hurt maintains a small private practice devoted to individual psychotherapy.

Credit: This program will provide 3.0 contact hours of (Category A - Ethics) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists.

NCAPP members email us at NCAPP@nc-app.org for discount code!

Registration: Click here

Coming Soon!

Friday, August 26, 2022

Diagnosis and Treatment: How do we consider culture?

Presented by Dr. April Harris-Britt and Co-sponsored by NCAPP & AHEC

Links to AHEC registration for these will be sent when available

Now Available

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 

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Recorded webinar presented by NCAPP & NORTHWEST AHEC

Speakers:  Jonathan Livingston, PhD, Professor
and
Milicia Tedder, PhD, Professor

January 15, 2022
9:00 am to 12:15 pm EST

Registration: Click Here

NCAPP members, email ncapp@nc-app.org 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)

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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.

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