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.
Visit:
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

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*NEW: June 2022

Registration is open

Diagnosis and Treatment :
Cultural Considerations are Everywhere

August 26, 2022 9 am – 12:15 pm
Live Webinar

3 Category A Psychology CEs.

Registration link: Click Here

Registration discount is available for NCAPP members. Email ncapp@nc-app.org with your membership name and email for the discount code.

Program Overview and Objectives
While our society has become increasingly diverse across a myriad of metrics, the body of empirical research that discusses evidence-based approaches to incorporating issues of diversity into assessment, treatment, and service delivery has lagged behind. Additionally, the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic years have heightened systems disparities that have exacerbated mental health needs.
Dr. Harris-Britt will raise critical questions for clinicians to consider in their assessment and treatment of individuals and families, whose functioning is impacted by multilayered systems.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss the ethics of providing culturally relevant services.
• Apply the concepts of cultural humility and cultural responsiveness to clinical work with clients.
• Identify cultural considerations relevant to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment

Credit
• 3.0 Contact Hours 
• Northwest AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. This program will provide 3.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

For More Information and Assistance
We want to assure that all participants can benefit from our program. If you need auxiliary aids or special services to attend this program, please call Samantha Garvens at 336-713-7754 or email at sagarvens@wakehealth.edu at least five working days prior to the program.

Registration link: Click Here

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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