Electronic Log for Supervision: To qualify for Board Certification in Medical Psychology, and after your approved (see training programs with Master’s Degrees or Formal Contining Education Programs) didactic training program, you are required to complete a 1500 hour Preceptorship/Residency under a Board Certified Medical Psychologist, prescribing psychologist, or a Physician or Nurse Practitioner in which you diagnosed and provided Medical Psychologist and/or psychotherapy and selection and monitoring of appropriate pharmacological techniques for patients. Medical Psychologists are much more than Psychopharmacologists so the preceptorship/residency will consist of more than selecting and monitoring psychopharmacology techniques. The Medical Psychologist candidate is expected to be supervised in careful diagnosis of mental disorders, substance use disorders, and behavioral and psychological aspects of chronic physical disorders and the development of psychological, psychopharmacological, family, psychoeducational, and case management and team leadership interventions to ameliorate these conditions. Thus, a license to prescribe medicines is not the only goal of the Medical Psychologist. In many states the Medical Psychologist is still practicing at the LII practice style and they will collaborate with another prescribing professional to provide a psychological diagnoses, select and recommend a medication and psychological interventions to address the condition(s) and monitors and delivers components of the treatment plan.
Licensed Psychologists who are members of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers and AMP are eligible to have the data from their preceptorship experience tracked and stored into a secure database (see below). Others, must provide documentation from their qualified supervisor or facility and supervisor.
At the end of the preceptorship/residency members using the form below will receive a complete report of all the data in a format that can be presented to your preceptorship supervisor and/or to a licensing body. For further information about the tracking and reporting program, please email Dr. John Caccavale at email@example.com with “Preceptorship” in the subject box.
If you have chosen the online and weekly group co-hort CE training program which is a joint effort of AMP and NAPPP you can access distant faculty (telehealth) Preceptorship Supervisors.
Here is a handy Excel Form you may choose to use to document your supervision to make it easy to help you and your supervisor to file your attestation letter totaling your hours of supervision, cases, and the time-lines of supervision: Click Here