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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
This form is not required and the supervise (resident or student) can make their own documentation, but all documentation must be verified by a qualified supervisor and show the minimum required hours and caseload.
Remember: To become a board certified Specialist in Medical Psychology we have some of the highest standards for any specialty among the clinical specialties in psychology. To qualify for Board Certification the Psychologist must complete the following: a. have an active license to practice healthcare in the area of psychology in any state (without current restriction), b. complete one of three approved basic medical and pharmacological science programs approved by the board (a post doctoral accredited psychopharmacology of medical psychology master’s specialty degree, or the NAPPP CE Pharmacology Certificate Program that is APA CE credits or completion of the VERATAS Program), c. Completion of the Introduction to Medical Psychology CE course on our CE Center in order to provide the differentiating philosophy and approach of the Specialty (essential to pass the oral exam and work product requirements), d. complete a qualifying preceptorship/supervision or residency and provide documentation of hours and qualifications of the supervisor (see web site), e. file application for Board Certification and pay the application fee (see fees, required documentation, and proof of preceptorship/residency on this web site) for review of the credentials committee, f. once the credentials committee reviews and approves all the previous materials and qualifications the applicant can be approved for Candidate Status, g. The Candidate schedules, and pays the Oral Examination fee, an Oral Examination and is examined by 3 members of the examination committee (essay questions responded to on Skype/tele examination, or phone, or in person examination; approximately 1-2 hours), and submission of two work product assessments and treatment plan samples that are scored as a part of the examination and must show that the Candidate differentiates between the philosophy and skills of the Medical Psychologist and a clinical or psychopharmacologist, h. passage of a national written examination (we accept our online multiple choice and true-false objective examination, or the PEP, or the VERITAS national examinations at or above the 70th percentile.