Editor: Jeff Cole, Ph.D, ABMP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The AMP Newsletter is published under the direction of the Academy of Medical Psychology and contains information, events and articles of interest to our members.
Also, you can now join the AMP list serve by sending Dr. Morris you current email address at email@example.com or contacting the Executive Director, Dr. Ward Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many members change email addresses and don’t contact us. Contact Dr. Morris at the email above if you wish to update your email address.
AMP Workshop prior to the Missouri Psychological Convention (June 2, Columbia MO, 4-8PM): See Attached Brochure (Click Here!)
AMP Presentations at the NAPPP Convention (September, San Antonio, Tx; see www.nappp.org).
OUR CURRENT ISSUE OF THE AMP NEWSLETTER
March 2013 The AMP: //www.amphome.org/staff_education/NewsletterFeb13.pdf
Integrated Care Slides (the science and economics of the new ACA Law): Click Here!
VA Policy Letter to Advocate for Access to Psychologists Services: Click Here!
The AMP Letter to the Illinois House of Representatives Supporting RxP:
Canadian Medical Psychology Specialist publically recognized as “highly qualified and fitting into quality physical health system“: Click Here for news release!
Policy Letter: Institute of Medicine, Forum on Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Service-AMP Weighs In! Click Here!
VA Policy Letter-February 2016 Click Here!
Proudly Wear your Ribbon: If you have done the extensive specialized study required to become a specialist/Diplomate in Medical Psychology and your are going to any national or regional workshop or educational event and want to wear your ABMP Ribbon proudly displaying support for our specialty, please contact our Executive Director at email: email@example.com and you will have your ribbon mailed to you for events.
Remember: There are two levels of AMP membership: a. any licensed healthcare professional with an interest in participating in our free member CE center, list.serve and fellowship, newsletter, Journal and other publications, workshop events, advocacy efforts, and updates on the area of medical psychology, b. Board Certified Specialists in the Psychological Specialty of Medical Psychology (see below for the requirements for this second level of membership).
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 , 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.