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Academy of Medical Psychology & American Board of Medical Psychology
AMP, Inc., %Dr. Ward Lawson
PO 256
Marshfield, MO. 65706

Phone 417-859-7746   Fax 417-859-7411

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Membership Categories:  1. Diplomate/Member, a Board Certified Specialist in Medical Psychology, 2. Society Member, a licensed psychologist interested in the area of Medical Psychology and participation in a professional and fraternal order developing this area of psychological practice, 3. Student member, a psychologist, or student of psychology progressing to become a psychologist, 4. An affiliate, or practitioner of Behavioral Healthcare, Medicine, or Administration in Healthcare.

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.

President’s Office:  Dr. Ward Lawson,

Board Secretary:  Dr. Susan Barngrover,

Credential’s Committee and Mentors Chair:  Dr. Gary McClure, .

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