If you work in a health care setting, and not a mental health setting, ABCHP board certification may be a better match.
While there is no specific board for pediatric psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), those working in pediatric settings have two distinct options: Board certification in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (ABCHP), of ABPP.
Now in its 20th year, ABCHP welcomes Division 54 applicants. Flexibility is afforded by the board’s recognition of the breadth of health psychology activities. If you work in a health care setting, and not a mental health setting, ABCHP board certification may be a better match with your interests, skills and daily work. Examination committees for applicants from pediatric settings will include pediatric psychologists. Examinations are routinely held in conjunction with the APA Convention and Society for Behavioral Medicine annual meeting.
If you have any additional questions regarding ABCHP, please contact Doug Tynan, PhD
(ABPP in both Clinical Health Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology).