Board certification in health psychology

  • Cynthia D. Belar
  • Timothy B. Jeffrey


As professional practice in health psychology has matured, mechanisms for board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology have been developed. This article describes the American Board of Health Psychology and its role in the credentialing of practitioners who demonstrate advanced competence in the science and practice of psychology related to health, including the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of illness.

Key words

health psychology practice board certification credentialing 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia D. Belar
    • 2
  • Timothy B. Jeffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Clinical and Health PsychologyUniversity of Florida Health Science CenterGainesville

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