Obtaining a License to Practice Psychology

  • Corey J. Habben

Abstract

In a profession that is rich with complexity and virtually boundless in applications, the simplest of facts remains: if you want to practice as a psychologist, you must be licensed to do so. This is true in every state, province, and territory of the United States and Canada. In several states, you may not legally use the title of “psychologist” without a license to practice psychology. Perhaps the most damaging reality is that a license is required by nearly every third-party payer for reimbursement of services. Without the ability to independently receive reimbursement for services, there is very little you can do without a license to practice and earn a sustainable income. Although the primary rationale for the license to practice is protection of the public, it can sometimes feel like yet another hurdle to a new psychologist.

Keywords

Fatigue Income Expense 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Corey J. Habben
    • 1
  1. 1.Behavioral Health ClinicWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

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