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Psychologists help people by using a variety of orientations and techniques in therapy taking into consideration each person's unique history, issues, and goals to achieve a successful outcome. In New Jersey, in order to identify as a psychologist, one must have a doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, or EdD) earned from a regionally accredited program, pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology and the Jurisprudence Exam, and possess a valid NJ license issued by the Board of Psychological Examiners. School psychologists only require a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited school. A doctoral degree the highest levels of education for mental health care professionals. In order to obtain experience working with patients, New Jersey requires at least 2 years (3,500 hours) of supervised practice before obtaining a license.
NJPA is committed to strengthening our political outreach and advocating for the interests of NJ psychologists and mental health issues that are important to the public. Over the years, our advocacy has taken many forms. Through our Committee on Legislative Affairs (COLA) and our Governmental Affairs Agent (GAA), NJPA has been instrumental in maintaining standards of psychology practice in NJ, protecting patients rights, and supporting public policy. NJPA also monitors State Rules and Laws that regulate the profession, and maintains a liaison with the NJ Board of Psychological Examiners so we are always informed about any changes that may affect our members. As an affiliate of APA, NJPA is also involved in federal advocacy initiatives and regularly lobbies for federal issues that affect psychology. read more...