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NJPA Live Webinar - Amended Licensure Act
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM EDT
Category: NJPA Programs

Approved Licensure Act Amendments:  Revised Training Requirements for Psychologists NJPA Live Webinar 
1.5 CE Credits
Thursday, September 30, 2021


Registration Fees:
NJPA Member: $30 | NJPA Sustaining Member: $25 | NJPA ECP Member: $22 | NJPA Student Member: $15
NJPA Emeritus: $15 | Non-NJPA Member: $45

Peter J. Economou, Ph.D., ABPP, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers-New Brunswick; Associate Teaching Professor, Director of MAP and Org Psych, Co-Chair Applied Psychology Department; Member of the New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee (2013-present); and 2021 NJPA Director of Academic and Scientific Affairs
Marianne Dunn, Ph.D., 2021 Co-Chair NJPA Academic and Scientific Affairs. Psychologist in private practice, River Vale, NJ
Jim A. Haugh, Ph.D., 2021Co-Chair NJPA Academic and Scientific Affairs; Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training (DCT) Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology- Rowan University

Program Subject: NJ License Regulations 

Teaching Method: Lecture

On December 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law amendments to the NJ Licensure Act. The law amends prior requirements for licensure that state at least one year of the two required years of professional experience accrued towards licensure must be after the applicant was conferred their doctoral degree. This means that when applying, candidates could now use more than one year accrued in pre-doctoral experience towards licensure.  These amendments will have an impact on access to care for members of groups that have been historically marginalized and could benefit from having permit holders be licensed sooner. This program, presented by the NJPA Academic and Scientific Affairs Committee, will cover the amended law and address the implications for applicants, faculty, and supervisors. This program is informative in nature and not a substitute for legal advice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the new eligibility requirements for any person applying to the board, after January 1, 1968, to be admitted to an assembled examination
2. Recite the requirements in a case of a person applying to the board after October 1, 2020, or six months after the effective date of P.L.2020, c.134
3. Explain the current actions of and next steps for the NJ Board of Psychological Examiners, and the public comment period for the proposed regulations on this new amendment
4. Demonstrate how New Jersey psychologists and permit holders will benefit from the amendments and from the ability to submit pre-doctoral hours to fulfill part of their post-doctoral requirements, and how the community will also benefit

Level of Learning:
Intermediate: some prior knowledge of the specific topic is required. Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory, or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice.

Identification of Target Audience
- Psychologists            
- Psychologists in training
- Permit Holders
- Graduate Students

Presenters do not have commercial support and/or conflict for interest for this program; they will not personally benefit from program. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach. ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Ana DeMeo at [email protected] for more details.  

This workshop is sponsored by New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NYSED Credit for this Program - not applicable.
NJPA is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0076. This approval is for a three-year term beginning May 5, 2021 and ending April 30, 2024. This CE course not does not meet the unique requirements imposed by the New York State Board of Education for New York licensed psychologists.

Policies and Disclaimers:
Cancellations may be made up to two weeks prior to the start of the program for a full refund. Registration ends September 29, 2021.
The NJPA Webinar- Approved Licensure Act Amendments that Revised Psychologist Training Requirements is not intended as legal advice. Practice and licensure issues are complex and highly fact-specific and require legal expertise that will not be provided by such a generalized webinar.  The webinar information should not be used as a substitute for obtaining personal legal advice and consultation prior to making decisions regarding individual circumstances. NJPA does not and cannot provide legal advice to our membership.  Those seeking legal advice are advised to consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction with appropriate experience.

CE Information:  Upon completion of the ZOOM Webinar, NJPA will confirm attendance.  Please complete the Program Evaluation. Your feedback is important! Your CE Certificate will be emailed and added to your CE Transcript Portal once attendance has been confirmed. 

If you have any questions, please contact NJPA Central Office at [email protected]