Div. 49 Group Specialty Council

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Thanks to the efforts of Div. 49’s Group Specialty Council, programs at the doctoral, internship and postdoctoral levels can now offer group psychology and group psychotherapy as formal specialties.

Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy achieved specialty status in August 2018 when the APA Council approved the recommendation from the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology for recognition.

Programs at the doctoral, internship and postdoctoral levels can now offer group psychology and group psychotherapy as formal specialties, and post-licensure psychologists can obtain the specialty designation through the American Board of Group Psychology.

Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology

Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies

Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies

APA recognizes 16 specialties and two proficiencies within psychology.

Group Psychology and Psychotherapy Specialty

Group Psychology and Psychotherapy Specialty

Group psychology and psychotherapy is an evidence-based specialty within psychology.

Important Div. 49 Resources

Group Specialty Council Minutes