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The Clinical Psychopharmacology Training Directors Council is composed of the training directors of all clinical psychopharmacology training programs. Council members include directors of APA-designated programs, directors of programs seeking designation, and individuals in states where programs are being developed.

The purpose of the council is to monitor, coordinate, and ensure that training in clinical psychopharmacology includes APA requirements, current clinical practice, and relevant knowledge. This group works to support each other in fulfilling the mission of providing clinical psychopharmacology training, as well as support the development of new training programs around the country. The council monitors the issues and needs addressed by clinical psychopharmacology and suggests modifications in training to match the development trends. Additionally, they work to monitor the compliance of their educational programs to the guidelines of the APA, as well as the laws in the various states where legislation has been passed to allow psychologists trained in clinical psychopharmacology to prescribe.


  • Judi Steinman


  • Steven Curtis
  • Page Havalind
  • Alan Lincoln
  • Bethe Lonning
  • Casey McDougall
  • Derek Phillips
  • Gery Rodriguez-Menendez
  • Eric Silk

Clinical psychopharmacology programs

Active programs in clinical psychopharmacology:

  • CSPP-Alliant International University*

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University*

  • Idaho State University*

  • New Mexico State University*

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology*

* Indicates programs that have received APA designation.

Last updated: May 2021Date created: February 2019