ABCP – American Board Certified Psychotherapist
American Board Certification in Psychotherapy is offered to the following professionals:
Psychiatrists Physicians’ Assistants
Physicians Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychologists Credentialed Professional Art Therapists
Professional Counselors Credentialed Addiction Specialist
Social Workers Clergy (having completed CPE supervision)
Nurses (RN or APRN) Pastoral Counselors (having completed supervision)
Nurse Practitioners Chaplains (having completed supervision)
What is Board Certification
The American Board of Psychotherapy has put together a rigorous and rich
program for those who want to excel in the field of psychotherapy. Having finished the required number of units in courses approved by the American College of Psychotherapy, you can apply to be Boarded in Psychotherapy, by the American Board of Psychotherapy. It acknowledges and rewards you for participating in a wide range of training in psychotherapy and identifies you as being highly trained, skilled and most competent in your field of study. You may choose the general Board Certification, that of Fellow, Diplomate, or certification in a specific area as a Specialist.
Whether completing the required hours for American Board Certified Psychotherapist or having completed work in your “Specialty”, following each, you will be tested and Certified, based on the path of professional development you have chosen.