Certified in Hospital Psychology, CHPSM


The American Psychotherapy Association is excited to announce a new credential, Certified in Hospital Psychology. Psychology has entered nearly every aspect of our lives. For psychologists looking to expand their skill sets and influence individuals outside the typical clinical setting, hospital psychology can be a rewarding career opportunity. The unique situations presented inside the walls of a medical facility can be challenging, and psychologists need to be aware of those resulting implications.

The course is open to anyone with an interest in hospital psychology, but to earn the credential, the applicant must

  • Be a licensed psychologist
  • Hold a doctoral degree*
  • Submit the following documentation: CHP application, current resume/CV, and professional license
  • Successfully complete the online examination
  • Successfully complete the oral examination

Special permission may be granted to the following individuals on a case-by-case basis: students finishing their doctoral degree in psychology, individuals who are completing their residency, and/or individuals working under 1 year of supervision.

*Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories must have their highest academic degree(s) validated as equivalent to a Master’s or Doctorate degree conferred by an accredited college or university in the United States.

To learn more about the Certified in Hospital Psychology program, call toll free at (800) 205-9165, or send an e-mail inquiry.


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