Who We Are:
The American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP), represents the Group Specialty within the American Board of Professional psychology (ABPP). Group Psychology is recognized as a specialty by both the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
What We Want to Do:
We believe that Board Certified training directors and group coordinators are great role models for graduate students and early career psychologists. ABGP is seeking to expand the number of board-certified Group Specialists among highly qualified Training Directors or Group Coordinators focused on Group Psychology.
How We Want To Do That:
ABGP is announcing the availability of two awards for 2019 of up to $1,000 to defray the costs of the board certification (including travel and lodging) application and examination process in group psychology. This is a newly created award. These awards apply only to training directors or group coordinators who have not yet attained ABPP board certification.
The Difference Between ABPP And ABGP Awards:
The ABPP Foundation provides awards to training directors in any specialty. ABGP is specifically for training directors or group coordinators involved in training programs with an emphasis on the specialty of group psychology.
Who Can Apply:
Current Training Directors, co-directors, or Group coordinators that meet current ABPP criteria (e.g., degree, licensure, experience) to become board certified in group psychology, and are either:
1. Part of an APA-accredited doctoral training program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology which includes an emphasis on group psychology or
2. Part of an APA-accredited or APPIC member internship/postdoctoral residency program in psychology which includes an emphasis on group psychology.
What Applicants Need To Submit:
A brief statement (500 words or less) describing your interest in ABPP board certification and how board certification might enhance your current work in training doctoral students in group
psychology. Please describe your group responsibilities and number and type of hours devoted to teaching and supervising group psychology.
What Is Expected Of You:
Upon receiving the award, you are expected to complete the application for board certification in group psychology within two years from the date of the award notification.
How And When To Receive Reimbursement:
Requests for reimbursement of expenses associated with the application process should be submitted after the successful completion of all requirements for board certification in group psychology, including the oral examination.
Receipts for expenses associated with the process of applying for and completing ABPP board certification would need to be submitted at that time.
Please keep in mind that upon successful completion of the examination, the examinee will be awarded 40 APA approved Continuing Education credits.
Applicants must submit all above referenced materials in electronic
Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., ABPP
Deadline for submission is close of business, January 31, 2019.
No late applications will be accepted.