Title

A Training Model for Psychologists With Prescription Privileges: Clinical Pharmacopsychologists

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1994

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Presents a training model for prescribing psychologists. Training for independent psychology practitioners is modeled after a training program drafted by the International Neuropsychological Society-Division 40 Task Force for Neuropsychology. In the proposed model, the prescribing psychologist is trained as a specialist within clinical psychology. The term used to describe this specialist, clinical pharmacopsychologist, emphasizes psychology as the underlying field and is homologous with clinical neuropsychologist. Not all clinical psychologists will have this privilege because it is a specialty in its own right, which requires specific didactic and experiential training. During the transition period before the appearance of clinical pharmacopsychologists on clinical psychology faculties, prospective prescribing psychologists will obtain specialty training primarily in medical settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)

Publication Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

149

Last Page

153