Academy of Medical Psychology education center is a place where the Academy provides written examination in the sequence for Board Certification in Medical Psychology (ABMP Diplomate Process), provides free CEs for our AMP members and our Diplomates in the Specialty, and where other psychologists, physician, nurse practitioners, social workers, and counselors can get CE training.
A Medical Psychologist is a licensed doctor of psychology with post doctoral training in the biosciences and psychopharmacology, combined with advanced specialty skills applying clinical psychology training and skills, post graduate bioscience and psychopharmacology training and skills, and integration of these trainings and skill sets in the national Medical Facilities or in support of these facilities in the diagnosis and clinical and pharmacological and behavioral and lifestyle treatments of emotional disorders and medical diseases. The specialist in Medical Psychology completes coursework or didactics, a written and oral examination, a residency or preceptorship prior to becoming a board certified Medical Psychologist. A medical psychologist is different that a psychopharmacologist who is a licensed psychologist who has biomedical and pharmacology expertise.
All CE courses provided at this site are done with review, approval, and control of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP; http://www.nappp.org) and through their American Psychological Association Approved CE Provider Status. NAPPP maintains sole responsibility for ensuring that our courses meet the APA CE Standards and for filing CE documentation and annual program review and evaluation.
Joint NAPPP/ABMP Post
Doctorate Medical Psychology and Psychopharmacology Training Program
(National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers: http://www.nappp.org/ ; NAPPP) and ABMP (American Board of Medical Psychology
& the Academy of Medical Psychology; www.amphome.org
: ABMP/AMP) have consolidated their Post Doctoral Training Programs and are
offering a sequence of courses and exams supplemented by a Friday 10AM to 11AM
seminar (that may be electronically attended by Skype). Exams are taken on line and are password
protected and machine scored. Course
material are password protected (multiple courses may be taken simultaneously
by instructor approval) and the material consists of a combination of research
reviews, You Tube Presentations, Slide Presentations, and instructor
feedback. The student must show a 70% or
above performance on quizzes (internal to a course) and the final exam in order
to get passing credit for the course.
Students who fail a course must arrange a remediation plan with the
instructor prior to proceeding to further courses in the sequence.
Certificate and Continuing Education Credit:
NAPPP CE Credits: All CE courses provided at this site are done with
review, approval, and control of the National Alliance of Professional
Psychology Providers (NAPPP; http://www.nappp.org) and through their American Psychological
Association Approved CE Provider Status. NAPPP maintains sole
responsibility for ensuring that our courses meet the APA CE Standards and for
filing CE documentation and annual program review and evaluation.
NAPPP and AMP
are progressing toward eventual conversion of the Medical Psychology and
Pharmacology Training Program to an Online, matriculated for graduate credit,
accredited post doctoral master’s program in Medical Psychology. Thus, continual refinement of the web site,
software, distance and telehealth student and case supervision, eventual field
cohorts and cohort meetings will be added to the program to meet accreditation
and quality enhancement and accreditation requirements. Faculty for this program will be recruited
from Diplomates in Medical Psychology, and nationally recognized clinicians
with teaching and supervision skills who are clinically active in the field of
Medical Psychology. Text books for our
curses will be selected from reviews by input and review from clinically active
diplomates in Medical Psychology.
Upon completion of all
curses in the required program description, recommendation of program
instructors, and completion of all final examinations, the student will be
issued a Certificate of Training in Medical Psychology and
Psychopharmacology. The Academy of
Medical Psychology will accept this training, as well as other recognized
programs as foundational science preparation to progress to preceptorship and
ultimately Candidacy Status qualifying them to sit for the Oral and Written
Examinations to qualify for Board Certification in Medical Psychology (see www.amphome.org and http://www.amphome.org/abmp_requirements.php to review these requirements).
Costs: The fee for all students entering this
program after July 1st from AMP Members will be the fee set by the
Board of Directors of NAPPP and reviewed and approved by the AMP Board. There will be a cost and expense sharing
arrangements worked out between the two organizations and revenue from the
proceedings will be used by both organizations to enhance the quality and
accreditations of both programs. The
current cost of the entire program is $1,000, and is due prior to starting the
program. You will be required to purchase some books, but some will be used for multiple courses and will be excellent additions to your long-term library.
Note: The best source for authoritative medical information in the US is the National Library of Medicine's medical database called PubMed, that indexes citations and abstracts of over 7 million articles from more than 3,800 medical journals published worldwide.
Pub Med (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ ) was developed for professionals and is the primary source utilized by health care providers for keeping up with the latest advances in clinical medicine.
A second Important Data Base for free research is PLOS: go to http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0018009