Diplomate Status

Diplomate status is a prestigious designation that all psychotherapists should strive to attain. It is based on measurable skills, knowledge, experience, education and training.

Displaying this certification proclaims to all that you have mastered your specialty within the field of psychotherapy.

Diplomate status is only available to applicants who have achieved a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a psychotherapy related field.

All applicants must have a minimum of four years of professional psychotherapy experience.

Successful applicants must possess and maintain an excellent professional portfolio and demonstrate extensive education, experience, knowledge, skill and training.

Diplomates are expected to complete a minimum of 15 continuing education credits per year to maintain their status.

Diplomate status through the American Psychotherapy Association is registered with the National Certification Commission and is a voluntary process that recognizes excellence in the profession of psychotherapy.

How to Apply for Diplomate Status

Applying for Diplomate status with the APA is easy. Simply complete a short application and submit copies of your resume and supporting materials. For more information or for help with the application process please call toll free (800) 205-9165 or e-mail cao@americanpsychotherapy.com.

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