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Requirements for Diplomate Status |
Benefits of Diplomate Status |
Requirements for Diplomate Status
Diplomate status is based on a combination of points earned through
education, knowledge, skill, training and experience. Applicants must reach
required points to become a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy
Association (DAPA). Diplomates are also required to complete a minimum of
15 continuing education credits per year to maintain their status.
Diplomate status will be made available to applicants who have achieved a
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in their respective
discipline. In addition, all applicants must have a minimum of four years
of professional experience without having had disciplinary action by other
credentialing organizations or having been found guilty of any ethical,
moral or legal violations. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
Diplomate status through the American Psychotherapy Association is
registered with the National Certification Commission and is a voluntary
process which recognizes excellence in the profession of psychotherapy.