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To earn the APA Diplomate (DAPA) designation you must reach 200 points based on education, experience, knowledge, skill, and training.
Points are awarded for the highest degree only. Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree. Degrees must be in a psychotherapy-related field from a regionally-accredited institution. You may be asked to provide supporting documentation.
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years professional experience.
Documentation may be required at a later date to support point consideration.
Published Books: 25 points per book
Enter number of published books you have authored, co-authored, or edited on relationships or related topics.
Published Professional Articles: 15 points per article
Enter number of published professional articles you have authored or co-authored on relationships or related topics.
Papers on Relationships: 10 points per paper
Enter number of papers on relationships you have presented at a professional meeting.
Professional License and Certification: 25 points each
Enter number of professional licenses, certifications, Diplomate, and Fellow status designations you have received.
Awards and Honors: 20 points each
Enter number of significant awards or honors that you received.
Please provide details of the session or a copy of conference materials.
Training: 1 point each
Enter the number of Continuing Education (CE) credits and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits earned within the last two years.
Include other information about relevant activities. We will factor that information in when evaluating the application for Diplomate status. Specify how many points you feel should be awarded based on this information.
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