American Board of Professional Psychology
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Cox, D. R. 2010. American Board of Professional Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP; http://www.abpp.org) was originally established as the American Board of Professional Examiners in Psychology (ABEPP) in 1947. This followed recognition by the American Psychological Association (APA) of a need for assessing competency in professional psychology (Brent, Packard, & Goldberg, 1999). APA provided some initial funding for the establishment of the ABPP. Brent et al. (1999) provide a thorough history of ABPP through the late 1990s, and they detail the organizational evolution of ABPP.