State laws and ethical standards govern the level and nature of qualifications and training that a person must meet to identify oneself as a mental health professional. These laws and standards vary from one state to another and from one profession to another. Below are some examples for the State of California. You will also find listed at the bottom of this page some national professional organizations you may contact to get information about how to check the qualifications of mental health professionals in other states. For general information about checking the qualifications of mental health professionals, look at the section below which applies to the particular type of professional person of interest to you.
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Feel free to ask any psychologist where he or she took their doctorate degree in psychology, and to ask for their psychology license number. Ask how long the psychologist has been in practice in your community and whether he or she has any university or hospital affiliations.
In California a psychologist must hold
a psychology state
license. You can contact the California Board of Psychology to find out if a psychologist is
The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology lists psychologists state by state in communities across the nation. It is carried in libraries and can be contacted at (202) 783-7663 or at the website: www.nationalregister.org Information about actions taken by the Committee on Professional Practice and Ethics appears at: www.nationalregister.org/coppe.html
Other good resources for information about
psychologists in California are:
The Orange County (California) Psychological Association:
The American Psychological Association Website provides much general information about the profession of psychology at www.psycport.com
The Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association can be viewed at: www2.apa.org/ethics/code2002.doc
In other states in the U.S. and for
Provinces in Canada, see:
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experience, click on : Marvin S.
Beitner, Ph.D. You may see comments by
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Beitner's Blog Locations: If you live in Long Beach,
Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Cypress, Signal Hill, Rolling Hills or
Palos Verdes, you are within a 20 minute drive of my Los Angeles County
Office at 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, California (562) 498-0777. If you live in Huntington Beach,
Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Anaheim, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana,
Westminster, Costa Mesa or Fountain Valley you are within a 20 minute drive of
my Orange County office at 11770 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley,
California, (714) 966-6634 or (949) 644-4641.
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