Practicing Psychologists and psychology trainees who are applying for their psychology license in the State of California should be aware of new Assembly Bill 1374 that was passed and signed by Governor Brown, effective January 1, 2016. This bill has a number of changes that affects psychology stakeholders:

For practicing psychologists who are supervising psychology applicants while they work toward achieving their supervised professional experience (SPE), Assembly Bill 1374 requires a supervising psychologist to submit verification of experience to a trainee in a manner prescribed by the Board, thereby allowing the trainee to submit the verification directly to the Board along with his or her application. The bill also states that failure to provide verification of an applicant’s experience to the Board upon request constitutes unprofessional conduct.

Assembly Bill 1374 also affects psychology trainees, in that it provides that the Board may establish alternative procedures for obtaining necessary documentation to verify a license applicant’s experience when a supervising licensed psychologist fails to provide the verification to a trainee in a timely manner.

If you are a practicing psychologist and have accused of unprofessional conduct or have had a complaint filed against you, contact the Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister at (877) 280-9944. We also assist psychology license applicants resolve issues that may be affecting their application.

More Resources for Supervising Psychologists and Psychology License Applicants

Summary of Changes of California AB 1374

Below are Resources from The California Board of Psychology

How to Apply

Information for how to apply to become a Psychological Assistant

How to apply to become a Psychologist

How to apply to be a Registered Psychologist

Supervision and Training

School Psychologist Accruing Supervised Professional Experience for Licensure as a Psychologist

Supervision Agreement for SPE in Non-Mental Health Services

Supervision Agreement/Verification of Experience Form

Supervision At A Glance – Quick Reference Guide

Supervision Best Practices

Training Guidelines