Mental Health Matters
Forensic Edition
January 2013 
Published by: Lepage Associates
Psychological & Psychiatric Services
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Attorneys and clients have at times expressed frustration in their attempts to find a board certified expert in North Carolina. Here is some information to clarify this for NC. The term 'board certified' can be confusing when referring to psychologists. The NC Psychology Board licenses psychologists and does not grant any specialty certificates; thus a psychologist is never board certified in anything by the NC Psychology Board. They grant the titles of 'Licensed Psychologist' for doctoral degrees and 'Licensed Psychological Associate' for master's degrees. (Each state psychology board is independent and other states may grant specialty certificates. For example, the Virginia Psychology Board grants a certificate in the treatment of sex offenders.)

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