Stephen Wester, Professor – Counseling Psychology, School & Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is now a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology, certification in Counseling Psychology (ABPP). The ABPP serves the public need by providing oversight certifying psychologists competent to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology. Board certification (awarding a certificate in a specialty) assures the public that specialists designated by the ABPP have successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in that specialty. This is a rigorous process, including a 9-month self-study and culminating in an exam. Only 10% of Division 17 members are Fellows and only about 10% of those are also ABPP.
Congratulations Dr. Wester on achieving this certification.