I've known psychologists who are getting their ANP license, but I believe they cannot use both their psychologist license and ANP license under the same title or same practice due to different regulatory boards for each license. You cannot see a cient for therapy for one hour and then put on your ANP hat and see them for thirty minutes and prescribe medications. Also, you have to be supervised by a MD or a DO. I've heard of psychologist who are in independent practice doing assessment and therapy and they use their ANP seperately working for another agency under the supervision of an MD/DO. I think you would get in trouble having your own independent practice as a psychologist and then having the ANP credentials with the same clients. If you live in Louisiana or New Mexico you can achieve a two year postdoctoral MA clinical psychopharmacology degree and prescibe psychopharmacology medication under your psychology license. There is a thread above that has a long duration over psychopharmacology that you may have interest in reviewing.
Last edited by 4410; 03-17-2012 at 04:35 PM.