I used to work at an agency that had some staff with PhD/PsyD degrees in counseling or clinical psychology who had reached the maximum time limit to pass their EPPP. They never passed the EPPP after three times. One of them had the PhD degree in counseling psychology from TWU; one a PhD in clinical psychology from UTSW; and one had a PsyD in clinical psychology from Alliant. The LPC board developed a plan where they were able to meet the requirements to gain licensure as a LPC. I know another lady who works at the VA and had a PhD degree in clinical psychology from a University in England. She had taken the EPPP and passed it but the psychology board evaluated her transcripts and said she would have to enroll in a respecialization program and take a number of courses and do a year long internship. It was very extensive what she was going to have to do so she went to the LPC board and they allowed her to gain licensure as a LPC. I know another individual who had the PsyD in clinical psychology and he passed the EPPP but the State he resides in requires graduation from an APA approved program to be licensed by the psychology board as a psychologists. He became licensed as Licensed Masters Level Psychologist and then got his LPC license.
These are some examples I can think of and all of these folks are referred as Dr. ? All of these professional's completed the doctorate degree in clinical psychology, year long internship and some even passed the EPPP but they were not allowed licensure by the psychology board. Two of them completed APA approved internships. Once you have the Dr. degree you may be referred to as Dr. Where people get into trouble is if they misrepresent their license. They can't refer to themselves as a licensed psychologist but they all use the designation of licensed professional counselor. The LPC that works at the VA is a director of one of their programs and they actually have psychology students do APA approved rotations at the program where she is the administrator. She actually has psychologists that she is their supervisor and she is working as an LPC.
Last edited by 4410; 05-01-2012 at 04:48 PM.