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Monday, February 17, 2014

Episode 2: Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists - Where are we now?

Bob McGrath
In this episode, John speaks with Robert McGrath, Ph.D.  Bob is a psychologist and Director of the Masters in Science Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson in New Jersey.  He is a tireless advocate of RxP for psychologists.  John and Bob discuss the prescriptive authority movement as well as the benefits of a prescribing psychologists. Training issues, legislative advocacy, and the two states that granted psychologists prescriptive authority will be addressed.

At the end of the podcast, the listener will be able to:

1. Describe two reasons why psychologists are seeking prescriptive authority;

2. Explain two benefits for patients who work with a prescribing psychologist; and,
3. Name two states that permit appropriately trained psychologists to prescribe  

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Fairleigh Dickinson Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology

Contact Bob McGrath via email

Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists: Issues and Considerations
Lynn Merrick, Legislative Reference Bureau, State Capitol, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists
Bob McGrath

APA Resources

Designation Criteria for Education and Training Programs in Preparation for Prescriptive 

Authority (2009)

Division 55 Home Page - American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy

Model Legislation

Prescriptive Authority Page