NH Board of Psychologists (BOP)
For NH Psychologists
The New Hampshire Board of Psychologists (BOP) regulates and licenses the psychology professions in the State of New Hampshire. The Board's mission is protecting the public as well as licensing and regulating psychologists. The Board of Psychologists is an nine-member board appointed by the Governor for three year terms. There are five Psychologists, one School Psychologist, and three Public Members.
The Board of Psychologists is responsible for assuring that applicants are qualified to practice in the State of New Hampshire and that they adhere to professional and ethical standards once they are licensed. The psychology profession in the State of New Hampshire is regulated by RSA 329-B and the Board's Administrative Rules.
The Board of Psychologists regulates the practice of psychology by practitioners in New Hampshire to assure that the services provided are of a quality consistent with the standard of care within the profession and to safeguard the public against harm which may be caused by untrained, unskilled, or unlicensed practitioners. Complaint investigations are conducted by the Board's Professional Conduct Investigator Committee consisting of experienced licensed Doctors of Psychology who volunteer for the board.
The following is a sample of information that is offered on the NH Board of Psychologists website (www.nh.gov/psychology):
*Laws and Rules
*How to apply for an initial license
*How to apply for a renewal license
*How many Continuing Education (CE) credits do I need to earn each licensing period?
*How to file a complaint
*Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For NH Mental Health Professionals
The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice regulates and licenses pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state. Their website (www.nh.gov/mhpb) lists administrative rules, NH statutes relating to mental health practice (NH Law RSA 330-A), forms to complete to apply for licensure, information about members of the Board, and much more.
Contact information for the NH Board of Mental Health Practice:
The NH Board of Mental Health Practice
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Alternative-to-Discipline Contractor For NH Mental Health Professionals
The New Hampshire Professionals Health Program is the alternative-to-discipline program contracted by the OPLC for the Board of Psychologists, as well as 12 other Health Care Boards. They offer free and confidential services for recovery and license preservation to all health care professionals in the state of New Hampshire - including psychologists.