Welcome to New Hampshire Psychological Association

What is a Psychologist?

In the state of New Hampshire, a psychologist is a mental health professional who is licensed by the New Hampshire Board of Psychologists, which requires having met the requirements of earning a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in psychology, as well as completing two years of clinical work under supervision, passing the licensure exam, and engaging in continuing education and peer consultation to maintain an active license.

Psychologist sub-specialties:
  • Counseling Psychologists help clients improve their overall well-being through assessment and psychotherapy by addressing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of clients’ experiences.
  • Educational Psychologists conduct research and apply their knowledge of learning styles and teaching methods to improve learning in educational settings.
  • Forensic Psychologists conduct assessments and apply clinical expertise in their work with the judicial system and other public service organizations.
  • Health Psychologists research the factors that influence individuals’ choices that affect health and bring this knowledge to help physicians with interventions for patients.
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologists specialize in helping employees of organizations to work more effectively and to feel healthier and more satisfied in their work.
  • Neuropsychologists have specialized training in assessment and treatment of individuals with known or suspected neurological conditions such as brain injury, dementia, epilepsy, stroke, or learning disorders. Services provided by a neuropsychologist are primarily in two areas: assessment of cognitive problems and treatment of cognitive and emotional difficulties.
  • School Psychologists conduct assessments and develop interventions for children and adolescents within the school setting.
  • Sport and Performance Psychologists work with athletes to maximize their performance through behavioral means.