American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology

Welcome – From the President

Christina B. Shook, PsyD, ABPP

Welcome to the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology (ACHP) website.  ACHP is the membership organization for psychologists board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The mission of the Academy is to represent and support the professional interests of its members, recruit and mentor candidates eligible for board certification in clinical health psychology, and promote the value and recognition of ABPP board certification.  The Academy is closely affiliated with the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (ABCHP), which qualifies and examines candidates seeking ABPP board certification in clinical health psychology.

In addition to the many advantages of attaining board certification, the benefits of ACHP membership include the title of Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Health Psychology (FACHP), inclusion on the ACHP listserve, and networking opportunities with other board certified clinical health psychologists. As a fellow, you are also encouraged to consider mentoring future ABCHP qualified candidates, which is a wonderful opportunity to provide guidance and support to others navigating the process of board certification.

If you are a psychologist interested in learning more about becoming board certified in clinical health psychology, please click here.  ACHP provides mentoring (upon request) to ABCHP qualified candidates, including feedback on written work samples and as part of the process of preparing for the oral examination.

I hope you will take time to familiarize yourself with our website and the ACHP Facebook page.  Please do not hesitate to contact any of our  Academy & Specialty Board Officers if you are a Fellow and have questions about participating in the Academy’s activities, or if you are a psychologist wanting to learn more about how the Academy can assist you in becoming board certified in Clinical Health Psychology.

Regards,

Christina B. Shook, PsyD, ABPP
President, American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology