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What is the EPPP?
The Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) is the licensing exam one must take to become a practicing psychologist in the United States and Canada.

EPPP Exam News
At the January 2017 meeting, the ASPPB approved the development of a new examination to “assess the competency-based skills necessary at entry-level licensure…designed to complement the EPPP.”

3 Tips for MFT Exam Prep Success
MFT exam prep can often accompanied by anxiety and a desire to just give up. It’s important to remember that while successful MFT exam prep is crucial, there are ways to approach studying that don’t invite such pressure.

School Psychologists are Vital to Student Success
School psychologists do more than perhaps they’re given credit for. School psychologists were vital to the success of a suspension reduction program in a K-8 school.

Benefits of the Creative Counselor
Creative counseling has been increasingly popular since professor, author, and former American Counseling Association president, Samuel Gladding, began the practice in 1970. Creativity is directly linked to problem solving, which, Gladding asserts, is the goal of counselors with their clients. Through the experience of expressing emotions creatively, people can become more self-aware and, therefore, begin to progress towards healing.

Code of Ethics for Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics serves to guide social workers with the general standard of the well-being of humankind – specifically the “vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished.”

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam: Alyson Carr Interview
Robin Phillips interviews Dr. Alyson Carr on the experiences with National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam.

Are Social Workers Compassionate Enough?
Compassion is perhaps the driving force of those who enter the social working profession, or any helping profession for that matter. Compassion and empathy may be the reasons we put our time and emotional energy towards helping others when it could be easier to look away.

Sleep and the EPPP
Our earlier article,"Sleep and Self Care," considered evidence that a proper night’s sleep is fundamental to emotional, psychological, physical, and mental well-being. In this post I want to continue the discussion by suggesting that sleep is also fundamental to good memory.

Sleep and Self-Care
People enter the caring professions for a variety of reasons, but usually at the top of the list is the desire to help others. However, in our desire to help others it’s sometimes easy to forget that the quality of the care we can offer, and even our ability to continue offering that care, depends on remaining healthy ourselves.