Prescriptive Authority

Although psychologists have more training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders than any other health care professionals, the majority of all psychotropic medications are prescribed by health care providers with little to no training. The APA Practice Organization supports the efforts of our state, provincial and territorial psychological association partners to obtain prescriptive authority for qualified, licensed psychologists to help fill the need for access to comprehensive, quality mental health care.

About Prescription Privledges

  • About Prescribing Psychologists
    Allowing prescribing rights for psychologists is an essential step to providing thousands of patients with access to comprehensive mental health care.

  • RxP: A Chronology
    A chronological history of prescriptive authority (RxP) in the United States.

Legislative Action

Resources for Psychologists