studying for the eppp

  1. EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Collaboration, Consultation, Supervision

    The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) Part 2 is a comprehensive assessment tool that measures the skills required of psychologists to practice independently. One of the content areas covered in this exam is Collaboration, Consultation, and Supervision, which is essential for psychologists to effectively communicate and collaborate with other professionals in their field. 

    This content area assesses the psychologist's ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, consultation, and supervision practices to promote positive outcomes for their clients. In this article, we will explore the Collaboration, Consultation, and Supervision content area of the EPPP Part 2 and discuss its significance for psychologists seeking licensure.

    Some of the topics covered in this content area include:

    • Collaborative relationships: understanding how to develop and maintain effective relationships with other professionals, including interdisciplinary teams, and identifying the roles and responsibilities of each team member.
    • Consultation: understanding the different types of consultation models (e.g., expert, process, and collaborative), assessing the needs of the consultee, and developing strategies to promote effective consultation.
    • Supervision: understanding the different models of supervision (e.g., developmental, supportive, and evaluative), assessing supervisee competence, providing feedback, and managing ethical and legal issues that may arise.
    • Professional development: understanding the importance of ongoing professional development, including continuing education, peer supervision, and participation in professional organizations.

    Overall, this content area assesses a psychologist's ability to work collaboratively with others in the field, provide effective consultation, and supervise others to ensure high-quality care and ethical practice.

  2. EPPP Domain Study Resource: Biological Bases of Behavior
    EPPP Domain Study Resource: Biological Bases of Behavior

    Understanding biology, brain function and anatomy, medication, and various forms of brain impairment are important areas of the exam with which to feel comfortable. Although this material is not the most emphasized area of the exam, it surfaces enough that you should plan to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing the material and increasing your knowledge and comfort with concepts in these domains. If you map what AATBS study sections encompass biological bases of behavior, it would include material from the following domains: psychopharmacology, physiological psychology, lifespan, and abnormal psychology. When you approach this material, know that many of the questions will be straightforward, relaying on memorization of concepts, terms, and theories.

  3. EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Professionalism
    EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Professionalism

    The Professionalism domain will look at test taker’s ability to be personally competent on the job. Much of this domain involves professional self-awareness. In particular, they’ll need to understand the limits of reflective practice and competence in their own practice. They’ll also need to demonstrate self-awareness and ability to listen to and respond to professional feedback.

  4. Updates to the EPPP
    Updates to the EPPP

    Updates to the EPPP The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (the EPPP) has been a tremendous source of stress for many who hope to practice in the field of psychology one day. An exam that claims to cover “everything you learned in graduate school” is an extremely intimidating-sounding exam. Research has shown that demystifying the exam as much as possible has been one of the top strategies for succeeding on the EPPP. With the many shifts that have been going on, both in the global landscape, as well as the field of psychology, your friends at AATBS, think you should be aware of some of the changes to the exam. The information covered in the exam is constantly changing. It’s hard to say for certain exactly which topics and questions will be covered on your exam, especially with the information covered in each exam changing about 20% with each iteration.