How are psychologists trained?

On average, psychologists have more than seven years of training in addition to their bachelor’s degree, and 3,000 hours of supervised practice in psychology. A year of supervised post-doctoral psychological training must be completed before psychologists take their national test and a state-administered oral exam.

Psychologists licensed to practice in the state of Texas have degrees in the following: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). Psychologists are further required to take continuing education courses each year to keep their licenses current.