Ohio States IDD (OH UCEDD/LEND) Psychology Program Receives ASPPB Designation

October 16, 2013

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Psychology graduate program at The Ohio State University Department of Psychology has been designated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register Designation Committee!

This designation certifies that the program meets the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)/National Register of Health Service Psychologists "Guidelines for Defining Doctoral Degree in Psychology." Therefore, graduates of the Ohio State Department of Psychology IDD Psychology program who decide to apply for licensing as a psychologist typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing in the United States and Canada. In addition, the program typically meets the educational requirements for credentialing by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The "typically" caveat refers to the fact that, in each jurisdiction and for the National Register, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied.

The IDD Psychology program at Ohio State provides focused research and practice training in the areas of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder and is the first IDD psychology program in the country to receive ASPPB designation. Graduating from an ASPPB designated psychology program makes it easier to become licensed in Ohio and elsewhere. The National Register program also makes it easier for psychologists to become licensed in new jurisdictions when they relocate.