Georgia Psychological Association

August 26, 2016

The Georgia Psychological

The Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) does not determine or warrant the competence of any psychologist listed in the GPA Referral Service. Use of this Referral Service to locate a psychologist is voluntary and will not result in any liability against GPA. In no event shall GPA be liable for damages to any user of the Referral Service for the voluntary selection of psychologist, for the services provided by any psychologist listed herein, or for any other damages which may occur. GPA cannot and does not provide any warranties related to the information contained in or resulting services from a psychologist listed in the GPA Referral Service.

By using this form, you are indicating that you understand and accept the terms and conditions of the GPA Referral Service.

This Referral Site will assist you in locating qualified psychologists in your area. Here you can find information on the psychologist's office locations, professional licenses held and areas of specialty. Once you used our search form, call and interview several over the phone to determine which one is the best match for you before making an appointment.

When you meet with the psychologist you have chosen, an interactive process will begin to identify and define the problem you are experiencing and the situation in which it arises. The psychologist will provide a confidential, safe environment for you or your family to work through the issues necessary to solve the problem.

Psychologists are highly trained professionals with expertise in the areas of human behavior, mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and behavior change. Psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

After graduation from college, psychologists spend an average of 7 years in graduate education training and research before receiving a doctoral degree. As part of their professional training they must complete a supervised clinical internship in a hospital or organized health setting and at least 1 year of post-doctoral supervised experience before they can practice independently in any health care arena. It's this combination of doctoral-level training and clinical internship that distinguishes psychologists from many other mental health care providers.

Psychologists must be licensed by the state or jurisdiction in which they practice. Licensure laws are intended to protect the public by limiting licensure to those persons qualified to practice psychology as defined by state law. In Georgia, renewal of this license depends upon the demonstration of continued competence and requires continuing education. Members of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) adhere to a strict code of professional ethics.

Although the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) cannot make any guarantee regarding the effectiveness of therapy, every psychologist referred to you by GPA will be a highly trained professional with a doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Also, the psychologists referred by GPA are committed to the strict ethical standards of the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics.

If you want a person to help you with a referral to a psychologist, please call (404) 634-6272.

None of the fields below are required. Only use the fields that you need to search for a psychologist.

Please note that if you live in an area outside of a major city, we recommend NOT putting a city in the search. This way, you can see the nearest GPA members in your area. If you cannot find anyone on this list in your area, please call us at (404) 634-6272 and we may be able to find a referral for you within 2 business days.

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