I have come across an online psychologist who claims to be licensed and a member of the USA Psychology community. I would like to verify the authenticity of their credentials and ensure that they are a legitimate psychologist. Are there any specific online resources or databases that can assist with this verification process?
I used the ChatGPT to find some websites such as:
- The American Psychological Association (APA) or the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) provides links to state boards' license lookup sites for psychologists. (URL: https://locator.apa.org/results/1/Usa/25/Farhang%20irani/?sfdcIFrameOrigin=null)
- The American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) are other associations that provide license information for different specialties. (URL: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/psychologists/are-online-psychologists-for-real/)
However, since I don't know which state the psychologist is licensed in, I am unsure if there is a website that allows for validation of psychology credentials across the entire USA. Should I ask this question here?
Additionally, I have seen some questions on Google like the following, but I have not been able to find a satisfactory answer:
How can we tell if a psychologist is real or fake if we find them online? (URL: https://www.quora.com/How-can-we-tell-if-a-psychologist-is-real-or-fake-if-we-find-them-online)
I have used the ChatGPT for emailing to apa.krg as you can see at below too (ChatGPT link):
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