Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
What it means when your Psychologist is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Like all lawfully practicing psychologists in Florida, Dr. Robert Heller is licensed by the State of Florida. To begin with, psychologists are among the most highly trained mental health providers. Dr. Robert Heller has taken the extra step of becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has therefore earned the designation of Diplomate in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, and the right to use the initials, “ABPP” after his name and degree.
To become Board Certified, Dr. Heller had to meet stringent eligibility criteria, which included appropriate doctoral-level education and a minimum of at least two years of supervised practice in the specialty of cognitive behavior therapy. Next, he had to submit written and recorded work samples for peer review. Upon acceptance, the next and final step involved taking and passing a three hour oral exam administered by senior members of the specialty board in cognitive behavioral psychology. To pass the exam, Dr. Heller has to demonstrate that he can practice the specialty of cognitive behavior therapy at the highest level of professional competency.
Board Certification is considered to be the highest credential that can be earned by a professional psychologist. By seeking and obtaining the ABPP Diploma, Dr. Heller has taken this voluntary step to assure clients of commitment to the highest standard of care.
Diplomats in the specialty of cognitive behavior psychology have been recognized as pioneers and leaders in the delivery of clinical services in mental health and life skills development as well as in teaching and research.
Board certification is your guarantee that your therapist, Dr. Robert has had his expertise in cognitive behavior psychology reviewed and evaluated by a panel of peer experts, and that they have judged him as fulfilling all the competencies associated with providing you with the best cognitive behavior psychology available.