The American Board of Professional Psychology Certification Process

As a private practice psychologist in Augusta, GA, Dr. Joseph Frey provides clients with services such as psychological assessments, family therapy, and forensic consultation. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on the family from Georgia State University. A member of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Joseph Frey also holds board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The American Board of Professional Psychology offers board certification to guarantee the professional services offered by psychologists. The process to receive certification begins with a credentials review, followed by peer review of practice samples, and then an oral examination conducted by board-certified psychologists. Some boards in specific areas, such as forensic psychology and clinical neuropsychology, require a written examination in addition.

For more information about the application process, visit ABPP’s website at The site includes further details on each step of the process and on the different options, such as the Early Entry Program and the Senior Option in Examinations, as well as an infographic of the process.


From the Office of Dr. Joseph Frey: Evans Lions Club

Since becoming a chartered member of Lions Clubs International in 2007, the Evans Lions Club in Georgia has focused its attention on improving the quality of life of underserved residents of the local community, Columbia County, and the state of Georgia. Like Lions Clubs International, the Evans club specifically dedicates much of its time to providing assistance to individuals who live with vision impairment. To fund its vision program and other charitable services, the Evans Lions Club holds monthly fundraisers such as pancake breakfasts, blood drives, or automobile shows.

Founded in Chicago in 1917, Lions Clubs International exists as the world’s largest service organization, with 1.35 million members in 46,000 clubs. Club members serve in more than 200 countries, working to provide assistance in communities, senior centers, hospitals, schools, and areas affected by natural disasters.

Through its sight program, Lions Clubs International supports screening, eyeglass recycling, eye banks, and assistance to those in danger of losing their sight. Other sponsored programs include youth volunteer activities, environmental programs, emergency assistance, and health programs.

A Licensed Psychologist in private practice since 1989, Dr. Joseph Frey brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as co-owner and CEO of Partners in Achievement (PIA) learning centers. Located in Augusta, Georgia, PIA focuses on improving learning and increasing academic achievement through cognitive training. Dr. Frey contributes to his community as a board member of the Evans Lions Club.