Connecticut has a long-standing tradition in psychology and its practice. Today, clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Connecticut enjoy the highest wage out of their colleagues in the fifty states, earning an annual wage of nearly $83,000. Many practicing psychologists in Connecticut earn their degrees in one of the several universities that grant psychology doctorates in the state.

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Connecticut’s strict licensing requirements dictate that candidates must hold a doctorate degree, complete a one-year long practicum, and pass both a national and a state exam.

Connecticut Psychologist Licensing

Psychologists licensed in Connecticut are permitted to do the following:

  • Apply the principles of psychology to asses, diagnose, prevent, and treat psychological problems and disorders
  • Render counseling, guidance, behavior modification, personnel evaluation, and psychotherapy to individuals or groups
  • Conduct research relating to human behavior

Connecticut’s Licensing Authority

The Connecticut Board of Examiners of Psychologists licenses psychologist candidates in the state and investigates any allegations of professional misconduct.

Psychologist licensure candidates in Connecticut must have completed the following steps:

Graduated from a three-year or longer doctoral program in clinical or applied psychology

Completed one year of non-credited work experience at the pre- or post-doctoral level in the candidate’s intended area of practice

Passed both the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) with a scaled score of at least 500 and the Connecticut jurisprudence examination

Other Psychologist Licensing Criteria in Connecticut
  • The candidate must hold a degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or one that is offered by a regionally accredited institution that meets Connecticut’s academic standards.

  • The doctoral curriculum must include: at least 21 semester hours of learning in biological bases of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, social basis of behavior, and individual differences. Six graduate hours of instruction in research design and methodology, statistics, and psychometrics are also required.

  • The work experience must last either 35 hrs/week over 46 or more weeks within 12 consecutive months or more than 1,800 hours within 24 consecutive months. At least three of every 40 hours of work must be under direct, individual supervision by a licensed psychologist.

  • The candidate must submit all application material to the Board and have it be approved before sitting for the EPPP.

Connecticut Psychology Licensing Exams

Psychologist candidates in Connecticut must pass both national and state examinations to become licensed. Connecticut requires the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the state issued Connecticut jurisprudence examination.

Connecticut’s Recognized Psychology Specializations

  • General Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Candidate must meet all other licensure requirements

License Renewal

  • Licenses must be renewed yearly. Ten hours of continuing education are required per renewal period.
Connecticut Licensure Resources

Connecticut Psychologist Salary and Employment Trends

Growth and Employment Rate for Psychologists in Connecticut vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Connecticut 7.9%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Connecticut 10%

Number Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists and Psychologists, Other employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Connecticut 1,900

Earnings for Psychologists in Connecticut vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists   Psychologist , Other

Nationwide

Median Wage Annually

$68,900

 

$92,110

Connecticut

Median Wage Annually

$82,630

 

$94,490

Connecticut

Median Wage Hourly

$39.73

 

$45.43

Connecticut

Lowest 10% yearly wage

$51,580

 

$36,190

Connecticut

Highest 10% yearly wage

$115,820

 

$118,400

To learn more about psychology education programs, licensure, and career data in Connecticut, please visit the following resources.

Connecticut Psychology Resources