Due to rapidly growing demand in recent years, there are now more than 1,400 people in Oregon who are employed in some area of psychology. Fortunately, the state has many quality psychology schools and graduate programs in which to train the future psychologists who will serve in Oregon and beyond. Graduate programs in Oregon offer advanced degrees in clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology.

The search tool offered below is a great way to sort through the various schools and programs available in Oregon to pursue an education in psychology.

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Unlike opening many other kinds of businesses, one cannot simply open up a psychology practice and immediately begin seeing patients. Graduates are required to obtain a psychology license from the state of Oregon in order to work in this vital profession.

Psychology Licensing in the State of Oregon

After a license has been legally attained, a psychologist in Oregon is able to offer a number of treatments and services to patients, including the ones shown below.

  • Treatment for addictive behaviors such as problems with drugs or alcohol
  • Assessment of patient conditions and creation of a treatment plan based on that assessment
  • Therapy in both individual and group settings for anxiety, depression, and more

How to Obtain a Psychology License in Oregon

Anyone wishing to obtain a psychology license in Oregon will need to work with the State of Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. The government body has specific rules and procedures outlined which must be met prior to the issuance of a license.

The steps required to become eligible for a license include the following:

Complete a doctoral degree in psychology at an APA or CPA approved institution

Complete supervised work experience requirements including one year of post-doctoral work

Pass two exams

Complete and submit all necessary paperwork including any required references and fees

Exams to Receive Oregon Psychology License

The first exam required for licensure is the standard EPPP, or Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology, which is a national standard. Also, the applicant must pass the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam.

Psychology Specializations Recognized in Oregon

  • General Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet all of the basic requirements for licensure outlined above

License Renewal

  • 40 continuing education credits must be earned between each license renewal
Additional Licensure Resources for Oregon

Employment Trends and Psychologists Salary in Oregon

Growth and Employment Rate in Oregon for Psychologists vs. Nationwide Data

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Oregon 19.9%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Oregon 24.8%

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

Nationwide 115,810

Oregon 1,420

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The following list of links will offer more information on the field of psychology within the state of Oregon.

Oregon Psychology Resources