The examination scope consists of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1 - Knowledge of psychological theories and research.
2 - Knowledge of principles, techniques, and problems in developing and coordinating a specialized psychological treatment program.
3 - Knowledge of principles, techniques, and trends in psychology with particular reference to normal and disordered behavior, human development, motivation, personality learning, individual differences, adaptation, and social interaction.
4. Knowledge of methods for the assessment and modification of human behavior.
5. Knowledge of characteristics and social aspects of mental disorders and retardation.
6. Knowledge of research methodology and program evaluation.
7. Knowledge of institutional and social process.
8. Knowledge of group dynamics.
9. Knowledge of functions of psychologists in various mental health services.
10. Knowledge of current trends in the field of mental health.
11. Knowledge of professional training.
12. Knowledge of community organization and allied professional services.
13. Ability to plan, organize, and work in a specialized psychological treatment program involving members of other treatment disciplines.
14. Ability to provide professional consultation and program leadership.
15. Ability to teach and participate in professional training.
16. Ability to recognize situations requiring the creative application of technical skills.
17. Ability to develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental disorders, to the conduct of research, and to the development and direction of a psychological program.
18. Ability to plan, organize, and conduct research, data analysis, and program evaluation.
19. Ability to conduct assessment and psychological treatment procedures.
20. Ability to secure the cooperation of professional and lay groups.
21. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
22. Ability to communicate effectively.