Psychopharmacology Training for Practicing Psychologists

Dear Prospective Prescribing Psychology Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in the Postdoctoral Prescribing Psychology Training Program (RxPP) offered by the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology housed in the College of Education.

We anticipate launching Iteration 9 of our program in August 2017. At this time, prospective applicants are asked to complete our Pre-Screening Materials Review Process (see the link below) by completing the Preliminary Questionnaire Form, submitting an updated résumé/vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a copy of their unrestricted state license to practice psychology.

We will provide qualified applicants with directions for making formal application to the NMSU Graduate School and registering for courses once the formal admissions process opens. 

Prospective applicants should feel free to contact the Training Director with any questions they might have about the program or the pre-screening process via email at:



Post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology at NMSU was first offered in 2000 as a certificate program offered in cooperation between the NMSU College of Education and the Southwest Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SIAP).  In Fall 2004, NMSU begin offering an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in collaboration with the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) and the Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders (SPED).

The curriculum for the psychopharmacology training program for practicing psychologists was modeled upon the American Psychological Association recommended curriculum adopted in 1998 from the Blue Ribbon Task Force. In addition, the NMSU program adheres to all regulations set forth by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners and the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and is designed in congruence with New Mexico state law for prescribing psychologists. The program is dynamic and ever-changing with developments in the field of psychopharmacology.

At the present time, the program awaits state approval to offer it as a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology through the NMSU Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology.


Click here for the Pre-Screening Materials Review Process



Patrick Quinn, Ph.D. Psychopharmacology Training Program Co-Director


Elaine Levine, Ph.D. Psychopharmacology Training Program Co-Director


Phone: 575-646-5739
Cell/Text: 575-323-0624