In twenty years, psychologists in countries outside of the United States will have the authority to prescribe psychotropic medications for psychological dysfunction. More and more people will then have better access to a comprehensive, integrated mental health care.
That is what Beth Rom-Rymer predicts. She is a candidate for the presidency (2023) of the American Psychological Association (APA); one of the key leaders of the national prescriptive authority movement in the United States; and co-chair of the international Prescriptive Authority Movement. Psychologists already have prescriptive authority r in five states. Last year, APA established “clinical psychopharmacology” as a specialty for psychologists (one of a total of 18 specializations).