Alert - Pearson Data Breach.

The Department has been made aware that an unauthorized third party placed malware on Pearson's Credential Manager (PCM) System, the platform that supports registration for Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) candidates. Once Pearson learned about this issue, they quickly took the Credential Manager System offline. Because the investigation is in process, the system will need to remain down until further notice.

Please note that they believe the data fields that may have been compromised are limited to names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, user IDs, companies, and in some cases dates of birth. For EPPP candidates, social security numbers and credit card numbers are not collected in the PCM system.

A toll free number for exam candidates—(855) 270-9182 or 1-512-201-2203 for international users - has been established and is the best source for the most up to date information, and for assistance with any concerns or questions a candidate may have. ASPPB is unable to access any candidate information while the system is down. Therefore, we are unable to communicate with the candidates directly to advise of this situation.

For additional information see the Pearson web site at:

November 23, 2015

A psychologist is a health care professional who diagnoses and treats mental, nervous, emotional, and behavioral disorders and ailments. Psychologists' practices also include industrial/organizational psychology, research, and teaching.

In providing services to individuals, organizations, and the public, psychologists apply principles, methods or procedures of understanding, predicting or influencing behavior.
New York psychologists offer services in a variety of areas:

  • Evaluate, counsel and provide psychotherapy for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, nervous, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They provide these services for individuals and groups.
  • Administer and interpret tests of mental abilities and aptitudes, interests, neuropsychological status, personality, emotions, and motivation.
  • Evaluate and develop habilitation plans and treat individuals for addictions, cognitive impairments, and neuropsychological disorders.
  • Provide educational and vocational planning.
  • Perform personnel selection, organizational management and evaluation, and advertising and market research.

Read more about this profession.

Last Updated: November 25, 2015