Dr. Hugh Love Jr.

Credentialed Since 2019

What is an HSP?


About the National Register

Health Service Psychology

Health Service Psychologists have the education, training, and experience for the independent delivery of healthcare services. Health Service Psychologists are licensed practitioners who provide preventive, consultative, assessment, and treatment services in a broad range of settings, including independent or group practice, multidisciplinary clinics, counseling centers, or hospitals. Health service psychologists differ from health psychologists in that their practice is not confined to the treatment of problems associated with physical health or wellbeing, and differ from other specialties in that their services are delivered in the context of the doctor/patient relationship, rather than fields such as forensic psychology.

Our Mission

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists identifies psychologists who have met the highest education and training requirements. The HSP credential positions them for success in healthcare delivery systems and independent practice.

The National Register is the professional home for health service psychologists.

What We Offer HSPs

The HSP credential opens doors through a wide variety of benefits. Licensing boards, healthcare organizations, hospitals, consumers, employers, and other professionals respect the value of the National Register’s credential, which helps our psychologists:

  • Find a new job.
  • Attract more patients.
  • Accelerate professional development.
  • Get licensed in other jurisdictions.
  • Earn CE credits for licensure renewal.
  • Connect with peers in the field.
  • Get involved in networking and advocacy.

In addition to the HSP credential for licensed doctoral-level psychologists, the National Register offers a Practice Academy and a doctoral student and trainee Associate Program.


About the National Register

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists was established in 1974 and is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists and psychology doctoral students. We are an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare by identifying psychologists who meet specific education and training standards, and by verifying these professionals to consumers, healthcare organizations, and regulatory bodies. The National Register currently credentials 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has approximately 5,000 psychology doctoral student and postdoctoral trainee members of its Associate Program.

Find out how we can help you as an HSP.


Take Advantage of Your Benefits

Licensed Psychologists

Advance Your Career

Doctoral Students & Trainees

Get Started Early

Healthcare Organizations

Find the Right Fit


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