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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to PrepJet, a new way to prepare for the EPPP. 

As the founder of the American Schools of Professional Psychology, the first family of PsyD granting professional schools of psychology in the United States, and the former owner of the two largest EPPP preparation programs, I know how difficult the EPPP can be. Like you, as a psychologist I had to pass the exam too. That is why, in late 2016, I began assembling a team of the best and most experienced exam preparation professionals to create an effective and affordable alternative program: 

Dayan Edwards has a master’s degree in educational technology and has prepared psychologists for the EPPP since the late 1970’s. Dayan taught live and online workshops and wrote study materials and practice exam questions for the two largest EPPP preparation program providers. She has helped thousands of candidates pass the EPPP, and I’m confident that the material Dayan has prepared as chief writer and educational consultant for PrepJet will do the same for our subscribers. 

Alden Hori has a Ph.D. in psychology and over 19 years of experience preparing candidates for licensure in the mental health field. He has tutored thousands of EPPP candidates and taught statistics and test construction workshops for candidates for more than six years. In 2017, Alden became the chief editor for PrepJet’s materials and the program administrator for CEmobile, PrepJet’s endorsed provider of continuing education and California pre-licensure for mental health and addiction professionals. 

Scott Ables was President of the two EPPP preparation programs I once owned and came to PrepJet as its President because of his desire to work one-on-one with candidates who sometimes struggle with the content of the exam as well as with test anxiety. Scott has been involved in preparing candidates for the EPPP since 1990 and now works closely with PrepJet’s subscribers by phone and email. His knowledge of effective strategies for passing the exam and encouragement and support are proven benefits of the PrepJet program.    

PrepJet is a straightforward and efficient EPPP preparation program and has achieved a pass rate of 97 percent since it launched. An advantage of our program is that it focuses on the information you need to be familiar with to pass the EPPP by providing up-to-date exam-relevant questions and content summaries for subscribers who want additional information on the topics covered by the questions. Another advantage is that, unlike other programs, PrepJet is a monthly subscription program so you do not have to make an expensive long-term commitment upfront. Instead, the program is tailored to your needs, and you can cancel after one month or continue on a monthly basis. 

We know that candidates have extensive education and experience but, unfortunately, that may not be adequate preparation for the EPPP. Using PrepJet for only 90 days – or even 60 days – has helped first-timers and re-takers acquire the knowledge they need to pass the exam. Our mission is simple: Provide subscribers with an effective and affordable EPPP preparation program that provides them with what they need to pass the exam and determine when they’re ready to take it.  

We look forward to working with you as one of our subscribers. I’ve provided two sample PrepJet questions below to give you an idea of the difficulty of the EPPP questions and how we prepare you for them.      

Question #1: 
Domain: Physiological Psychology and Psychopharmacology  
Subdomain: Psychopharmacology 
There’s evidence that, for some patients, depressive symptoms can be alleviated by either a placebo or an antidepressant and that a placebo and antidepressants affect the same area of the brain. More specifically, the research has found that: 
A. a placebo and antidepressants both produce increased activity in the prefrontal cortex. 
B. a placebo and antidepressants both produce decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex.
C. a placebo produces decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex while antidepressants produce increased activity.
D. a placebo produces increased activity in the prefrontal cortex while antidepressants produce decreased activity. 

Answer D is correct. A. F. Leuchter, I. A. Cook, E. A. Witte, M. Morgan, and M. Abrams compared patients with major depressive disorder who received either a placebo or antidepressant (fluoxetine or venlafaxine) and found that responders to the placebo and responders to an antidepressant exhibited changes in the prefrontal cortex. However, the effects differed: Patients who had a positive response to the placebo exhibited increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, while those who had a positive response to an antidepressant exhibited decreased activity (Changes in brain function of depressed subjects during treatment with placebo, American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 122-129, 2002). 

Question #2: 
Domain: Organizational Psychology 
Subdomain: Organizational Leadership 
A supervisor tells you that the low job motivation of one of her newly hired supervisees is affecting his job performance, and she asks your advice about the best management style when working with him. As an advocate of ______________, you question the supervisor about some of the characteristics of the supervisee and his job tasks and, based on her answers, recommend that she adopt a supportive style with this supervisee. 
A. Fiedler’s contingency theory
B. Dansereau, Graen, and Haga’s leader-member exchange theory 
C. House’s path-goal theory
D. Vroom-Yetton-Jago’s leadership model 

Answer C is correct. To identify the correct answer to this question, you’d have to know that House’s (1971) path-goal theory predicts that the optimal leadership style depends on certain characteristics of the employee and his/her task or that a supportive style is one of the four leadership styles identified by the theory. (Information on the four leadership theories listed in the answers to this question is provided in the Organizational Leadership content summary.)

For us, having you pass the EPPP is Job #1.

Give Prepjet a try and see the power it has in store for you!

I wish you success in passing the EPPP and your future career as a Psychologist.


Michael C. Markovitz, Ph.D.

Founder and Chairman
Academic Licensure Preparation and Education Service (
Licensed Psychologist (Illinois) 

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