Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Arizona State University (1989)

National Register Member Since

Morgan T Sammons, PhD, ABPP

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, began his tenure as Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists on July 15, 2014. He is only the third Executive Officer of the National Register in the organization’s 40-year history. He previously served eight years on the National Register Board of Directors, including a term as Chair from 2004 to 2008.

Most recently, Dr. Sammons served as Systemwide Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Sammons is a retired Captain in the US Navy, having served as the Navy’s Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader, Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and in a number of positions both in the US and abroad.  He completed overseas tours of duty in Japan, Iceland, and in support of the First Marine Division in Fallujah, Iraq. He is one of the first graduates of the Department of Defense’s Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project.

Dr. Sammons is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 18, 19, 28, 31, 42, and 55), past president of APA’s division 55, current Chair of the California Psychological Association’s Division 5 (Psychopharmacology) and a past president of the Maryland Psychological Association. He has served on the Council of Representatives of the APA, and is a former member of the APA’s Policy and Planning board and the Committee on Rural Health. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical). With over 60 journal articles or book chapters and two edited volumes, he contributes regularly to the professional literature. He is an associate editor of the journals Psychological Services and Military Psychology. He lectures extensively on issues pertaining to prescriptive authority and the professional practice of psychology.

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)
  • Psychopharmacology (e.g., evaluation and provision of psychotropic drugs)

Ages Served

  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)


  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

Primary Contact

1200 New York Ave NW
Ste 800
Washington, DC 20005
P: 202-783-7663 (Office)