In the 1970's, psychologists from different horizons started the journey of creating a legal representation of their profession.
Several psychological societies emerged contributing to the dissemination of psychology and psychotherapy in Lebanon. After years of lobbying, law no. 8 was issued on the February 10 of 2017 making it mandatory for educational and clinical psychologists to earn a professional license.
The Committee issuing the work permit was formed at the Ministry of Public Health and the Committee organizing the Colloquium exam was created at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.