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Hours of GOOD provided by Texas Psychologists in 2016

More than 4,600 licensed psychologists in Texas work daily to provide GOOD through the profession of psychology in both their workplaces and in their communities. Texas citizens are receiving hours upon hours of GOOD from psychologists throughout the state. 
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TPA’s membership is comprised of more than 1,500 practicing psychologists and graduate students in the state of Texas. We recognize and appreciate the value that each one of our members contributes to our association.

TPA is dedicated to working on your behalf. Your support and involvement is critical in protecting and maintaining the doctoral standard for the independent practice of psychology, and the maintaining of your license to practice it. TPA is the ONLY organization fighting for legislative and regulatory processes that will allow you to continue to provide the highest-quality of mental health care.
Moreover, through TPA you have the opportunity to contribute to the development of your profession in many different ways—while we strive to offer the services and assistance you need to successfully grow and participate in your profession.


2017 Sunset Legislative Review


What is a Sunset Legislative Review? Why does it matter to psychologists that 2017 is a Sunset year? 

Every 12 years, the State of Texas reviews all the regulated professions. The purpose of this review is to determine the agency’s relevance to the public, and whether the state should continue to license these professions.


Read more below about what Sunset is and how it affects you and your profession.              

Submit Your Support to Expand Medicaid Reimbursements to Pre-doctoral Interns

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has posted the Outpatient Mental Health Services Policy for public comment. This policy proposes changes to the Texas Medicaid Medical Policy, which would allow pre-doctoral psychology interns to perform psychological services when delegated by a Medicaid enrolled clinical psychologist.

This significantly benefits both current and future Texas psychologists.

TPA needs you to submit your comments of support. Follow the link below for more information. 

ICD-10 Are you using the right codes?


Since October 1 2015, all psychologists (and other qualified health professionals) are required to use the new ICD-10 codes. These codes are used by Medicare, Medicaid and ALL private health insurance carriers. 

This two-hour pre-recorded informational presentation, presented by Dr. Antonio E. Puente, focuses on the new ICD-10 codes that went into effect last October. 

Could you or your staff benefit from an online ICD-10 training with the new codes? Read more below.





Member Spotlight:
The Good Psychologists Do

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Elizabeth Richeson, PhD, MS PsyPharm

The Good Psychologists Do: Platinum Advocate member, Dr. Elizabeth L. Richeson has been a TPA member for the past 33 years. When asked about any community involvement outside of her regular practice, Dr. Richeson shared the GOOD that she’s been up to with a cause that is near and dear to her heart – teen dating violence prevention. From 2006 until the present, Dr. Richeson has been the Chair of the Advisory Board for Jennifer Ann’s Group – advocating and educating to prevent teen dating violence; she also chairs their Speakers Bureau.  READ MORE

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