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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.              

2016 Annual Convention: The Good Psychologists Do

Plan to join us in Austin at the Westin-Domain, November 10-12

 

This year's programming theme is The Good that Psychologists Do. Highlights: Keynote speaker Dr. Peggy McIntosh, and invited speakers Dr. Katherine Nordal, and Dr. Colt Meier.


The complete convention program will be announced later this summer. However, you can already register and make your hotel reservations at the Westin-Domain. 

 

Are we redefining psychology? Progress Update + TPA Proposed Definition

 

As anticipated, the Serafine v. Branaman ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has sparked a lot of dialogue regarding free speech and the over-broad definition of psychology in Texas’ psychology licensing act. TPA continues in its efforts on your behalf to protect your license, your profession, and the public.

In April we assured you we were working with all stakeholders involved, and we haven’t stopped. Below is a brief update of case-related activities since the ruling.

 

 




  

 

Member Spotlight:
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Alison Wilkinson-Smith, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Wilkinson-Smith is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children's Medical Center Dallas and an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  She has a longstanding interest in helping children with social skills difficulties.  In 2013, when she was approached by the Dallas Children’s Theater to serve on the advisory board for their new Sensory-Friendly Initiative, she jumped at the chance. READ MORE

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