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TPA, TSBEP Win TAPA Lawsuit Regarding Supervision Rule: Trial Court's Judgment Affirmed by Appellate Court
An almost four-year legal battle with the Texas Association of Psychological Associates (TAPA) regarding the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ authority to impose rules, regulations and requirements for licensed psychological associates has come to an end. In September 2010, TPA signed onto this lawsuit, in support of TSBEP and the supervision rules in question. On August 1, 2014 the trial court affirmed the appellate court’s ruling that the Board was acting within its scope of authority when requiring licensed psychological associates to practice psychology only under the supervision of a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree.  Read more.


TPA signs on to APA Amicus brief


TPA Board of Trustees votes 11-1 (1 person abstaining) in favor of signing on to an APA Amicus brief supporting the ruling that laws in Texas prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional. Visit the link below for an example of what this brief will look like. Full brief not yet available.  


Convention program set - Registration open


Convention registration is open and the 2014 Annual Convention program will be hitting the mail next week! You can view the complete program by clicking the link below. Also be sure to register by September 30 to receive the best convention rate! 




TPA Henderson Amicus brief

On May 2, Dr. Laviage, TPA’s President, was contacted by an attorney in East Texas asking for TPA to file an Amicus Brief for his case involving his client who has been on death row for 20 years.  Your Board of Trustees responded to Dr. Laviage’s request for an urgent, immediate conference call to discuss this unique matter.  With their approval, she created a specialized and brilliant Forensic Task Force to work directly with TPA’s attorney on this case. More information including the finalized brief can be found below.








2014 Member Spotlight

Ken Waldman, PhD

Ken Waldman, Ph.D., has been a member of TPA since before he earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas-Austin in 1975. He previously obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in Saint Louis.  Dr. Waldman is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in all types of couples/relationship issues.  During his career, he spent a total of 36 years in university counseling centers.  After working as a Psychologist and Assistant Director on the UT-San Antonio campus, he transferred to the University of Houston, where he served as the Training Director and later as the Director of the UH Counseling and Psychological Services Center.  He retired from this position in 2008 and went into private practice. Read More.

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