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TSBEP PROPOSED RULES WILL DEVASTATE THE DOCTORAL STANDARD IN PSYCHOLOGY
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ALERT: TSBEP PROPOSED RULES WILL

DEVASTATE THE DOCTORAL STANDARD IN PSYCHOLOGY!

The TSBEP has proposed rule changes that, if approved at their August board meeting, will immediately allow Licensed Psychological Associates (LPAs) to have full independent practice EQUAL to that of Licensed Psychologists. LPAs will be allowed to independently provide the same services as psychologists despite having significantly less training and significantly lower standards for licensure.

TPA understands that a doctoral degree means more training, experience, and responsibility than a master's degree. This should be recognized by the TSBEP! If these TSBEP rule changes are approved by their board, then a doctoral degree in psychology will no longer be differentiated from a master's degree.

Read the proposed rule changes at the Texas Register at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0623/0623is.pdf.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO RESPOND TO THESE DAMAGING RULES. Please go on record to voice your concerns during the public comment period, which runs now through July 23rd!

There are several ways to voice your concerns before July 23rd.

  1. Email comments to Open.Records@tsbep.texas.gov
  2. Mail written comments to Brenda Skiff, Public Information Officer, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 2-450, Austin, Texas 78701.  
  3. Fax Comments to (512) 305-7701
  4. Attend the TSBEP meeting on August 17, 2017. Public comments generally start at 9:00 am, and you must arrive on time in order to sign in to be heard.

TPA is fighting for your profession. Your education and training should be acknowledged and respected. Help us maintain the standards of your profession and the license you worked so hard to attain!

 

Thank you,

Dr Carol Grothues (Austin)- President
Dr. Cheryl Hall (Lubbock)- President-Elect
Dr. Alice Ann Holland (Dallas)- President-Elect Designate
Dr. Gregory Simonsen (Dallas)- Past President          

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