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How does TPA advocate for psychologists and the profession of psychology? 

  • TPA represents psychologists and the profession of psychology at the state legislative and regulatory level
  • TPA monitors all state bills during each legislative session
  • TPA fights for bills that positively affect the practice of psychology and fights against those that might hinder the profession or negatively impact the delivery of mental health services
  • TPA is the only association in the state that advocates to maintain the doctoral standard for the profession of psychology
  • TPA Business of Practice Committee represents psychologists in third-party reimbursement issues, including Medicare and Medicaid


How can you advocate for psychologists and the profession of psychology?

  • Participate in Legislative Advocacy Days at the Texas Capitol (odd years)
  • Donate to the TPA Political Action Committee, PSY-PAC


How else can you get involved?

  • Donate to the Texas Psychological Foundation

Advocacy and Legislative Files

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2017 Legislative Day Bill Summary Talking Poin PDF (1.5 MB) Administration 3/28/2017
2017 Legislative Day Charts PDF (306.69 KB) Administration 3/17/2017
2021 TPA Legislative Agenda PDF (189.58 KB) Administration 7/29/2020
How to Communicate with Challenging Constituents Link  more ] Administration 5/31/2016
LMFT PDR denied.pdf PDF (587.05 KB) Administration 5/31/2016
Proposed Psychology Definitions Comparison Chart PDF (63.04 KB) Administration 12/14/2016
SB 2001 Talking Points - Definition Bill PDF (552.7 KB) Administration 4/3/2017
Steps to becoming a licensed psychologist PDF (112.51 KB) Administration 3/2/2017
Steps to becoming a prescribing psychologist Link Administration 3/2/2017
Sunset Recommendation Talking Points PDF (60.49 KB) Administration 11/16/2016
Sunset Staff Report on the Health Licensing Consol PDF (495.54 KB) Administration 11/16/2016
Template letter for Sunset Commission Talking Poin DOCX (18.9 KB) Administration 12/6/2016
TSBEP Consolidation Amendment Chart PDF (20.49 KB) Administration 3/28/2017
TX State Board Marriage Family Therapists vs. TMA PDF (362.9 KB) Administration 5/31/2016
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