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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 legislative 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?

Advocacy and Legislative Files

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SB 2001 Talking Points - Definition Bill PDF (552.7 KB) Administration 4/3/2017
TSBEP Consolidation Amendment Chart PDF (20.49 KB) Administration 3/28/2017
2017 Legislative Day Charts PDF (306.69 KB) Administration 3/17/2017
2017 Legislative Day Bill Summary Talking Poin PDF (1.5 MB) Administration 3/28/2017
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
Proposed Psychology Definitions Comparison Chart PDF (63.04 KB) Administration 12/14/2016
Template letter for Sunset Commission Talking Poin DOCX (18.9 KB) Administration 12/6/2016
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
How to Communicate with Challenging Constituents Link  more ] Administration 5/31/2016
TX State Board Marriage Family Therapists vs. TMA PDF (362.9 KB) Administration 5/31/2016
LMFT PDR denied.pdf PDF (587.05 KB) Administration 5/31/2016
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