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The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) provides archival copies of its newsletters as a public service. Users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information found in the agency's newsletters.  Due to the evolving nature of the law, some statements or summaries of the law found in agency newsletters may not reflect the current state of the law, but instead, may reflect prior versions of the law.  For this reason, you are cautioned against relying solely upon agency newsletters and are instead urged to review the current governing law.

February 2019 Newsletter
Court Cases, Market Forces Reshaping Psychology
Instructions for Changing Your Mailing or Email Address in the Online System
Disciplinary Actions

November 2018 Newsletter

Governor Abbott Appoints Three New Members to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Disciplinary Actions
Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare to Assist with Future Disaster Recovery Efforts
Disciplinary Actions
The LPA and Independent Practice
Office of the Attorney General Opinion No. KP-0198 - Billing of Third-party Payers
Disciplinary Actions
Update Regarding Providers Seeking to Practice in Disaster Areas
Disciplinary Actions
TSBEP Votes in Support of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 31, No. 2
Board Welcomes New General Counsel
Governor Abbott Appoints Three New Members to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
         Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 31, No. 1
New Lower Fee for Applicants Applying Through the ASPPB PLUS System
         Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 30, No. 2
Court Opinions Affecting the Practice of Psychology
         Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 30, No. 1
Do You Know Where Your License Is?
New LSSP Licensing Coordinator and Renewal Coordinator
Noteworthy Rule Changes Adopted at the February and May 2016 Board Meetings
Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 29, No. 2
Best Method for Contacting the Board
2015 Board Service Awards
Disciplinary Actions
Vol. 29, No. 1
Can I Report a Patient Who is an Unsafe Driver?
Effectively Communicating Through Comments on Proposed Rules
Cumulative Disciplinary Charts for FY2015
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 28, No. 2
Spring 2015

Fingerprint Criminal History Check Requirement for Renewals Beginning January 2015
Rule Changes Under Consideration Affecting Supervision
Help Ensure the Future of Quality Mental Health Services in Texas - Serve as a TSBEP Oral Examiner
The Duty to Report: It’s not just about child and elder abuse
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 28, No. 1
Winter 2014

Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 27, No. 2
Spring 2014

Online Training for HIPAA Now Available
Security Risk Assessment Software Now Available for Download
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
Informed Consent in Public Schools
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 27, No. 1
Winter 2013

Selected Texas Laws Affecting the Practice of Psychology
Changes to the Duty to Report Child Abuse
Board Welcomes New General Counsel
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 26, No. 2
Summer 2013

New Records Retention and Limitations Periods!!!
The Improper Use of Titles by Licensees: Do you know what you are?
Wanted: A Few Good LPs
Duty to Report Legal Actions
Professional Profiles
Informed Consent in the Public Schools: Analysis of Impact of Federal Education Law on Board Rules Governing Informed Consent
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 26, No. 1
Winter 2012

The Duty to Report:  It’s not just about child and elder abuse
New Executive Director for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Board Rule 465.18(e), Forensic Opinions Regarding Child Visitation: You’ve got to know when to hold’em.
Board Welcomes New General Counsel
What Do You Do When Served With A Subpoena?
Disciplinary Actions

Vol. 25, No. 2
Fall 2012

Attorney General Opinion 2012: Reporting Child Abuse
Formulation and Purpose of Board Rules
Analysis and Impact of Federal Legislation in Board Rules Governing Informed Consent
Professional Names in the Practice of Psychology
Disciplinary Actions: May 2012 and August 2012 Board Meetings

Vol. 25, No. 1
Winter 2011

Request for Professional Reviewers in Forensics
Rule Changes Concerning Forensic Services
Increased Costs to Licensees for Failure to Obtain Continuing Education
Additional Waivers for Oral Examinations
Disciplinary Actions: November 2011 and February 2012 Board meetings

Vol. 24, No. 2
Fall 2011

New Licensing Database
Online Rulebook to Replace Paper Version
Disciplinary Actions: October 2010, February 2011, April 2011, and August 2011 Board Meetings

Vol. 23, No. 2
Summer 2010

Office of Attorney General Enforces Law Prohibiting Renewal of License for Individual with Child Support Delinquency
Disciplinary Actions: May 2010
Disciplinary Actions: August 2010

Vol. 23, No. 1
Spring 2010

  • The Importance of Timely Renewal of Licenses
  • Selected Rules Adopted after Issuance of July 2009 Rulebook
  • Recognition of Oral Examiners
  • Disciplinary Actions: August 2009, November 2009, February 2010

Vol. 22, No. 2
Spring 2009

  • Provision of Psychological Services in the Public Schools without a License by LSSP Applicants for Licensure
  • Legal Actions Reported and Reciprocal Discipline: Two Rules Amended and New Rule
  • Renewal Fee Increases to Begin September 2009
  • Disciplinary Actions: February 2009 and April 2009 Board Meetings

Vol. 22, No.1
Winter 2009

  • Forensic Services and Related Rules Amended
  • Referenced Rule Changes
  • Disciplinary Actions: October 2008 Board Meeting

Vol. 21, No. 2
Fall 2008

  • Additional Licensee Training and Practice Information Required for Online Renewals
  • Audited Licenses May Be Renewed Online
  • Disciplinary Actions: August 2008 Board Meeting

Vol. 21, No. 1
Spring 2008

  • Important Rule Changes Concerning Therapy and Counseling and Evaluation, Assessment, Testing and Reports
  • Rule Changes
  • Disciplinary Actions: February and May 2008

Vol. 20, No. 2
Summer 2007

  • LSSPs, Unsung Heroes
  • Fee Increases Beginning October 1, 2007
  • Important Rule Change

Vol. 20, No. 1
Winter 2006

Board Rules Set Limits for Length of Internships Required for Licensure as a Psychologist and Licensure as a Specialist in School Psychology

Vol 19, No. 2
Summer 2006

Unreported Past Criminal Records of Licensees to Result in Disciplinary Actions

Vol 19, No. 1
Winter 2005

  • Renewal Fees Raised
  • New and Amended Rules

Vol 18, No. 2
Summer 2005

  • Changes to the Psychologists' Licensing Act
    as a Result of Sunset Review

Vol 18, No. 1
Winter 2004

  • Why Renewal Fees Are So High
  • Links to Sunset Reports and Proposed Sunset Legislation

Vol 17, No. 2
Summer 2004

  • Status of Sunset Process
  • Renewal Postcard Being Planned: Implementation Pending
  • Memorial Notice for Former Board Member

Vol 17, No. 1
Winter 2003

  • Rapid Changes to Many Board Services and Publication Costs
  • Office of Patient Protection Requires Increased Renewal and Application Fees
  • Sunset Review of TSBEP
  • Licensee Alert!!!
  • New and Amended Rules
  • Wanted: I & O Psychologists!

Vol 16, No. 2
Summer 2003

  • Required Reporting of Civil and Criminal Actions
  • New Ethics Requirements for Continuing Education: June 2004
  • Annual TSBEP Roster Available on TSBEP Website
  • Profiles of Psychologists Beginning Summer 2003
  • New and Amended Rules
  • Wanted: Neuropsychologists!
  • Bulletins

Vol 16, No. 1
Winter 2002

  • Forensic Services Rules Amended and Board Offers Pointers
  • Online Renewal Application Option Now Available
  • New and Amended Rules
  • Significant Amendments to the Rules of Conduct
  • Preview of Profile Information Online

Vol 15, No. 2
Summer 2002

  • Board Conducts Random Customer Service Surveys
  • Applications Approval Accelerated
  • Governor Appoints Five New Board Members

Vol 15, No. 1
Winter 2001

  • Legislature Mandates Online Renewals and Psychologist Profiles
  • Legal Issues Dealing with Informed Consent
  • New and Amended Rules

Vol 14, No. 1
Summer 2001

  • LSSPs Adhere to State and Federal Education Laws
  • Licensees in Exempt Facilities
  • Texas Supreme Court Rules on Parental Access to Mental Health Records
  • Big Changes in the Board’s Administration of the EPPP and Jurisprudence Examinations

Vol 13, No. 1
Summer 2000

  • Selected Texas Law Affecting the Practice of Psychology: Revised
  • Informed Consent for Services
  • Actions as of June 1, 2000

Vol 12, No. 2
December 1999

  • Documentation Required
  • Telepractice Policy Statement
  • 1999: 30th Anniversary TSBEP
  • Policy on Licensees Working in Exempt Facilities
  • No Duty to Warn: Says Texas Supreme Court

Vol 12, No. 1
Spring 1999

  • Thinking About Retirement?
  • Recodification: 76th Legislature Changes Psychologists’ Licensing Act
  • Continuing Education Violations Result in Disciplinary Action
  • Going Somewhere? Changing Your Name?
  • Fiscal Year 1998 Enforcement Statistics
  • New PAAC Members
  • Jurisprudence Examination Consultants

Vol 11, No. 2

  • Update on CE Requirements

Vol 11, No. 1
Spring 1998

  • Board Recruits Licensed Psychologists for Consultation on the Jurisprudence Exam
  • Continuing Education Requirements * New/Amended Rules
  • New Board Members Appointed by Governor
  • New TSBEP Website

Vol 10, No. 2
Fall 1997

  • Attorney General Opinion Results in Rules Prohibiting Extenders
  • Attorney General Upholds Test Data Rule
  • New Law Creates Provisionally Licensed Psychologists
  • Guidelines for LSSP Contracts
  • TSBEP Funding/ Expenditures
  • Information to Be Considered at Board Meetings
  • New Policy on Communication Regarding Licensure