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 Advocacy and Legislative Information


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.

Sunset Commission Information

#1 View TPA's Sunset Advisory Commission Recommendation Talking Points

#2 Contact all members of the Sunset Commission

Sunset Commission members




Public Members

  • William Meadows
    Call: (817) 820-8104
  • LTC (Ret.) Allen B. West
    Call: (972) 308-6467


Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Recommendation Report 


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Advocacy and Legislative Files

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
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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