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Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners
Psychologist Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Board of Psychologist Examiners including licensure, renewals, and much more.
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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

HB20-1206, CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF REGULATION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO), within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), has been provided the authority by the Colorado State Legislature to create the Mental Health Disciplinary Record Work Group. The Work Group will examine the state’s rules and policies with regard to the retention and use of certain kinds of disciplinary records as it relates to licensing of mental health professionals in the state. The Work Group, created by House Bill 20-1206, will meet throughout the Fall and Winter of 2020, and will make recommendations to the Governor, the Executive Director of DORA and the health committees in the House and Senate about any potential changes the Work Group identifies. 

Welcome to the Psychology Homepage

The Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners regulates Licensed Psychologists in the State of Colorado.Board activities include review of licensure applications and complaints and enforcement of disciplinary actions against violators of the Mental Health Practice Act or Board Rule. The Board consists of seven members, three public and four professionals, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

  • Cheryl Prevendar Zuber, PsyD, Chair
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2021

  • Julie Rippeth, Ph.D., Vice-Chair
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2022

  • Courtney Klein, PsyD
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2022

  • Anthony Bandele, PsyD
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2024

  • Catherine Anderson
    Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2022

  • Laura Knoblauch
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 31, 2024

  • Jack Wesoky
    Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2021

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - April 2, 2021

The State Board of Psychologist Examiners will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.6 to implement Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibiting mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age); and revisions to Rules 1.12, 1.22, and Appendix A to correct language in the rules that conflict with portions of the statutes in Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program) and Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - 9/15/20, Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - 10/2/20

The State Board of Psychologist Examiners will hold another Joint Stakeholder Meeting on September 15th, and the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on October 2nd. The upcoming Stakeholder Meeting and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing concern the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 26, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held another VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 30, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

 

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