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Colorado State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists
Unlicensed Psychotherapist Frequently Asked Questions
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Welcome to the Unlicensed Psychotherapy Homepage

The Colorado State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists regulates psychotherapists in the state. Board activities include review of licensure applications, complaints, and enforcement of disciplinary actions against those found to have violated the Mental Health Practice Act or board rule. The Board is made up of seven members, three public and four professionals, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-7764  |  Email: dora_mentalhealthboard@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Brian Horton, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026

  • Holly Duckworth, ULP 
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026

  • Zane Grant, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2025

  • Maxwell Brandel
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2024

  • Laura Knight, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2024

  • Scott Bitcon 
    Public Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2024

  • Lesli Hirokawa, Vice-Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2023

Public Notices

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 12, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Healthcare Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new and/or revised rules to implement Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and, in connection therewith, aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act").

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 29, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 22, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all healthcare Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 15, 2021

The State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists held a virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on October 15, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considered adopting revisions to the Rule 1.8(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing)


Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 26, 2021

The Division of Professions and Occupations held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing), and subsequent proposed draft rules for each Board/Program.


Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - April 16, 2021

The State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists 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 Rule 1.16 and Appendix A to correct language that conflicts with portions of the statutes in Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

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