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Colorado State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists
Unlicensed Psychotherapist Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists including licensure, renewals, and much more.
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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

Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

  • Jane O'Shaughnessy, Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2022

  • Stacey Ewan, ULP, Vice-Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2022

  • Zane Grant, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2021

  • Karin Dremel, ULP
    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
    Public Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2023

Public Notices

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 6, 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.

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 26, 2021

The Division of Professions and Occupations will hold 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).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 16, 2020

The State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists held a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider adopting revisions to the State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists' rules to implement House Bill 20-1206 (Sunset Review that continues Regulation of Marriage and Family Therapists and makes changes to the Mental Health Practice Act), House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning Patient Disclosures Regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - September 15, 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), Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures), and the proposed draft rules.

 

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).

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