Colorado State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists
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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:

  • Zane Grant, ULP, Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2025
  • Scott Bitcon, Vice-Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2024
  • Lindsey Feola, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026
  • Holly Duckworth, ULP 
    Professional Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026
  • Lesli Hirokawa
    Public Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2027
  • Laura Knight, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2024
  • Ryan Clay, ULP
    Professional Member | Term Expires:  July 1, 2024
Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 20, 2023

The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Board determines whether to repeal Rule 1.18 - PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188 (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care) and Rule 1.19 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana).

 

REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS 
Implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 and 23-265

What is this about?
 

The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA) and 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law. 

Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law.  Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188 and SB23-265), and the draft rules. 

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