CPA: Call to Action Regarding Registered Psychotherapists

Posted: February 12, 2020

BOTTOM LINE - We need to mobilize psychologists and other stakeholders to take action to help us stop the registration of unlicensed psychotherapists. We need you to email your legislators and to SHOW UP for testimony at the Capitol on February 19th and for town halls in your area!! Please see below for details.

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We need your help! As you may be aware, the Mental Health Practice Act (MHPA) is up for sunset this year before the state legislature. It was introduced just last week as HB20-1206. The first committee for the bill is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th upon adjournment of floor work in the House Public Health and Human Services Committee. The best guess on the start time of the hearing is approximately 10:00.

This year we have the unique opportunity to eliminate Registered Psychotherapists from the Mental Health Practice Act. The licensed and certified mental health professionals are unified in requesting an amendment to HB 1206 to cease new registrants into the Registered Psychotherapists database. In order to get support from legislators, we need your help reaching out to your elected official to convey the importance of this amendment.

Below is a link to more information, including a draft email you can use as an example. Please feel free to edit so your voice and perspective are reflected in the email. You can find out who your legislator is by putting your home or work address into this link - https://leg.colorado.gov/findmylegislator

 

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