From The Psychology Times, Vol. 3, No. 2
I, too, am glad to hear that Darlyne Nemeth is helping with Sunset issues, I served on the Board with her and appeared before the legislature myself to answer questions about whether our Board was doing anything useful.
Isn’t it ironic that Sunset appears just at the time when we have two Boards (?) overseeing psychology. Wonder if those whose idea it was to join the medical board are interested in the opportunity this presents. For example, now we learn that persons who are not licensed by our board can nevertheless supervise psychologists for licensure. What’s next??
My thought is that they would ask why have two boards and suggest only one, doubtless under the newly formed medical committee (!).
Time to listen to the folks at AASPB, a group I know well from my time on the Board, and who are wise in these matters. They counsel that we are doing something very different, which may be very wrong.
I hate to think that simple power politics is at the bottom of all this, but it sure seems that way.
Time for LSBEP to rise up and assert their role in our state. Sunset hearings may be such an opportunity, but we have to get tough with a minority that wants to control things.
Our response had better be ready. And powerful.
Dr. Fred Davis