CASP-sponsored Assembly Bill 1651 continued its progress through the California State Legislature after the State Senate’s Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee on June 3 voted 9-0 in support of the legislation authored by Assembly Member Jose Medina (D-Riverside).
The “Licensed educational psychologists: supervision of associates and trainees” bill, if approved by legislators and signed by the governor, will allow LEPs to supervise Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) associates (interns) while they offer educationally related mental health services. The Board of Behavioral Sciences formally endorsed the bill in May, while the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, and the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California also offered support, as did several LEPs.
AB 1651, which hasn’t received a no vote or negative public comment, will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. That hearing date has not been set.
Find a Licensed Educational Psychologist Here
School administrators, parents, special education directors and others can find private-practice school psychologists through CASP’s Online LEP Directory.
Search by county, language, specialty or name to find the Licensed Educational Psychologist who can best serve your needs. LEPs are required to continuously update their skills to renew their licenses, so they are well-versed in the newest developments in school psychology. Check it out today.
CASP cannot guarantee the fluency of the languages, other than English, that the directory’s LEPs may possess. All changes for current listings may be sent to email@example.com
Code of Ethics
As the stakeholder representing Licensed Educational Psychologists before the Board of Behavioral Sciences, CASP has developed a Code of Ethics for LEPs. Approved by the CASP Board of Directors during its October 2015 meeting, the LEP Ethics Code goes beyond the CASP Code of Ethics by expanding on issues facing school psychologists in private practice.
LEPs and Tele (mental) Health
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has issued new rules for licensees and suggestions for consumer regarding online mental health counseling services. Both documents below explain what you can – and cannot – do while providing online counseling services, as well as expectations that your clients should consider before agreeing to counseling over the internet.
- Consumer Information on Telehealth from the Board of Behavioral Sciences
- LEP Information Regarding Telehealth
Board of Behavioral Sciences
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has made recent changes in who can grant continuing education credits to Licensed Educational Psychologists, as well as other licensed therapists. Don’t worry. CASP is still your place to go to get CEUs in topics that will best suit Educational Psychology. However, there are some changes, such as gaining credits by working with the BBS on new licensee examinations and getting all 36 CEUs from webinars.
- LEP Experts Wanted by the BBS
- Renew Your LEP License Online
- LEP Exam Handbook
- Retired License Information – California Board of Behavioral Sciences
LEP Continuing Education and License Renewal Information
- How to get the continuing education units you need to keep your license current.
- This brochure, from the Board of Behavioral Sciences, further explains continuing education requirements for LEPs.
LEP Scope of Practice
You Asked. We got. CASP members who are LEPs (and non LEPs) that work independently of schools can now purchase liability insurance at a deep discount through American Professional Agency, Inc.