Introduction to State Psychology Licensing Boards and the Regulatory Process *

Presented by Joseph Biggs, Ph.D.
June 7th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

*No CE’s will be offered for this presentation

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation will provide a broad overview of state psychology licensing boards, with special emphasis on the regulations governing the practice of Psychology in the State of Indiana. Participants will learn about ways to work with respective psychology licensing boards and avoid appearances before them for misconduct. An update on the currently important topics of telepsychology and mobility will be reviewed. Resources such as The National Register and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) will be reviewed. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the roles state psychology licensing boards play in regulating the practice of psychology in various jurisdictions.
  • Participants will be able to list the common reasons psychologists are asked to appear before a state psychology licensing board and ways to avoid these reasons.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the beneficent aspects of state psychology licensing boards and the composition of such boards and their membership.
  • Participants will be able to describe the current state of affairs regarding telepsychology and mobility across various licensing jurisdictions.
  • Participants will describe the benefits of the following: ASPPB (Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards), The National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and CPQ (Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology)

Presenter Information

Joseph Biggs, Ph.D., is the current Chairperson of the Indiana State Psychology Board (ISPB), which is a division of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). The ISPB is responsible for the regulation of the practice of psychology in Indiana. Dr. Biggs has been an ISPB member since August 2008. He also is the Executive Director of a hospital division in west-central Indiana that specializes in telemedicine and its regulatory relationship with healthcare service delivery. Dr. Biggs has been a licensed psychologist, endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP), in Indiana since 1990.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.