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Welcome to the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Website
Dr. Fischer presents an award to Dr. Hand for 8 years of service on the Board
Top left to top right: Benjamin Harris, Dr. Ray Hand, Dr. Shawn Roberson, Timothy O'Connor
Bottom left to bottom right: Dr. Pamela Fischer, Dr. Kathleen Ward, Dr. Susan Howard
The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
is to protect the public by regulating the practice of psychology in Oklahoma to ensure that only properly qualified psychologists practice psychology in the state and that the psychology profession as a whole is conducted in the public's best interest.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is currently developing a new examination that will be called the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology Step 2 (EPPP Step 2). This will be a standardized tool designed to assess the functional skills necessary for independent practice as a Psychologist. ASPPB has created a video in which Dr. Steve DeMers discusses the development of this examination. We would like to encourage you to visit the ASPPB website where you will find the video, as well as additional resources about this new examination. The information contained in this video will inform you and interested members of the public about the decision to move forward with this examination.
The website address is: www.asppb.net/EPPPStep2 , and the video is listed as "EPPP Step 2 CEO Video Announcement".
If you have questions about the video or the EPPP Step 2, please contact Dr. Carol Webb, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RULE CHANGES ADOPTED by the Board MARCH 25, 2016 and submitted to the Governor and Legislature for Approval:
Update on Professional Will Information:
OSBEP no longer requires a professional will for licensure. However, APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct ("Ethics Code") Standard 3.12 states that "unless covered by contract, psychologists make reasonable efforts to plan for facilitating services in the event that psychological services are interrupted by factors such as the psychologist's illness, death, unavailability, relocation or retirement or by the client's/patient's relocation or financial limitations. In addition Ethics Code 6.02(c) states: "Psychologists make plans in advance to facilitate the appropriate transfer and to protect the confidentiality of records and data in the event of psychologists' withdrawal from positions or practice." Therefore, unless you work in a group practice or organization with policies in place that address issues such as continuity of care and transfer of records, some advance planning is needed. You may want to consult an attorney regarding the potential legal responsibilities as serving as the fiduciary for another psychologist in the event of their death or incapacity.