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                                  for California Psychologists



From Dr. Elisabeth Crim and Moonstone Center


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March 13, 2015

Greetings Fellow Healers, 

I have a one more special message for California Psychologists, of 
whom I am one.  There is an urgency to this information and I want 
you to have the latest info if you are interested in commenting on the upcoming regulatory changes that affect your license as a Psychologist.  These proposed changes affect Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development requirements for California Licensed Psychologists.  Last date for comment to the Board of Psychology is 3/24/15 @ 5:00pm.  

Below is the email response I received from Jonathon Burke at the BOP following my letter of submission:

"At its February Board Meeting the Board voted to reconsider the Continuing Education Regulatory Proposal. The Board decided to raise the cap on traditional CE coursework from 18 hours to 27 hours. The new language and notice of modifications will be promulgated soon. You can sign up to receive regulatory notices from the Board [of Psychology] at this page  https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/psychboard/subscribe.php"


Below is the email I received from Dr. Jo Linder-Crow, CEO 

of the California Psychological Association (CPA), that addresses the new language and notice of modifications that Mr. Burke referenced above.

"Action Alert!

Dear CPA Member,

The Board of Psychology has opened a formal comment period on the 

proposed changes in the Continuing Education regulations. 

This is a 15-Day comment period with a deadline of 5:00 pm on 

March 24th. Here is a link to the notice posted on the 

Board of Psychology website: 



A link to the modified language can be found here: 


Please especially note the grid in the document that very clearly 

outlines the areas for Continuing Professional Development and 

the number of credits that would be allowed in each area.

This is an opportunity to comment on the changed language (or "modified text").


  • You are not being asked to "vote" on this.

Only the Board of Psychology can make the final decision on 

language related to regulatory change. However, the BOP is

required to invite public comment on any regulatory change, 

and you now have the opportunity to offer your comments 

about the most recent change the BOP made that increased 

the "cap" on traditional CE credit hours from 18 to 27 credits.

  • If you do not think that there should be a limit on the number 

of traditional CE hours you could earn to meet your requirements, 

you should say that at this time. The BOP is required to review 

any negative comments about the proposed changes at the 

next BOP meeting which will be May 14-15 in Los Angeles.The proposal 

at this time is for a limit of 27 Credits that could 

be earned via traditional ("sponsored") CE (either distance learning 

or face-to-face), with the remaining 9 credits to be earned 

via a number of other options that are outlined in the document.

  •  Please be respectful and professional in your comments 

to the Board in order to have the greatest impact.

  • We are aware that these changes are viewed as favorable 

by many of our members, so you should also feel free to make a 

comment if you DO like the regulations as they are now written.


All of the other documents related to the proposed changes 

can be found here:


(Rationale for the change, etc)

Comments can be by e-mail, fax, or snail mail (any method is acceptable) to: 

Jonathan Burke 
Administrative Coordinator 
Board of Psychology 
1625 N. Market Blvd. 
Ste. 215 
Sacramento, CA 95834 
Tel: 916-574-7137 
Fax: 916-574-8672 

I have attached a template as an example of what you might use for your comments. Of course, you will want to personalize your 

message to make it the most effective.

Note the deadline of 5:00 pm on March 24th. Comments received after this deadline will NOT be reviewed by the BOP.

Please let me know if you have questions about providing comment to the board or about the proposed regulations.

Best always,

Jo Linder-Crow, PhD


Attached template from Dr. Jo-Linder Crow:

 "Jonathan Burke

Administrative Coordinator

Board of Psychology

1625 N. Market Blvd.

Ste. 215

Sacramento, CA 95834

Tel: 916-574-7137



Dear Mr. Burke:

I am writing to provide comment on the modified text of sections 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62, and 1397.67 which are contained within Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations and which cover the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

I am writing specifically to address the proposal that there would be a limit on the number of credit hours I would be allowed to earn by attending traditional ("sponsored") CE courses.  I do not agree that there should be a limit on this category of CE credit hours, and respectfully request that the Board of Psychology set that number at 36 credit hours and allow the other categories of activities to remain as optional ways to meet the requirements for license renewal.

For me personally, placing a cap on the number of CE credit hours I could earn through traditional CE courses would mean that I ________________________________________.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment, and I request that my comment be included in those reviewed by the Board of Psychology at their meeting on May 14-15, 2015 in Los Angeles.


Best regards,

Your name and contact information"


Thank you again for reading above and taking a moment to attend to this issue, regardless of your decision toward action.  I would invite you to review the proposed changes with an open mind to potentially positive changes along with a discerning mind re: potentially problematic aspects of the proposal. Each of us must read, listen and decide what is best for us.  As I stated in my last email on this issue, as much as I want to inform you and even encourage you, I do not want to direct or even ask that you do anything that does not match with your own inner sense of what is best for you.

I do want you to be informed.  

Unless a major new turn occurs, I will leave this issue to you to explore on your own from here.

Take good care.
I look forward to connecting again very soon!

Keep breathing!
Peace and Joy, 


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