The purpose of the Board is to regulate and monitor the professions of psychology and behavior analysis. Licensure for behavior analysts became effective January 1, 2011. The Board has two major areas of regulatory authority. First, the Board licenses individuals to practice psychology or behavior analysis in the State of Arizona. Second, the Board investigates and adjudicates allegations of unprofessional conduct filed against psychologists and behavior analysts licensed in the State of Arizona.
The Board meets monthly including four meetings held in person each year. The remaining monthly meetings are held telephonically. Meetings are open to the public and time is set aside to hear comments from the public. The Board offers continuing education credit in professional ethics to licensees who attend Board meetings. Meeting dates and times are posted on this website.
The Board’s Complaint Screening Committee (CSC) meets monthly to provide the initial review of complaints. The CSC has the authority to dismiss or refer complaints to the full Board for consideration. The Board’s Application Review Committee (ARC) meets monthly to review applications for licensure. The ARC makes recommendations to the Board concerning applications submitted for licensure. Additional committees established by the Board pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-2064(B) include Rules Committee, Exploratory Committee on Scope of Practice for Psychologists, Telepractice Committee, Legislative Committee, and Continuing Education Committee. All committee meetings are open to the public.
The Board office is staffed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on state holidays.
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