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LSBEP Meeting Dates

MEETING DATE: Friday, November 12, 2021
PURPOSE: Regular Meeting: LA State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
LOCATION: LOCATION: Virtual  CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA/MEETING LINKCALL TO ORDER: 9:00 AM
MEETING DATE: Friday, December 10, 2021
PURPOSE: Regular Meeting: LA State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
LOCATION: Tentative – 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #C-150, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
CALL TO ORDER: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM [recess from 10:00 AM – 1PM] Resume meeting 1:00PM
DATE: Friday, December 10, 2021
PURPOSE LSBEP CPD OFFERING – Multicultural and Ethical Issues in Psychology: The example of neuropsychological assessment of Spanish speakers by Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D.
TIME:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST)
LOCATION: Virtual – Registered Attendees Only  CLICK HERE FOR MEETING INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
MEETING DATE: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
PURPOSE: LONG RANGE PLANNING: LA State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
LOCATION: 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #C-150, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
CALL TO ORDER: 8:30 AM Thursday, January 20, 2022 (full day public meeting)
8:30 AM Friday, January 21, 2022 (1/2 day public meeting)
12:30 PM Friday, January 21, 2022 (Awards Luncheon – Invited Guests Only)

LSSP Important Dates

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (In-person) – Committee Meeting: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology,       Location: 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #C-150, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Time: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Committee Meeting: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology,            Location: 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #C-150, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Time: 1:30 PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Committee Meeting: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology,            Location: 4334 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., #C-150, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Time: 1:30 PM

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ELECTION NEWS

THE ELECTION TO FILL THE UPCOMING VACANCY OCCURRING ON JULY 1, 2022 WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 15, 2021 AND CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 15, 2022.

Licensed psychologists will be voting for eligible candidates to fill a seat on the Board for the term : July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.  A current email is required to receive your electronic ballot through Simply Voting.   If you need to update your email address, please contact LSBEP at admin.lsbep@la.gov

Results of the election are certified by Simply Voting and will be opened and reported publicly at the LSBEP meeting on January 20, 2022.  Results will be reported to the Governor by the Louisiana Psychological Association for the Governor’s consideration for appointment.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION:

MATTHEW HOLCOMB, PH.D.

PARISH: Orleans   CITY: New Orleans  STATELA   LA LICENSE NO.: 1310  ORIGINAL LICENSURE DATEJanuary 16, 2015   SPECIALTYClinical Neuropsychology
PRINCIPAL POSITION: Clinical Neuropsychologist with Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group
OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS: Consulting Clinical Psychologist Pine Grove Behavioral Health Assessment Clinic
HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE EARNED: Ph.D.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION:  Ball State University
DATE OF GRADUATION:  2012
MAJOR:  School Psychology
Other jurisdictions in which you are licensed to practice psychology: Mississippi
Have you ever been disciplined by any state licensing board(s) or sanctioned by a professional ethics committee: No
Memberships in professional associations:
1. Louisiana Psychological Association

2. National Academy of Neuropsychology

3. American Psychological Association

Have you previously served on the LSBEP: No
Have you ever contracted with LSBEP in any professional role: No

Please provide a statement of issues facing the LSBEP, how you see your role as a regulator in enforcing the laws, standards and ethics code, and your goals for your tenure on the Board.

     The main function of our licensing board is to protect the people of Louisiana from the “unqualified and improper application” of psychology.  That’s a broad mission statement, which often puts our board in a position to affect change within the field of psychology.  There can be no doubt that the next few years will see additional and potentially major changes in our field.  Affecting change and having a voice when those changes are discussed are a motivation for serving on the LSBEP.
     Nationally, organizations like ABPP often push agendas that may not benefit psychologists or the public in Louisiana.  Issues such as the EPPP-2 and PsyPACT could harm the practice of psychology in Louisiana.  LSBEP has a history of standing against efforts which would not benefit our state, and I wish to continue that legacy.  Locally, our board faces financial issues and concerns of over-reach.  I want to serve on the LSBEP to be a positive force for change.
     I have served on LPA’s legislative affairs committee for several years and am currently the Treasurer of the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA) and a member of the Executive Committee.  I was heavily involved as a member of the ad-hoc committee which met with the LSBEP and other stakeholders to craft House Bill 477.  I believe I am prepared to sit in the LSBEP.
     In my approximately 7 years in the state, I have taught and supervised future Louisiana psychologists, maintained an active research lab, and built a busy clinical and forensic neuropsychological practice.  In addition to my state involvement, I have also served in national organizations such as the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).  I believe I am well prepared to take on a role with LSBEP, and that I should serve at this time.

Date Signed: 10-22-2021

Received by LSBEP:10-22-2021

JESSE D. LAMBERT, PSY.D.

PARISH: Ascension  CITY: Gonzales    STATELA   LA LICENSE NO.: 1117  ORIGINAL LICENSURE DATEOctober 9, 2009      SPECIALTYClinical
PRINCIPAL POSITION: Clinical and Medical Psychologist
OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS: Clinical Lead, Rural Mental and Behavioral Health Outreach at Our Lady of the Lake, and private practice.
HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE EARNED: Psy.D.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION:  Argosy University/Dallas
DATE OF GRADUATION:  08/2009
MAJOR:  Clinical Psychology
Other jurisdictions in which you are licensed to practice psychology: —

Have you ever been disciplined by any state licensing board(s) or sanctioned by a professional ethics committee: NO

Memberships in professional associations:
1. Louisiana Psychological Association

2. Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychology

Have you previously served on the LSBEP: Yes [08/2015-09/2019]
Have you ever contracted with LSBEP in any professional role: No

Please provide a statement of issues facing the LSBEP, how you see your role as a regulator in enforcing the laws, standards and ethics code, and your goals for your tenure on the Board:

Psychology is such a fabulous discipline and the contributions we offer as clinicians, scientists, and to industry are on the same scale as chemistry, physics, and medicine. Yet, this gift is predicated on the tenant that such services be delivered in an ethical and fair manner. In the absence of such, people will be damaged and the profession suffers a catastrophic lack of credibility. The consumers of our services are vulnerable and to truly have an impact, the public must be protected from the improper and unethical practice of psychology. Yet, this obligation is a two-pronged. Psychologists are also consumers and discipline must be well investigated and fair, as the consequences of such can be far-reaching. If elected/appointed to the Board, I offer my solemn word that I will adhere to these scared duties.

Date Signed: 10-31-2021

Received by LSBEP:11-1-2021

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LSSP COMMITTEE MEMBER: If you are interested in serving as an LSSP Committee Member.  The next vacancy will require an LSSP to fill the term 7/1/2022 – June 30, 2025. Please contact Jaime Monic (jaime.monic@la.gov) if you are interested in serving on this Committee.

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OTHER NEWS AND POSTINGS

Letter to ASPPB re LSBEP Position on EPPP-Part 2 (7/20/2018)

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LSBEP Agenda and Minutes

2021

January 8, 2021 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 28-29, 2021 – Long Range Planning Agenda Minutes
February 19, 2021  Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2021  Agenda Minutes
April 30, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
July 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 23, 2021  Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2021  Agenda Minutes
November 12, 2021  Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes

2020

January 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2020  Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2020  Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2020 – Board Meeting via Video Conference Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 14, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2020  – Board Meeting via Video Conference Agenda  Minutes
May 26, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting
Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2020 Agenda  Minutes
June 12, 2020– AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2020– AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2020  Agenda Minutes
August 7, 2020– AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
August 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2020  Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2020 (Hearing) Agenda Minutes
October 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2020  Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2020  Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2020 – AdHoc Legislative Collaborative Committee Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 11, 2020
Agenda

Minutes

Minutes Amended

2019

January 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2019  Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2019  Agenda Minutes
May 6, 2019 SPECIAL MEETING Agenda Minutes
May 23, 2019 Agenda  Minutes
June 13, 2019 Agenda  Minutes
July 21, 2019  Agenda  Minutes
August 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2019  Agenda  Minutes
October 10 – 11, 2019

 Agenda

Hearing Notice

 Minutes
November 11, 2019 Emergency Meeting RE P19-20-03C Minutes
November 22, 2019  Agenda  Minutes
December 13, 2019  Agenda  Minutes

2018

January 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2108  Agenda Minutes
March 16, 2018  Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2018  Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2018 Agenda  Minutes
July 20, 2018 Agenda  Minutes
August 3, 2018 Special Mtg  Agenda  Minutes
August 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2018  Agenda  Minutes
October 26, 2018  Agenda  Minutes
November 29-30, 2018 – Long Range Planning  Agenda  Minutes
December 14, 2018  Agenda  Minutes

2017

January Agenda//Agenda Minutes
February  Agenda Minutes
March  Agenda Minutes
April  Agenda //Agenda Minutes // Minutes
May Agenda  Minutes
June Agenda  Minutes
July Agenda // Agenda  Minutes// Minutes
August  Agenda  Minutes
September  Agenda  Minutes
October  Agenda  Minutes
November  Agenda  Minutes
December  Agenda  Minutes

2016

January  Agenda  Minutes
February  Agenda  Minutes
March  Agenda  Minutes
April  Agenda  Minutes
May  Agenda  Minutes
June  Agenda  Minutes
July  Agenda  Minutes
August  Agenda  Minutes
September  Agenda //Agenda  Minutes //  Minutes // Minutes
October  Agenda  Minutes
November  Agenda// Agenda  Minutes
December  Agenda  Minutes

2015

January Agenda Minutes
February Agenda Minutes
March Agenda Minutes
April Agenda Minutes
May Agenda // Agenda // Agenda Minutes // Minutes // Minutes
June Agenda // Agenda // Agenda Minutes // Minutes
July Agenda Minutes
August Agenda Minutes
September Agenda Minutes 
October Agenda Minutes
November Agenda Minutes
December Agenda Minutes

2014

 January Agenda Minutes
February Agenda Minutes // Minutes
March Agenda Minutes
April Agenda // Agenda Minutes // Minutes
May Agenda Minutes
June Agenda // Agenda Minutes
July Agenda Minutes
August Agenda Minutes
September Agenda Minutes
October Agenda Minutes
November Agenda // Agenda Minutes
December Agenda Minutes

2012

January None None
February Agenda Minutes
March Agenda Minutes
April Agenda Minutes
May Agenda Minutes
June Agenda Minutes
July Agenda Minutes
August Agenda 8.10  // Agenda Minutes // Minutes 8.10
September Agenda Minutes
October Agenda Minutes
November Agenda Minutes
December Agenda Minutes

LSSP Agenda and Minutes

2021

March 2, 2021  LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
March 16, 2021 LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
June 1, 2021 LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
October 12, 2021  LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
October 19, 2021 LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
December 7, 2021  LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes

2020

March 3, 2020  LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
May 19, 2020 LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
June 2, 2020 Rescheduled to June 16, 2020 LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
September 2020   LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
December 1, 2020   LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes

2019

March 19, 2019  LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes
June 4, 2019 LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
September 3, 2019  LSSP Agenda  LSSP Minutes
December 3, 2019  Cancelled

2015

March
June
September Agenda Minutes 
December LSSP Agenda LSSP Minutes