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Dear Colleagues,
Do you want to put an end to supervision fees? You can help to eliminate career-long supervision of master's-level psychologists. Right now there is an active petition in front of the North Carolina Psychology Board to amend the NC Psychology Practice Act to allow for an end to career-long supervision*. The law firm of Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, have been retained for legal representation in this matter.

This will benefit you as a psychologist practicing in North Carolina. Ending required career-long supervision will allow Licensed Psychological Associates (LPAs) to hold an independent and unrestricted license, which is required to obtain accreditation with insurance panels, provide Telehealth services, provide volunteer services, among other important issues currently curtailed or prohibited, AND to stop paying supervision fees. The North Carolina Association of Professional Psychologists (NCAPP) has been reorganized in large part to focus on this goal of ending career-long supervision.

Your support is needed. Please consider becoming a member and/or donating to this initiative.

Janet Heuring, NCAPP President
Carol E. Williams, NCAPP Vice-President
Tara Luellen, NCAPP Secretary
Pam Corbett, NCAPP Treasurer
Les Brinson, NCAPP Board Member
Flora Dunbar, NCAPP Board Member
Connie Philbeck, NCAPP Board Member
Karen Steward, NCAPP Board Member
Henry Tonn, NCAPP Board Member

*This action does NOT require a change in legislation and is within the legal authority of NCPB to independently address.
Proposed Amended Rule 21 NCAC 54.2008(h)
After a minimum of 3 calendar years consisting of at least 4500 hours of post-licensure supervised practice, no further supervision is required provided that a Psychological Associate shall:
A. Make application on an application form provided by the Board;
B. Document that all performance ratings for the preceding 3 years and 4500 hours of post-licensure supervised practice have been average or above average;
C. Have received at least one calendar year of supervision from the most recent supervisor; and
D. Have the recommendation of the most recent supervisor that no further supervision be required.

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