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The Board of Psychology will hold a Board Meeting via WebEX

NOTE: Pursuant to the provisions of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 17, 2020, neither board member locations nor a public meeting location are provided. Public participation may be through the WebEx link as provided below. If you have trouble getting on the call to listen or participate, please call 916-574-7720.

Agenda discussion and report items are subject to action being taken on them during the meeting by the Board at its discretion. Action may be taken on any item on the agenda.

Important Notice to the Public: The Board of Psychology will hold a public meeting via WebEx Events. To participate in the WebEx meeting, please log on to this website the day of the meeting:

Friday, April 2, 2021: https://dca-meetings.webex.com/dca-meetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8e0ccd6ac964e36622ca3794f386d10c

Instructions to connect to the meeting can be found at the end of this agenda. Members of the public may but are not obligated to provide their names or personal information as a condition of observing or participating in the meeting. When signing into the WebEx platform, participants may be asked for their name and email address. Participants who choose not to provide their names will need to provide a unique identifier such as their initials or another alternative, so that the meeting moderator can identify individuals who wish to make public comment; participants who choose not to provide their email address may utilize a fictitious email address like in the following sample format: XXXXX@mailinator.com.

Due to potential technical difficulties, please consider submitting written comments by April 1, 2021, to bopmail@dca.ca.gov for consideration.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Board Members
Seyron Foo, President
Lea Tate, PsyD, Vice President
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
Marisela Cervantes
Mary Harb Sheets, PhD
Julie Nystrom
Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD
Ana Rescate
Shacunda Rodgers, PhD

Legal Counsel
Will Maguire
Clay Jackson

Board Staff  
Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer
Jon Burke, Assistant Executive Officer
Stephanie Cheung, Licensing Manager
Jason Glasspiegel, Central Services Manager
Sandra Monterrubio, Enforcement Program Manager
Liezel McCockran, CE/Renewals Coordinator
Cristina Rivera, Legislative and Regulatory Analyst
Sarah Proteau, Central Services Office Technician

Friday, April 2, 2021


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or until Completion of Business

Unless noticed for a specific time, items may be heard at any time during the period of the Board meeting.

The Board welcomes and encourages public participation at its meetings. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board at the time the item is heard.

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum
  2. President’s Welcome
  3. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda. Note: The Board May Not Discuss or Take Action on Any Matter Raised During this Public Comment Section, Except to Decide Whether to Place the Matter on the Agenda of a Future Meeting [Government Code sections 11125 and 11125.7(a)].
  4. Discussion and Possible Approval of the Board Meeting Minutes: February 18-19, 2021
  5. Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Updates (Cervantes – Chairperson, Casuga, Phillips)
    1. Board Sponsored Legislation for the 2021 Legislative Session: Review and Possible Action
      1. Amendments to sections 2960 and 2960.1 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding Denial, Suspension and Revocation for Acts of Sexual Contact
      2. Pathways to Licensure Statutory Revisions – Amendments to sections 27, 2909, 2909.5, 2910, 2911, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2915.5, 2915.7, 2942, 2944, 2946, and 2960 of the Business and Professions Code, and section 1010 of the Evidence Code.
      3. Sunset Provisions – Amendments to section 2912 of the Business and Professions Code, and Addition of sections Related to Reinstatement to Active after Voluntary Surrender, Licensure Committee Delegated Authority, and Authority to Issue Waivers
    2. Review of Bills for Active Position Recommendations
      1. AB 54 (Kiley) COVID-19 emergency order violation: license revocation
      2. AB 1236 (Ting) Healing arts: licensees: data collection
      3. SB 731 (Durazo) Criminal records: relief
      4. SB 772 (Ochoa Bogh) Professions and vocations: citations: minor violations
    3. Review of Watch Bills
      1. AB 32 (Aguiar-Curry) Telehealth
      2. AB 107 (Salas) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: temporary licenses: military spouses
      3. AB 225 (Gray) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: veterans: military spouses: licenses
      4. AB 339 (Lee) State and local government: open meetings
      5. AB 562 (Low) Mental health services for health care providers
      6. AB 646 (Low) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: expunged convictions
      7. AB 657 (Bonta) State civil service system: personal services contracts: professionals
      8. AB 810 (Flora) Healing arts: reports: claims against licensees
      9. AB 830 (Flora) Department of Consumer Affairs: director: powers and duties
      10. AB 1026 (Smith) Business licenses: veterans.
      11. AB 1386 (Cunningham) License fees: military partners and spouses
      12. SB 102 (Melendez) COVID-19 emergency order violation: license revocation
      13. SB 224 (Portantino) Pupil instruction: mental health education
      14. SB 534 (Jones) Department of Consumer Affairs
    4. Update on California Psychological Association Legislative Proposal Regarding New Registration Category for Psychological Testing Technicians.
    5. Legislative Items for Future Meeting. The Board May Discuss Other Items of Legislation in Sufficient Detail to Determine Whether Such Items Should be on a Future Board Meeting Agenda and/or Whether to Hold a Special Meeting of the Board to Discuss Such Items Pursuant to Government Code section 11125.4
  6. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Board Responses to Psychology Sunset Review Committee Paper (S. Foo)
  7. Regulatory Update, Review, and Possible Action on Additional Changes (M. Cervantes)
    1. 16 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 1396.8 – Standards of Practice for Telehealth
    2. 16 CCR sections 1391.1, 1391.2, 1391.5, 1391.6, 1391.8, 1391.10, 1391.11, 1391.12, 1392.1 – Psychological Assistants
    3. 16 CCR sections 1381.9, 1381.10, 1392 – Retired License, Renewal of Expired License, Psychologist Fees
    4. 16 CCR sections 1381.9, 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62, 1397.67 – Continuing Professional Development
    5. 16 CCR sections 1391.13, and 1391.14 – Inactive Psychological Assistant Registration and Reactivating a Psychological Assistant Registration
    6. 16 CCR 1392 – Psychologist Fees – California Psychology Law and Ethics Examination (CPLEE) and Initial License and Biennial Renewal Fee for a Psychologist
    7. 16 CCR 1395.2 Disciplinary Guidelines and Uniform Standards Related to Substance-Abusing Licensees
  8. Recommendations for Agenda Items for Future Board Meetings. Note: The Board May Not Discuss or Take Action on Any Matter Raised During This Public Comment Section, Except to Decide Whether to Place the Matter on the Agenda of a Future Meeting [Government Code Sections 11125 and 11125.7(a)].


  1. The Board Will Meet in Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126, subdivision (c)(3) to Discuss Disciplinary Matters Including Proposed Decisions, Stipulations, Petitions for Reinstatement or Modification of Penalty, Petitions for Reconsideration, and Remands.


Due to technological limitations, adjournment will not be broadcast.  Adjournment will immediately follow closed session, and there will be no other items of business discussed or transacted.

The meeting may be canceled without notice. For verification, please check the Board’s Web site at www.psychology.ca.gov, or call (916) 574-7720.To accommodate speakers, or to maintain a quorum, items may be taken out of order, tabled or held over to a subsequent meeting, and items scheduled to be heard on Thursday may be held over to Friday, or if scheduled to be heard on Friday may be moved up to Thursday.   

In the event a quorum of the Board is unable to attend the meeting, or the Board is unable to maintain a quorum once the meeting is called to order, the president may, at his discretion, continue to discuss items from the agenda and to vote to make recommendations to the full board at a future meeting [Government Code section 11125(c)].

Meetings of the Board of Psychology are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board at the time the item is heard, but the President may, at his discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak.

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer, at (916) 574-7720 or email bopmail@dca.ca.gov or send a written request addressed to 1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite N-215, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

The Board of Psychology protects consumers of psychological services by licensing psychologists, regulating the practice of psychology, and supporting the evolution of the profession.