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REQUEST AND PAY ONLINE | MAIL YOUR REQUEST

We no longer accept credit card payments on paper submissions. All paper submissions can be mailed and must include a check and cover letter with each submission. Incomplete submissions will not be processed by the Board nor will the incomplete submission be returned to you.

Charge: $100.00 for a mailing list of active licensed Psychologists and Psychological Examiners in Arkansas.

The mailing list will be emailed to you (regardless of payment method) in Excel and will consist of the following for active and voluntary inactive licensees:

License Type Address
Abbreviation City
License Number State
Highest Degree Zip
Title Work Phone
First Name E-Mail
Middle Name License Began
Last Name License Expires

COMPLAINTS

One of the responsibilities of the Arkansas Psychology Board is to investigate complaints about individuals licensed by the Board. Any concerned citizen or entity can file a complaint about the practice of a licensee with the Board.

The following are procedures for filing complaints with the Board:

  1. All complaints must be in writing and the document must be signed and dated. Complaints will not be accepted by email or phone. Complaints will not be filed until they are received in writing.
  2. Please use the complaint form provided. You may add sheets as needed.
  3. A signed complaint form means the Complainant will waive rights, patient and otherwise, to confidentiality as part of the process of the complaint being investigated. This is unavoidable due to legal requirements.
  4. The Complaint Committee will review the complaint to determine whether ethical violations have occurred.
  5. After review, the Complaint Committee will make a recommendation to the full board on how to proceed.

Send your form/letter to:
Arkansas Psychology Board
ATTN:  Complaints Committee
101 East Capitol, Suite 415
Little Rock, AR 72201

It is important to give as much detail as possible when making your complaint. Please provide:

  • The licensee’s name and license number
  • Your name and contact information
  • American Psychological Association or other ethical standards you feel the practitioner violated
  • A chronological history of the pertinent facts.
  • Copies of documents relevant to your complaint such as court orders, reports, progress notes, etc.

Resources

Mission Statement

The Arkansas Psychology Board is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor of the State of Arkansas to staggered terms of five years.  The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of psychology in the State of Arkansas including, but not limited to, examining and passing upon the qualification of applicants for the practice of psychology.  The major responsibility of the Arkansas Psychology Board is ensuring that the people of the State of Arkansas are protected from misrepresentation, unethical practice, and/or incompetence in the practice of psychology.

The Board is charged by law with administering its duties consistent with the Act under which it was organized and authorized to regulate the practice of psychology consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act and in the interest of the public of the State of Arkansas.

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Edward Kleitsch, Ph.D. | Chair
Term expires: December 31, 2023

Dr. J. Art Gillaspy, Ph.D. | Secretary
Term expires: December 31, 2019

Dr. Betty Everett, Ph.D. | Treasurer
Term expires: December 31, 2019

Dr. Joyce Fowler, Ph.D. | Member
Term expires: December 31, 2023

Ms. Marcia Fuller, M.A. | Member
Term expires: December 31, 2020

Dr. Lisa Fitzgibbons, Ph.D. | Member
Term expires: December 31, 2023

BOARD STAFF

Normal business hours are defined as Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, closed for lunch, then, 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM. In addition, the Board office will close on regularly scheduled legal holidays.

Susan Cooper, Administrative Director
APB.info@arkansas.gov

Brandi Thompson, Administrative Specialist III
APB.info@arkansas.gov

BOARD MEETINGS

Board Meeting Agenda Deadlines
The Board typically meets the third Friday of the month. If you would like to have an item on the Board meeting agenda, it must be in the office by the first day of the month.  The request must be submitted in writing and mailed to the Board office.

This includes applications for credential reviews.  The application must be complete and ready for review by the 1st of the month to be considered at that month’s Board meeting.

BOARD MEETING INFO

NOTE: All dates are subject to change

AGENDA MINUTES January 17, 2020 (Oral Exam)

AGENDA MINUTES February 21, 2020

AGENDA March 20, 2020

April 17, 2020 (Oral Exam)

May 8, 2020

June 19, 2020

July 17, 2020 (Oral Exam)

August 21, 2020

September 18, 2020

October 16, 2020 (Oral Exam)

November 20, 2020

December 18, 2020

ETHICAL VIOLATIONS

 

In order to protect the citizens of Arkansas, the Board will post the final findings on substantiated ethical violations.  This is a partial listing of the ethical violations on file in the Board office.  This list will be updated periodically.  When you click on the name of the licensee, a pdf document will open.  That document will consist of the final findings related to that case.  If a licensee is NOT on this list and you would like the final findings from their case, please contact the Board office.

If you would like to submit an official complaint regarding ethical violations, please follow the complaint process as described above.