Protect Your Right To Practice
THe law governing Unlicensed Psychotherapists (formerly Registered Psychotherapists) has changed.
If you are an Unlicensed Psychotherapist, this is critical information about the new law governing your right to practice in Colorado.
On July 14, 2020 the governor of Colorado signed into law HB20-1206, a bill that has a profound and unfavorable impact on Unlicensed Psychotherapists.
For a more detailed description of how the changes to the law impact your practice as an Unlicensed Psychotherapist, read this article.
DORA has scheduled a “VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).” The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 3:00 P.M. (MDT). Registration for the meeting is here.
CAP urges all Unlicensed Psychotherapists to register for this meeting.
CAP is working hard to maintain the right to practice as Unlicensed Psychotherapists in Colorado. We believe consumers have the right to chose from a diversity of mental health professionals.
If you wish to support CAP’s efforts to protect the right of Unlicensed Psychotherapists to practice in Colorado, Join CAP !
ABOUT OUR Association
Colorado Association of Psychotherapists
The Colorado Association of Psychotherapists promotes professional growth and development among Unlicensed Psychotherapists with a focus on legislative representation, education, networking opportunities, and promotional tools for individual practices.
Legislative representation is a core CAP commitment to maintaining the right of Unlicensed Psychotherapists to practice psychotherapy. CAP is a voice for Unlicensed Psychotherapists to the Colorado state legislature and the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA.) CAP works with legislators who are interested in mental health and works to keep them informed about the relevant issues and the many dimensions of psychotherapy.
CAP partners often with other associations and groups to address legislative issues relevant to mental health. CAP has supported legislation jointly with Mental Health Colorado, DORA Mental Health Task Force, Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association, and other associations representing various mental health professionals. Members are updated regularly about the ongoing legislative and regulatory dialogue.
CAP hosts meetings with educational speakers several times each month for members and interested parties. Our calendar also includes select events of interest to the mental health community in Colorado. Check out our calendar and find an event near you!
Donate to support CAP’s lobbying effort supporting the right for Unlicensed Psychotherapists to practice in Colorado.
CAP offers members educational services to promote professional development. CAP hosts monthly and annual events that showcase expert speakers to help members become better therapists and business people. Topics are timely and relevant, including psychological theory, psychotherapeutic techniques, alternative modalities, business best practices, use of technology/social media, and legislative updates. Educational webinars are also available to members. CAP’s Board Members can help members with supervision, registration, certification, and licensure.
Operating a private practice can leave a therapist feeling somewhat isolated. CAP events offer networking opportunities with fellow professionals for referrals, knowledge exchange, and socializing with our peers. We are a fun and supportive group of people.
Finding new clients is challenging for many psychotherapists. CAP helps members promote their services to potential clients through the “Find A Therapist” service. Member profiles showcase each therapist’s unique specialties, services, and business details. Members can add images and a short, introductory video to further personalize their service. CAP actively promotes the membership directory to people searching for mental health services. Prospects can search the directory by location, specialty, and service.