FPA advocacy efforts are guided by the Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board (LAPPB), which evaluates and prioritizes advocacy goals for the discipline of psychology in Florida. The LAPPB oversees the legislative agenda, administrative code, court decisions, and public policy related to mental health and practitioners of psychology. It monitors the activities of FPA’s professional lobbyist, plans and executes the annual lobby day at the Capitol, and provides training to meet the advocacy needs of FPA.
Key Psychologist Network
The LAPPB also coordinates the Key Psychologist Network. Key Psychologists receive training on how to lobby their legislators and are asked to become active with their local Senators and Representatives by establishing relationships with them, directly when possible, or with their Legislative Assistants. Interested in becoming a Key Psychologist? Chair: Dr. Liz Campbell
2023 Florida Legislative Priorities
FPA’s 2023 legislative priority was the passage of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PsyPACT) which would allow for the provision of psychological services via telecommunications technologies across state lines by licensed psychologists. We are pleased to report that PsyPACT is now law! Read more here.
Check out our 2023 Legislative Report which is updated regularly.
2023 Federal Legislative Priorities
FPA, under the guidance of APA, also lobbies federal officials. To learn more about federal advocacy priorities, visit https://www.apa.org/advocacy.
Psychologists of Florida Political Action Committee
The Florida legislature has a tremendous impact on the mental health field in Florida. It is vital to influence this activity. Therefore, it is necessary to contribute to those elected officials who will effectively represent the interests of psychologists in Florida. To that end, the Psychologists of Florida Political Action Committee was created. The PAC was formed because FPA is not permitted to donate money to political campaigns.
The PAC is a separate entity from FPA and is focused on election activity. The PAC collects contributions from interested individuals (not limited to members of FPA) and uses those funds to support the political campaigns of candidates who support the interests of Florida Psychologists. Chair: Dr. Regina Mendoza
Interested in learning more about the PAC? Reach out to Deborah Foote, PAC Secretary/Treasurer.
Want to contribute? Click preferred button to contribute by credit card:
Prefer to mail a check? Please complete this form, print it out, and include along with your check payable to “Psychologists of Florida Political Action Committee”, PO Box 7416, Tallahassee, FL 32314.
Note: contributions to political committees are not tax-deductible.