Tampa Psychologist Licensing Lawyer
A Florida psychologist is a professional whose practice includes administering certain tests and utilizing diagnostic tools to diagnose mental illnesses, impairments, and conditions and then providing therapy to help address and manage those condition(s). Because of the potential that unskilled and/or untrained individuals posing as psychologists have to cause serious harm to patients, the Florida Board of Psychology is tasked (in part) with assuring licenses are only issued to those with the requisite training and education and that unscrupulous or dangerous individuals are not permitted to lawfully work in the field. As well-intentioned as these purposes are, in the exercise of its discretion and powers the Board may prevent you from obtaining or maintaining your license. This, in turn, can cause you financial difficulty and professional embarrassment. The Tampa psychologist licensing lawyers at the Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. are available to assist Florida psychologists and psychology students in resolving their matters currently pending before the Board.
Common Reasons Why Licensing and/or Disciplinary Issues Arise in the Psychology Field
In some cases, the approval of a license to practice psychology is delayed or denied because the Board commits an oversight or because information the Board needs in order to make a licensing determination is not presented to the Board. Typically, these issues can be resolved informally by locating the missing records the Board needs and submitting those records in a timely fashion.
When a disciplinary complaint has been filed or an investigation opened into the conduct of a psychologist or license applicant, more formal methods of resolution may be required. The individual may need to investigate the allegations thoroughly and locate exculpatory evidence that clears him or her of wrongdoing. Because obtaining and maintaining a license to practice psychology in Florida is a privilege, the Board can often require the licensee or applicant to come forth with evidence showing that the allegations are unfounded and/or that such allegations do not adversely impact his or her ability to safely and competently practice psychology in the state.
Regardless of the resolution method necessary to resolve your matter, the Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. is well-equipped to assist psychology licensees and applicants in satisfying the requests and needs of the Board, thereby assisting in obtaining and maintaining a valid license and enabling the individual to put his or her education and training to use.
Speak with a Tampa Psychology Licensing Lawyer Today
Resolving a licensing or disciplinary matter pending before the Board of Psychology can take time, and during the time these matters are pending a person is not typically able to practice psychology without incurring serious sanctions and penalties. This can not only cause you financial difficulties but it can harm your reputation amongst your peers and fellow psychologists. Do not let a licensing issue prevent you from practicing psychology: call the Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. at (813) 968-6633, or reach out to our office using our online contact form to schedule a consultation with one of our Tampa psychologists licensing lawyers right away.