Texas Psychology Licensing Deemed Unconstitutional

On November 28, 2016, based on the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the Serafine v. Branaman case, the federal district court slapped the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with attorneys’ costs and fees.

The psychology board was ordered to pay Serafine $48,092.25 for her successful enforcement of her First Amendment civil rights under the U.S. Constitution.

The court also entered an injunction against the Board’s further enforcement of those portions of the Psychologists’ Licensing Act that had been struck down as unconstitutional. This ruling deems Serafine v. Branaman case formally closed.

Only two things will stop the licensing scheme in psychology: litigation and the courts, not supplication.

P.S. Please consider sharing this interesting development with  your psych friends.

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