Mental Health Regulatory Agency Subdivisions

Counselors and Therapists, Oregon Board of Licensed Professional

Address: 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 120, Salem 97302-6312
Phone: 503-378-5499
Contact: Charles Hill, Executive Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 675.705–675.835

Duties and Responsibilities: The board was created in 1989 to protect Oregon consumers seeking mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy services. The board determines if individuals meet initial and continuing education, training and examination standards for licensure and issues new and renewal licenses to those who are qualified. The board develops policies and standards for professional practice and enforces disciplinary action against counselors, therapists and interns who engage in misconduct or are incompetent. It also issues civil penalties to individuals practicing in Oregon without a license or engaging in misrepresentation. The eight members of the board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms.

Psychology, Oregon Board of

Address: 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 130, Salem 97302-6309
Phone: 503-378-4154
Contact: Charles J. Hill, Executive Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 675.010–675.150

Duties and Responsibilities: The board was created in 1963 to protect Oregon consumers of psychological services. The board determines if individuals meet initial and continuing education, training and examination standards for licensure and issues new and re­newal licenses to those who are qualified. The board develops policies and standards for professional practice and enforces disciplinary action against psychologists, psychologist associates and residents who engage in misconduct or are incompetent. It also issues civil penalties to individuals practicing in Oregon without a license or engaging in misrepresentation. The nine members of the board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms.
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