Press Release: FORMER BOARD MEMBER SOLICITS SUPPORT FOR HER TESTIMONY AT TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS (TSBEP) BOARD MEETING FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 IN TRAVIS COUNTY
The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists had its quarterly Board Meeting in which there was standing room only and overflow into the hallway. Twenty-six (26) non-professionals signed up to testify or provide written statements. The primary public interest at the meeting involved debates focused on the role of Forensic Evaluators who are licensed by the TSBEP in family court litigation.
Previous TSBEP board member, Alissa Sherry, sent out an email soliciting support for her testimony at the Feb 14th meeting. The email can be viewed here: family-court-corruption.com/alissa-sherry-legal-consensus/dr-alissa-sherry-email-soliciting-support-at-tsbep-board-meeting/
Dr. Sherry was advocating for immunity for Custody Evaluators against complaints and lawsuits, her testimony can be heard here: family-court-corruption.com/alissa-sherry-legal-consensus/dr-alissa-sherry-public-testimony-at-tsbep-meeting/
Prior to addressing the Board, individuals were required to sign in with their full name and signature. After signing in, each speaker was allocated 3 minutes to speak. The 3-minute time limit was enforced until Dr. Sherry spoke. Instead of enforcing the 3-minute rule, the Board allowed her to speak for 11 uninterrupted minutes.
Of the non-professionals in attendance, all 12 of the individuals who testified against immunity for Dr. Sherry were required to sign in before being allowed to speak while the only individual to speak in support of Dr. Sherry was allowed to testify without signing in and without providing a last name.
The optics of favorable treatment to former board member Dr. Alissa Sherry are disturbing as the Board has summarily dismissed the last five complaints filed against her. Open forum meetings are essential for the public to maintain faith in their governing bodies and all participants should be treated equally.
The next board meeting for TSBEP will be May 16, 2019
Board members in attendance: Tim Branaman, Ph.D., ChairpersonLou Ann Todd Mock, Ph.D., Vice ChairpersonHerman Adler, M.A.John BielamowiczRyan T. BridgesAngela A. Downes, J.D.Susan Fletcher, Ph.D.Ron Palomares, Ph.D.Andoni Zagouris, M.A.Darrel Spinks, Executive Director
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