15 Known Complaints against Alissa Sherry / Legal Consensus since 2015 with TSBEP / TBHEC

PETITION UPDATE – www.change.org/p/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-psychologists-tsbep-investigation-into-forensic-custody-evaluator-dr-alissa-sherry-and-legal-consensus/u/25349698

Known Complaints against Alissa Sherry / Legal Consensus
(Note these are only people that have reach out to us, NOT a complete list, we are sure there are more): 

Complaints against Alissa Sherry Dismissed by TSBEP without Any Disciplinary Action Taken since 2015:

Complainant 1 – JH #2015-00110-9966 
Complainant 2 – RF #2015-00153-9966
Complainant 3 – BS # 2015-XXXXX-9966
Complainant 4 – CM #2016-0037-9966
Complainant 5 – KC #2016-00123-9966
Complainant 6 – TP #2017-00057-9966
Complainant 7 – CH #2017-XXXXX-9966
Complainant 8 – JN #2018-00053-9966 

Current Complaints against Alissa Sherry / Legal Consensus Under Investigation by TSBEP: 

Complainant 9 – LW #2019-00069-9966
Complainant 10 – CC #2019-00070-9966
Complainant 11 – CB #2019-0071-9966
Complainant 12 – SG #2019-000100-9966 
Complainant 13 – CR #2019-XXXXX-9966
Complainant 14 – DJ #2019-00130-9966
Complainant 15 – RF #2020-00004-9966 Dr. Alissa Sherry;
                                 #2020-00005-13268 Michelle Munevar;

Section 501.203(d) of TSBEP Rules States that “The Board shall analyze complaints filed with the board to identify any trends or issues related to certain violations.  

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Update on Complaints Against Alissa Sherry / Legal Consensus and TSBEP / TBHEC Complaint Process

PETITION UPDATE – www.change.org/p/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-psychologists-tsbep-investigation-into-forensic-custody-evaluator-dr-alissa-sherry-and-legal-consensus/u/25214343

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) Instructions for complaints: 

“State in simple, narrative language why you think the professional violated the Psychologists’ Licensing Act or Board rules.” 

But then when you read the fine print: 
“There must be sufficient evidence to establish probable cause of the misconduct. Therefore, if no probable cause can be determined as a result of the investigation, or if there is not sufficient evidence to withstand a court hearing, the complaint is referred to the Dismissal Committee”  

You are lead to believe you can fill out one page of complaint information in layman’s terms.  The TSBEP takes 18-24 months to make a determination, eventually dismissing because the complaint won’t stand up in a court of law.  By this time people have moved on, are broke after battling the family court system and have no ability to draft a second complaint that will stand up in a court of law.  The TSBEP has set their complaint system up so that anyone that complains about custody evaluations or psychological evaluations is guaranteed to not succeed. 
www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement

And when an inquiry is made on how to appeal the decision Darrel Spinks the Executive Director of the TSBEP stated “The dismissal of a complaint may not be appealed by a complainant or a third-party”

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Custody Evaluator Immunity

First few paragraphs go over immunity
law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/812/593/1761735/

Psychologist Can’t Be One Sided Expert

CHILD CUSTODY – EVIDENCE – PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM

Kelly v. Kelly
No. 46748
(Idaho Supreme Court, September 10, 2019)
The magistrate court abused its discretion by permitting husband to retain psychologist to perform a parenting time evaluation as his expert, in divorce proceeding when child custody was a contested issue; parenting time evaluators can be selected only by stipulation of the parties or by appointment of the court, in either case, the chosen expert must be neutral, and not beholden to either side, and psychologist was ultimately paid over $105,000 to conduct the parenting time evaluation on behalf of husband. Further, the magistrate court abused its discretion when it ordered wife to undergo a psychological evaluation and counseling, as recommended by psychologist, husband’s expert, during child custody portion of divorce trial; a judge had no authority to order medical or psychological treatment in a child custody case unless there was direct testimony that such treatment would be in the best interest of the child, and there was no language indicating a psychological evaluation was in the best interests of child

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October 15, 2019 meeting of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

October 15, 2019 meeting of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

The council will oversees and regulates the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Dr Alissa Sherry – Legal Consensus Petition – Reason for Signing

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Steven Harp

REASON FOR SIGNING

Her diagnoses should be annulled and the people who have successfully abducted babies through her misdiagnosis should be informed.

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Dr Alissa Sherry – Legal Consensus Petition – Reason for Signing

www.change.org/p/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-psychologists-tsbep-investigation-into-forensic-custody-evaluator-dr-alissa-sherry

Victoria Cantu

REASON FOR SIGNING

I’ve witnessed the corruption in family courts and have experienced first hand the traumatic effects that this can have on children and their families.

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Dr Alissa Sherry – Legal Consensus Petition – Reason for Signing

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Marika van Eerden

REASON FOR SIGNING:

Still recovering…

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Dr Alissa Sherry – Legal Consensus Petition

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Francis Sanchez: It is pretty sad when individuals in control abuse the power they are given. The victims that they hurt are the powerless and they are afraid to tell their stories.  Lets continue to be the voice of these victims and erase abuse of innocent victims.

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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

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 www.tsbep.texas.gov/important-dates

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


For more information or interviews contact: txfamilycourtcorruption@gmail.com