Wyoming Board of Psychology
Board Office Updates
The State of Wyoming has adjusted its work policies to protect the health and safety of our staff and licensees. Effective immediately and until further notice, board staff will be working remotely.
Although the office will remain open, due to limited staffing we encourage you to e-mail board staff with inquiries. While we are constantly monitoring phone traffic, e-mail is the most efficient way to reach us:
JoAnn Reid - email@example.com
Carla Fleming - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to speak with a staff member, please call the office and leave a voicemail message. We will return your call as quickly as possible.
We continue to accept and process applications as usual, though processing times may be slightly delayed.
Telepsychology Guidance Statement
The Board held a meeting on March 25, 2020, during which they voted to release a guidance statement regarding psychologists and telepsychology. The guidance statement was renewed at the Board meeting held May 8, 2020.
You can view the statement by clicking here:
Public Records Requests
In regard to requests for public records, the designated public records person for the Board of Psychology is JoAnn Reid. Her contact information is:
Board of Psychology
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 105
Cheyenne, WY 82002
The Wyoming Board of Psychology is legislatively mandated to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed or certified to provide these psychology services in this state are appropriately qualified.
The Board is not the same as the Wyoming Psychological Association. The Board, unlike the Association, does not advocate on behalf of the licensee, but on behalf of the public consumer. While the Board and the Association may collaborate, their roles are different.
At any one time 1 in 5 people have an active mental health diagnosis and are receiving treatment. Fifty percent (50%) of the population at some time in their life will receive mental health treatment. These are just the individuals who are tracked through insurance companies, this does not include private pay or more often, those that are not receiving any treatment but desperately need it.
Health care cost for heart disease is second to the amount of money that is spent on mental health treatment.
Psychologists are trained to help people who are suicidal, they have the power to take basic freedoms away from individuals, custody recommendations, guardianship, incarcerations regarding mental competence evaluations, and mental fitness for service in professions such as the military, physicians, airline pilots, and law enforcement. Psychologists make life and death decisions. Early mental health intervention is cost saving and reduces costs and negative health impacts of major diseases like hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
Boards do not create barriers, they create standards to ensure that psychologists are qualified for the services they are providing. Boards level the playing field by developing credentialing, education and training requirements that are stringent and rigorous to ensure this grave responsibility is being appropriately applied. Boards are the voice for the people.