The Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board (LAPPB) mission is to protect and advance the scope of practice
for Florida psychologists and to assure that laws and policies promote quality
mental health services in the state of Florida.
is composed of two co-chairs, the president of each FPA division, a member of
FPAGS, and one delegate from each chapter within FPA. The FPA executive director, the FPA director
of professional affairs, the FPA president and the professional lobbyist shall
serve as ex-officio members of LAPPB.
Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board
Lower West Coast
Medical Psych Division
Women's Issues Division
FPA Graduate Students (FPAGS)
Federal Advocacy Coordinators
Dir. of Professional Affairs
Kristi Van Sickle & Liz Campbell
LAPPB chapter delegates appoint FPA members to serve as key
psychologists. Key psychologists are
responsible for developing a constructive working relationship with the elected
official(s) in his or her district by communicating legislative positions,
information, concerns, and ideas on behalf of FPA as directed through
LAPPB. Key psychologists can also
volunteer to specific organizations or other professional associations (i.e.
NAMI; Florida Medical Association). Key
psychologists are most effective when they are actually constituents of the
assigned legislator(s). Key
psychologists are not members of LAPPB by virtue of the position; however, they
are accountable to their LAPPB chapter delegates.
Interested in becoming a Key Psychologist? Contact your LAPPB representative today!