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Are districts now required to refer to LSSPs as School Psychologists?

In June 2023, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council adopted an amendment to rule 22 TAC § 465.38. This amendment now permits those who hold the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) license to use the title School Psychologist.

School districts can opt to change the current title of LSSP to School Psychologist, but it is not required. The LSSP license will remain, but the title decision will give individuals and schools the authority to use the term School Psychologist in lieu of LSSP, if desired.

The Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP), which has been a long-time advocate of the change, is encouraging the switch in titles to help stakeholders understand the role of the position. The change will also support recruitment efforts, including attracting individuals who are from out of state.

For more information, check out the Texas Association of School Psychologists FAQ document.

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Lauren Wurman
Lauren Wurman
HR and Compensation Consultant

Lauren Wurman joined the HR Services team as an HR and compensation consultant in 2023. She assists with compensation plan development, training, and other HR projects. Prior to TASB, Wurman spent 18 years working in education. Most recently, she was the executive director of human resources for a Texas public school district.

Wurman holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas. She also has a pHCLE certification.

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