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About the Board

The Board of Examiners of Psychologists is a group of seven licensed psychologists and two consumer members appointed by the Governor to administer and regulate the laws regarding the practice of psychology in Maryland. The Board's mission is to ensure that consumers in Maryland receive quality psychological services in accordance with the laws in Maryland. The Board has been in existence since July 1,1981. The original Psychologist's Act was enacted into law in Maryland on July 1,1957 by the General Assembly. The Board functions include licensing psychologists, approving psychology associates, renewing licenses, reviewing continuing education, promulgating regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and investigating complaints.    


Steven Sobelman, Ph.D., Chair
Neal R. Morris, Ed.D.,MS, CBSM, ABPP, Vice Chair
Linda Berg-Cross, Ph.D., ABPP, CBSM
Christopher L. Bishop, Psy.D.
Cyndie M. Buckson, Psy.D.
James F. Gormally, Ph.D.,ABPP
Irene W.Leigh, Ph.D.
Lydia McCargo-Redd, Consumer Member
Harriet B. Rakes, Consumer Member


Lorraine Smith, MA, MPH, Executive Director
Sally Mitchell, Office Secretary
Dorothy Kutcherman, Licensing Coordinator
P. Morris English, M.S., Investigator

Brett E. Felter,Assistant Attorney General


Maryland Board of Psychologists
4201 Patterson Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
Telephone: 410-764-4787 (Phone)
Toll Free:877-463-3464
Maryland Relay Service: 800- 735-2258