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DIVISION OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (40)
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
February 1,1983 - Mexico City
ATTENDING: Gerald Goldstein, Thomas Boll, Chuck Matthews, Linus Bieliauskas, Stan Berent, Manfred Meier, Roberta White, Jeffrey T. Barth, Edith Kaplan, Louis Costa, Ken Adams, Nelson Butters.
GUESTS: Dick Kilburg, Paul King
1. Dr. Manfred Meier will attend a forthcoming meeting that will constitute a National Working Conference on Education and Training in Health Psychology.
2. One of our visitors Dr. Paul King,vice-president of ABPP was introduced.
3. Following some discussion of the interface between health psychology and clinical neuropsychology,a motion was unanimously passed to ask Dr. Meier to write a position paper in this regard.
COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT:
Dr. Meier reported on deliberations by the Council concerning CHAMPUS and third party payment in general. The APA election results were also announced.
Dr. Squire could not attend the meeting. He reported in writing that the Division has a balance of $6141.60. Anticipating about an additional $6300 by August, it is anticipated that the balance will be between $12000-$13000 by that time.
It was suggested that the treasurer coordinate a budget plan for the coming year to be presented at the APA meetings in Anaheim. The plan should include budget requests by the Division officers and Committee chairs.
A discussion was held concerning Division policy toward Division members who are already APA fellows. It was determined that such individuals can be recommended for Fellowship in Division 40 through writing a letter to Dr. Matarazzo, who will bring the names of these individuals to the attention of the Executive Committee. No special forms or endorsement letters will be required. Applicants for fellowship who are not already APA fellows must be approved by APA and fill out the standard APA fellowship application and receive the required endorsements.
The Division currently has 26 fellows. Their names and statement concerning fellowship policy should be contained in the Newsletter.
SECRETARY AND NEWSLETTER REPORT:
The Newsletter was discussed in terms of size, expense and content. It was noted that the Division should exercise caution concerning the printing of copyrighted material,and that it should develop a policy on advertising. Drs. Goldstein and Tarter were directed to present a plan concerning the newsletter at Anaheim, including a budget request. It was pointed out that in the newsletter survey recently conducted, the membership was generally not willing to support a newsletter that involved any additional expense to the division. Dr. Goldstein indicated that he would speak with Dr. Samuel Turner, editor of the Division 12 newsletter concerning his experience with it. It was suggested that the next newsletter not appear until the Division 40 APA program was available,so that it could be printed.
It was moved and unanimously approved that the Newsletter editors present a report at Anaheim concerning the organization and administration of the Newsletter.
Dr. Bieliauskas reported that 65 papers and 8 symposia were submitted, with 8 additional submitted after the deadline. There will be invited addresses by Larry Squire and Peter Davies.David Garron was asked to prepare an invited symposium on psychopathology in CNS disorders.
There was some discussion of coordination of the Division 40 and Division 38 programs. It is estimated that Division 40 will have 18-20 hours of program time.
There will be a meeting of the Division Executive Committee prior to the beginning of the APA program on Thursday August 25 from 5 to 9 P.M. in addition to the regularly scheduled meeting.
Dr. Barth indicated that a letter had been mailed to other division members asking them to join Division 40. We received an additional 130 new applications in this manner. The division now has over 1400 members.
Other efforts to encourage people to join the Division might include placement of an application form in the INS Newsletter and putting interest cards in back of APA meeting rooms.
Questions were raised concerning the delay between application and granting of membership and about student affiliate status. Dr. Barth was asked to look into these matters.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES:
Dr. Berent reported that sunsetting efforts were becoming less intense and that there is an increasing number of self-perpetuating licensing laws. The issue of generic licensing with recognition of specialties was also. raised. Dr. Berent was asked to report on this matter at the Anaheim meeting.
Dr. White reported that 20% of the division members were women. She also suggested that the Newsletter publish her name, address and phone number so that woman psychologists could contact her regarding any difficulties involving sexism that might concern the division. She indicated that there was some concern involving the number of women in APA who were fellows, journal editors or Council members.
Dr. Costa announced that the nominations ballot was out, and he went on to review the nominations procedure. There was some discussion of amending the bylaws to somehow limit the number of nominees for office, but no action was taken.
Dr. Kaplan reviewed changes in VA policy regarding selection of interns and specialization during the internship year. No action was taken but the matter will be discussed further at subsequent committee meetings.
The remainder of the meeting was spent on adiscussion led by Dr. Kilburg concerning recent changes in health caredelivery policies and patterns, credentialing of specialty groups, andother professional issues.
Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D. Secretary, Division 40
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