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DIVISION OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (40)
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
August 25, 1983 - Anaheim, CA
ATTENDING: Kenneth Adams, Jeffrey Barth, Stanley Berent, Linas Bieliauskas, Thomas Boll, Nelson Butters, Alphonso Campbell, Louis Costa, Gerald Goldstein, Joseph Matarazzo, Charles Matthews, Manfred Meier, Larry Squire, Roberta White
GUESTS: Raymond Dean, Juta Hagner, Peter Nathan
The meeting was convened at 5 PM, at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel. A quorum was present.
VISIT BY DR. PETER NATHAN:
Dr. Nathan visited the Committee meeting to present the draft report of the APA Task Force on Education and Credentialing. Following Dr. Nathan's presentation,it was moved and passed unanimously that Dr. Boll form an Ad Hoc committee to review and respond to the document -- for the Division.
The minutes of the past meeting, held in Mexico City, were accepted.
Dr. Butters reported that he had devoted much of his year in office toward meeting APA structural requirements. All of these requirements have been met with the exception of appointment of a liaison person to the APA Task Force on Gay Concerns. A person to fill this job is still being sought.
(Secretary's note: A person has been subsequently appointed to this Task Force).
In order to assure continuity of the structure provided by Dr. Butters, the followingmotion was proposed and unanimously passed by the Committee:
All Committee chairs, with exception of the Elections Committee, but including the Newsletter Editor shall serve for a term of three years, starting with the date of this meeting.
Dr. Squire submitted a full financial report. As of July 31, 1983, the Division had a balance of $8494.45. Since the proposed budget for next year is for $10,650, it was moved and passed unanimously that the Committee consider a $3-4 assessment increase at the Washington D.C. mid-year meeting. Dr. Squire's report was accepted by the Executive Committee.
Dr. Goldstein recommended that the task of Newsletter Editor be split off from the Secretary's job. It was moved and passed unanimously that Dr. Roberta White be appointed Chair of the Newsletter Committee. It was also mentioned that the Secretary receives numerous requests concerning training in clinical neuropsychology. Anyone having information concerning predoc-toral or postdoctoral training programs in clinical neuropsychology should communicate that information to Dr. Goldstein.
Dr. Matarazzo presented the names of the new Fellows of the Division. They are as follows:
It was noted that election of the new Fellows must by endorsed at the annual business meeting (Secretary's Note: That endorsement was accomplished in all cases at the business meeting). Dr. Matarazzo's report was accepted.
Dr. Bieliauskas reported that 72 papers were submitted for the Anaheim meeting of which 54 were accepted. Eight symposia were submitted, with five accepted. One symposium covering a suggested topic and one invited symposium were presented. There were two guest lectures. There was some discussion of conflicts in the program,and efforts will be made in the future to reduce their number. The Program Committee's report was accepted.
Dr. Costa reported that 375 Division members voted. Dr. Larry Hartlage is the president-elect. Dr. Gerald Goldstein is the secretary. Dr. Raymond Dean is the treasurer. Dr. Byron Rourke is the new member-at-large of the Executive Committee. Dr. Thomas Boll is the Council Representative - elect.
It was moved and passed unanimously that in the future, an announcement will be made in the Division Newsletter inviting presidential candidates to submit statements to appear in the spring edition of the Newsletter. In that regard,the Division plans to have two Newsletters a year, one distributed in the spring prior to elections, and one in the summer, prior to the APA meeting. Following this discussion, the Elections Committee report was accepted.
Dr. Barth reported that his Committee made extensive efforts during the past year to recruit new members. These efforts included a mailing to other divisions of the APA and placement of a membership application form in the INS Bulletin.
The Division now has 1538 members,with several pending applications.
The matter of student affiliates was discussed. The Division By-Laws mention of student affiliates. Dr. Barth was therefore asked to look into the matter and make a proposal for action at the mid-year meeting in Washington D.C.
It was moved and passed unanimously by the Executive Committee that all new fellows, 468 members and 61 associates be admitted to the Division. However,applicants found not be APA members and student affiliate appli-cants should not be admitted at this time. (Secretary's Note: These actions were confirmed at the annual business meeting.)
The Membership Committee's report was accepted.
The main portion of Dr. Berent's report related to the impact of the DRG (Diagnosis Related Groupings) plan for third party reimbursement to clinical neuropsychologists in private and public settings. Dr. Berent will be looking into the matter of what input the Division can have regarding how the DRG system is implemented.
The Executive Committee wished to express its great concern over the DRG issue and its potential impact on our profession.
Dr. Berent's report was accepted by the committee.
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON VA EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Dr. Kaplan reported that there was no progress in regard to the matter of recognition by the VA of clinical neuropsychology as a specialty.
APA COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES:
Dr. Meier reported that the major issues arising at Council had to do with the progress of the two forum system for scientific and professional psychology, program accredidation, the specialization movement and the generic psychology degree. An effort toward conducting an examination of the National Register did not receive approval.
LIAISON COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN PSYCHOLOGY:
Dr. White announced that the other members of the committee are Eileen Fennel1 and Carol Biber. The committee expressed concern about the number of woman officers and Fellows in the Division, and will conduct a survey of how women view their role in the Division.
It was mentioned that a symposium on sex differences in cerebral specialization would be presented at the APA Anaheim meeting.
LIAISON TO BOARD OF ETHNIC MINORITY AFFIARS:
Dr. Campbell reported that the Board is concerned with the extensiveness of course work in ethnic minority cultures,the development of culturally sensitive tests and the development of cross-cultural testing programs.
It was felt by the Board that the Division should focus on issues related to underparticipation of minorities, and should work on recruitment of students and professionals for careers in clinical neuropsychology as well as on service delivery to ethnic minorities.
It was moved and passed unanimously that the Division sponsor an invited symposium on ethnic monority aspects of neuropsychological assessment at next year's APA meeting.
Dr. Campbell's report was accepted by the Committee.
VISIT BY JUTA HAGNER:
Juta Hagner of APA asked that the new draft of "Standards for Provider's of Psychological Services" be reviewed with a report submitted to APA by September 16. Dr. Boll agreed to do this review.
(1) Dr. Meier informed the Committee that the ABPP now has a formal relationship with the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) with regard to credentialing of clinical neuropsychologists. The diploma issued by ABPP will describe clinical neurospychology as an area of practice.
(2) Dr. Meier asked the Committee to consider the following motion prepared by the INS/Division 40 Task Force on Education, Accredidation and Credentialing.
Resolved that the President of Division 40 establish communications with the Presidents of the Divisions of Clinical, Counseling and School Psychology to explore the generic, applied component of educational programs in new specialities, including clinical neuropsychology, and the implications of generic degree models for the training of professional psychologists.
Following discussion of the motion, it was unanimously approved by the Committee.
(3) The Committee will request clarification from the APA regarding the need for the Division to have its own Ethics Committee. If it is necessary to do so, the relationship with the APA Ethics Committee will also have to be clarified.
(4) The three past-presidents of the Division will constitute an ad - hoc Committee on Nominations and Awards.
(5) Drs. Meier and Boll represented the Division at a meeting on Health Psychology. A full report on this meeting was made at the Anaheim APA convention.
(6) Action on making a contribution by the Division to the American Psychological Foundation was deferred to the midyear meeting.
(7) Dr. Meier will be nominated for membership on the APA Board of Professional Affairs.
(8) Dr. Bieliauskas announced that a document concerning clinical neuropsychology internships will be published.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.
Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D.
Secretary, Division 40
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