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DIVISION OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (40) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MID-YEAR MEETING
March 6, 1985
APA Central Office - Washington D.C.
ATTENDING: Kenneth Adams, Linas Bieliauskas,Thomas Boll, Larry Hartlage, Raymond Dean, Manfred Meier, Byron Rourke, Roberta White
GUEST: Arthur M. Horton
Dr. Dean provided a brief report which is appended. The Division maintains a balance of $21,026.73 as of l/1/85. The Committee approved an appropriation of $250 as an honorarium for Dr.Jeffrey Cummings who will be giving an invited address at the APA Los Angeles meeting.
The minutes of the Toronto meeting were approved. Dr. Goldstein asked the Committee to continue forwarding information to him regarding new training programs.
Dr. Boll reported that as of the date of the meeting, there were 10 nominees for president, 6 for secretary and 5 for member-at-large, based on 140 ballots. It was agreed that, in the future, the Division secretary would be the point of contact for processing nominations.
Dr. Barth submitted the appended report. The Division now has 1815 members and fellows. Dr. Barth was authorized to send a 3rd class mailing to new APA members containing an invitation to them to join the Division. The Membership Committee will also consider placement of advertisements in the newsletters of various state psychological associations.
Processing for the following applicants are complete or near complete: Francois Boller, Charles Golden. The following "New" Fellows are in the early stages of the application process: Bruce Becker, George Prigatano and Milton Brutten. The following "old" fellows have also begun processing: Russell Adams, Brenda Milner.
Dr. Bieliauskasreported that 91 papers and 4 symposia were submitted.
There will be two invited speakers. Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be giving an address in the areas of dementia, and Dr.Paul Satz will deliver a lecture in the learning disability area. The Executive Committee was reminded that the Division only receives 18 hours of program time.
COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES:
There will be a conference on education in psychology to be held at the University of West Virginia this spring. The APA Task Force on the accredit-ation process has been focusing recently on programs other than those in clinical, counseling and school psychology. The effort at designation of what is a psychology deparment has made some progress. A trial program has received partial approval. There has been some discussion of the regulation of boxing. Efforts will be made to develop some form of research and training program for developing a neuro-cognitive examination and teaching referees and others involved with boxers to improve their mental status examination skills.
INS/DIVISION 40 TASK FORCE:
Dr. Meier submitted a report on Education, Accreditation and Credentialing of Post-Doctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. The report was approved of by the Executive Committee. Dr. Meier also distributed copies of the mock application for identification and continued recognition of a new specialty in psychology now under review by the APA.
TASK FORCE ON COMPUTERS:
A statement prepared by this group on the basis of an open meeting held at Toronto APA will appear (has appeared) in the Division Newsletter. The Task Force will continue its work directed toward the development of standards of practice in this area.
Dr. White asked that the Executive Committee work on establishment of policies involving dates of issuance of the Division Newsletter and provision of the Newsletter to non-members of the Division.
(1) Appointment of Division members to APA Committees and Boards: Dr. Boll will coordinate nominations of individuals suggested at previous meetings to various APA Committees and Boards.
(2) Business Meeting in Los Angeles: The Division business meeting is tentatively scheduled for August 23 at 5 PM. Dr. Bieliauskas will be making arrangements for the Executive Committee meeting.
(3) Division Committees and Task Forces: Following extended discussion and in the interest of implementing Division By-Laws the following resolutions were proposed and approved by a majority of the Executive Committee.
1. Resolved that all APA or external appointments proposed on the Division's behalf require consideration and majority approval of the Executive Committee
2. Resolved that no task force be appointed, designated or otherwise constituted without the express approval of the Executive Committee of the Division.
There being no further business,the meeting adjourned at 1:l0 PM.
Gerald Go1dstein, Ph.D.
Secretary, Division 40
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