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American Psychological Association
Meeting of the Executive Committee
Division of Clinical Neuropsychology
Wednesday February 2, 1994 3:30 PM
1. Call to Order
2. Review of Minutes Bornstein
3. Treasurer's Report White
4. Council Representative's Report Adams, Goldstein
5. Newsletter Editor's Report
6. Membership Horn
7. Elections/Apportionment Bornstein
8. Fellows Tarter
9. Program Marcotte
10. Ethics McSweeny
11. Professional Affairs
12. CPT Code Task Force Puente
13. Program Listing Cripe
14. Task Force - Training, Accreditation & Credentialing Crosson
15. International Liaison Heilbronner
16. Nominations consecutive candidacies
17. Consortium for Neuroscience Education Dodrill/Heaton
18. Division Leadership Conference Dodrill
19. Health Care Reform Conference Heaton.
20. Planning Committee Adams/Goldstein
21. Other matters
Executive Committee Meeting
Toronto, Ontario August 20, 1993
Parsons, Mattis, Horn, Hammeke, Barth, McSweeny, Marcotte, Heaton, Bieliauskas, Dodrill, Cripe,Adams, Crosson, Meier, Strickland, Puente, Prigatano
1. Dr. Parsons called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
2. Dr. Janet O'Keefe from the Public Policy Office of APA presented a report of the activities of that office and encouraged members to consult their office.
3. Minutes of the meeting from Galveston, TX, meeting in February 1993 were approved.
4. APA Council Representatives: Dr. Adams and Dr. Goldstein reported on recent developments regarding the National College of Psychology. There was extended discussion about providing the membership with information about the advantages and disadvantages of the goals of the national college. Drs. Adams and Goldstein will summarize the positions which will be distributed to the membership.There is also a proposal to restructure APA's Council of Representatives so that each state will have its own representative.
6. Newsletter editor's report was presented. There was a discussion about expanding the scope of the newsletter to provide more information about emerging issues facing the Division.Chairs of committees and task forces as well as council representatives will be encouraged to submit brief reports.
7. Membership: Dr. Horn presented the names of 588 new applicants including 292 members and 296 student members. The increase in membership this year was 8.5%. Dr. Horn raised the possibility of charging student members dues. Students are not officially on our roles as far as APA is concerned and we do not get mailing labels for them.
It was moved that the newsletter should be sent to all student members when labels became available. This would be a two-year trial period. The motion was approved unanimously. Dr. Horn's term expires at the end of August 1994. A process will begin to select his successor. Dr. Horn was encouraged to write to APA to encourage them to provide mailing labels for students.
8. Dr. Mattis reported that Dr. Carl Dodrill is the new President-Elect and Dr. George Prigatano is the new member-at-large.Approximately 950 members cast ballots in the election.
9. Fellows: Dr. Meier reported that all of the 7 new fellow applicants were approved by the APA membership committee. During the three years during which Dr. Meier was chair of the fellows committee 23 of 26 candidates put forward were approved. Dr. Meier is resigning from the chair and Dr. Ralph Tarter has agreed to take over the committee. The new fellows are Joan C. Borod, Bruce A. Crosson, Robert J. Ivnik, David W. Loring, Joseph J. Ryan, Roberta Firnhaber White, and Barbara C. Wilson. Two old fellows in other divisions were also awarded fellowship in Division 40. These were Alfred Kaszniak and Murray Alpert.
10. Program Committee- Dr. Marcotte: There are 33 hours of direct programming, and we donated 12 hours to other groups or mini-conventions. Dr. Marcotte encouraged members of the executive committee to attend the Sunday sessions. Approximately 1/3 of submissions this year were from students. Dr. Marcotte's term will expire next year and it will be necessary to select a successor to begin learning the process. Dr. Max Trenary was appointed to succeed Dr. Marcotte as the next Program Committee Chair.
11. Dr. Donna Dailey and Dr. Amy Robinoff from the practice directorate presented current information about health care reform and possible models for neuropsychological services and reimbursement. There also have bee recommendations about relative value scales for neuropsychology. The recommendations for neuropsychology have been endorsed and forwarded to Health Care Financing Administration. The range of values that have been recommended are between 2.0 and 2.2.
12. CPT Task Force (presented by Dr. Puente): Dr. Puente and Dr. Wilcoxin have been appointed as advisors to AMA. Dr. Puente will provide a summary of the process and progress to date, that would be published in the Division Newsletter.
13. Professional Affairs Committee: Drs. Bieliauskas and Yozawita reported on developments for federal regulations of practice, which will require periodic input from individuals with various areas of expertise. A committee will be appointed to establish a mechanism to identify people who could serve as members of committees.
APA Clinical Assessment Project:
Dr. Yozawitz reported plans to develop volumes which are intended to define assessment practice for neuropsychology. The Professional Affairs Committee recommended that the President write a letter stating that the Division should be involved in issues related to the practice of neuropsychology. Dr. Yozawitz was asked to darft a response for the president. Dr. Yozawitz also reported on developments for DSM-IV and DSM-V. There is some interest in receiving input from the Division regarding relevant sections. The Professional Affairs Committee recommended that a task force be appointed with Dr. Stan Berent as chair to respond to the initial request for DSM-IV and subsequently for DSM-V. The executive committee approved the request.
Dr. Bieliauskas and Dr. Eubanks presented a brochure which has been developed and is intended to provide basic information about clinical neuropsychology. The committee will review the document and provide feedback to Dr. Eubanks by the end of October.A revision will be circulated prior to the Cincinnati meeting.
The prescription privileges statement has been published. Dr. Bieliauskas reported on new criteria for required services for head-injured children. Drs. Bieliauskas, Hart, Yozawitz and Berent are completing their terms on the committee. Dr. Hart is in the process of drafting a report on diagnostic codes. Dr. Parsons thanked Dr. Bieliauskas for his efforts.Dr. Dan Eubanks will be the new chair of the committee.
14. Ethics: Dr. McSweeny reported on the activities of the committee.
15. Dr. Cripe:The updated training program listing will be published in the next issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 113 programs are listed and the database is somewhat expanded from the previous version.
16. Dr. Parsons reported on appointment of new committee chairs for the Hecaen award, Minority Affairs, International Affairs, and the Task Force on Training, Accreditation and Credentialing.
17. Dr. Parsons reported on the suggestions that he made to APA's request for information regarding the second century assembly.
18. Dr. Parsons reported on response to his presidential message regarding national norms for neuropsychological tests.He recommended that a task force be formed to examine the issues surrounding development of national norms.There was discussion of the range of issues which a task force might pursue and it was suggested that the group contain division members with varying perspectives on this issue.There was general agreement that a broadly charged group would be worthwhile.
19. Dr. Meier reported that APF has established a Benton lectureship.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:O0.
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