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Here's a draft of the Minutes of the Div. 40 Exec. Committee meeting from 2/96. Please review and provide me with your comments, changes, etc. They must be at John Deluca's office by 5/1/96 for inclusion in the newsletter.
Also-FYI-I had the APA Research office draw up new stats for us on Div. 40 members. Some interesting information.
Hope all is well. I'll be out on vacation (YEAH!) 4/1-4/8.
DIVISION 40 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
February 14, 1996
Private Dining Room #l, Chicago Hilton Hotel and Towers
Present: Adams, Baron, Becker, Boll, Cripe, Crosson, DeLuca, Dodrill, Eubanks, Fennell, Fischer, Goldstein, Hammeke, Hamsher, Heilbronner, Marcotte, Meneese, Puente, Rourke (for White), Trenerry, Van Gorp, Yeates.
Absent: Berent, Meier, Strickland, White
1. The winter meeting of the Division 40 Executive Committee (EC) was called to order by Dr. Adams at 3:09 pm.
2. The Minutes of last meeting of the EC, held on August 11, 1995 in New York City, were reviewed and approved.The minutes of the Business Meeting of Division 40 held on August 13, 1995 were also reviewed and approved.
3. Treasurer's Report: Dr. Van Gorp prepared a written report on the finances of the Division. In his report, Dr. Van Gorp listed expenses incurred from 8/94 to 12/95, in order to bring our new budget starting date of l/96 in line with the new starting date for the APA fiscal year. Thus, the expenses incurred were reported for a 16 month period. Total expenses during that period were $48,626.10, some $13,716.10 over the 1994-1995 twelve month budget. Budget overruns were reviewed at the last EC meeting, which led to the re-analysis of Divisional expenses, and the approved dues increase effective with the 1996 budget. The 1996 budget total is $56,245.00.
4. Council Representatives'Report: Drs. Goldstein and Puente reported that the APA Council will be meeting later this week in Washington, D.C. The proposed change in APA Bylaws was defeated, and Council representation and voting will remain unchanged. Unfortunately, Division 40 lost its recently won third seat in Council on the recent ballot. It will be worked out among our three current representatives (Goldstein, Puente, Boll) and Dr. Adams which representative will rotate off Council. Dr. Goldstein also reported on items to be addressed in the upcoming Council meeting, including a move by Division 12 to develop standards for treatment, which could have implications for neuropsychologists.Dr. Puente reported that Division 40 representatives are actively working with several of the Council caucuses and ad hoc committees to increase the presence of neuropsychology. APA is also redefining itself as a health service” organization vs. a mental health” organization.The organization has also begun construction on another new building in downtown Washington DC.
5. Newsletter: Dr. DeLuca made his first report as the new Editor of the Division 40 Newsletter. The Winter Newsletter was mailed out on time, and came in under budget by about $1000.00. Savings were made by sending the Newsletter third vs. first class mail. Dr. DeLuca reviewed several ideas he has for expanding the content of the Newsletter. He encouraged members to communicate their ideas with him. The Newsletter will continue to be published twice a year for now, with the next edition dues out in the Summer. Deadline for submission of materials for the next Newsletter is 5/1/96.
6. Membership: Dr. Meneese presented the EC with a list of 330 new applicants for membership in Division 40: 95 Full members, 6 Associate members, 229 Student Affiliate members. The EC unanimously approved membership to all applicants. As of August 11, 1995, Division 40 membership totalled 4,036 (no including students); with new members approved, total Division t membership is now at 4,137.
7. Elections: Dr. Dodrill reported that a Call for Nominations for President and a Member-At-Large to the EC was placed in the Division 40 Newsletter, with a February 10, 1996 Deadline. Many members evidently did not receive their copies of the Newsletter in enough time to submit nominees. The Elections Committee (Dodrill, Fennell, Adams) has therefore extended the deadline for submitting nominees to March 1, 19%. Ballots for these positions will be mailed from the APA Central Office in mid-May, with results available in August.
8. Fellows: Dr. Adams made the Fellows report in Dr. Berent's absence. The committee actively recruited members to consider applying for Fellow status, and the Newsletter also featured an article about the requirements for APA Fellows written by Dr. Berent. Seven completed applications were reviewed, and sent on to APA for consideration.
9. Program: Drs. Trenerry and Yeates reported on the Division 40 Program to be held during the 104th Annual APA Convention in Toronto. A total of 163 submissions were received, of which the 16 member Program Committee accepted 121 (74% acceptance rate). There will be 42 hours of programming, from Friday to Monday of the convention.The Student Award this year will go to Nancy Loss, for her paper, Attention in Children with Myelomeningocele”. Invited speakers will be : Dr. Adele Diamond, Dr. Donald Stuss, and Dr. Stephen Kosslyn. Honoraria for Invited Speakers has been increased to $500.00, and they will each also receive a per diem to offset expenses. Division 40 was not selected to participate in Science Weekend.
Ad- Hoc Committees
10.Ethics: Dr. Becker invites Division 40 members to bring issues to this committee for review. The committee continues to review the ethics of including raw data with reports, 3rd party observers during neuropsychological evaluations, and the questionable practice of some members offering services highly critical of neuropsychological procedures to lawyers and insurance companies. Dr. Becker further reminds members of the new Ethics Corner column in The Clinical Neuropsychologist.
11. Science Advisory: Dr. Marcotte reported that the Science Advisory Committee held its first meeting on August 11, 1995, and will meet again on 2/15/96 during INS. The committee outlined four broad areas to be addressed: improve the image of Division 40 as a science division within APA; increase knowledge about science efforts within Division 40 to other APA Divisions and outside organizations; facilitate communication among neuropsychologists and other scientists about research in neuropsychology; and, promote student research in the neurosciences and neuropsychology. Specific plans were developed for each targeted goal. In November, 1995, Dr. Marcotte wrote a letter to Dr. Howell, head of the APA Science Directorate informing him of the formation of the Science Advisory Committee, and its goals and plans; she has received no response. The EC discussed the next course of action the Science Advisory Committee should
take with APA.
12. Education Advisory: Dr. Crosson reported that this new committee will hold its first meeting on 2/14/96. Dr. Crosson has been in touch with Training Directors, and raised the question of what relationship this committee should have with other neuropsychology groups interested in training issues.
13. Practice Advisory/Professional Affairs: Dr. Eubanks attended the state leadership meetings, and reports he has developed a good working relationship with the APA Practice Directorate. The committee will hold its first formal meeting on 2/15/96 to review its mission as outlined in the Planning Committee report.He further reported that a brochure developed by the former Professional Affairs Committee pertaining to the practice of clinical neuropsychology has, after two years of review, received approval from the Legal Affairs Office of APA.
14. Public Interest Advisory: Dr. Rourke reported for Dr. White. The Public Affairs Committee has also been developing a brochure about the practice of clinical neuropsychology, evidently unaware of past efforts.It was suggested that the committee meet with Dr. Eubanks and review the similarity of the materials.
15. Task Force on Training, Education and Credentialing: Dr. Crosson reported that he had been approached about publishing the Report of Task Force.A discussion ensued as a final document was not accepted by the EC; rather, the report prepared by the Task Force and reviewed at the EC meeting in August, 1995 was accepted as a working document, and as such does not represent policy.The Task Force was disbanded after the August, 1995 EC meeting. Continuing meetings directed at resolving differences between Division 40 and other neuropsychological organizations about the wording of this document (specifically, the definition of a clinical neuropsychologist) have taken place, most recently in November, 1995 at the NAN meetings. The Division 40 subcommittee continuing these efforts include: Dr. Adams, Matthews, and Dodrill.
16. Program Listings: Dr. Cripe reported that the most recent update of the training list was published in 1995 (The Clinical Neuropsychologist,9, pp. 327-398). Dr. Marcotte's name and address are listed in the APPIC book for students wishing to obtain a copy of the listing. Dr. Cripe plans to update the list every two years, and the listing is also available for review on the Internet. He encouraged members to send him ideas for improving the listings.
17. CPT Codes: Dr. Puente distributed a handout of a brief article that will appear in the Division 40 Newsletter and the NAN Newsletter outlining CPT code changes effective January, 1996. He has also prepared a listing of ICD-9 codes that correspond to neuropsychological procedures. Dr. Puente also reported that the data generated from the survey undertaken last year by APA regarding test utilization is being analyzed.
18. Minority Affairs: No report. 19. International Liaison: Dr. Heilbronner reported that he has continued to correspond and communicate with foreign international colleagues interested in the practice of clinical
neuropsychology. He also attended the Autumn CIRP meeting in Washington DC. The CIRP will be working in conjunction with TOPSS (Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools) to develop a unit on international psychology. Dr. Heilbronner also worked with the Division 40 Program Chairs, Dr. Treneny and Yeates, and developed a one hour symposium devoted to international issues in neuropsychology which will be presented in Toronto.
20. Specialty Recognition: Dr. Adams reported for Dr. Meier. We await word from APA on the petitions made to recognize Clinical Neuropsychology as a Specialty.
21. Awards Committee: Dr. Baron reported that this year's recipient of the Robert A. and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award is Dr. John Gabrielli of Stanford University. The Benton Award Committee will be meeting on 2/15/96 to select this year's recipient.
22. Hecaen Award: Dr. Hamsher reported that the applicants for the Hecaen Award will be reviewed this spring. New Business
23. Chanter on the History of Division 40: Drs. Puente And Marcotte are currently working on a chapter outlining the history of Division 40.It will be included in an APA-published book on the history of APA Divisions.Past and current Division 40 officers have received a questionnaire asking them to highlight what each perceives to have been past critical events in the Division, as well as what significant issues face neuropsychology at present and in the future.
24. Dr. Adams also announced that the advertisement in a recent APA publication stating that as members of Division 40, members receive Neuropsychologv Abstracts is incorrect. He has written a letter to Ms. Suzanne Knapp of the Publications and Communications Dept. of APA to inform her of this mistake.
25. The Division 40 By Laws have not been reviewed nor updated since 1981, and require attention particularly in light of the changes in Division Committee structure stemming from the Planning Committee report.Dr. Adams will work towards developing a subcommittee to address this concern.
26. Finally, Dr. Adams discussed the need for neuropsychologists to be more active in marketing” neuropsychology at the local and national level, and to increase public awareness about the vital contributions of neuropsychology. He will be exploring different avenues the Division may take in this domain.
27. There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm.
Ann C. Marcotte, Ph.D.
Secretary, Division 40
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