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Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association
Article 1- Name and Purpose
1. The name of this organization shall be the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association.
2. The purpose of this organization shall be: a) to advance contributions of psychology as a discipline to the understanding of neurologically related behavioral disorders through basic and clinical research; b) to promote education and services in the field of clinical neuropsychology; and c) to inform psychologists and members of related disciplines, and the general public, of the results of current research and service activities in this area.
Article II- Membership
1. Membership of the Division shall include four classes, viz., Fellows, Members, Associates and Affiliates. The requirements for these classes shall be those provided by the Bylaws of the American Psychological Association except as noted below. All applicants for membership must present evidence, satisfactory to the Division membership, of accomplishment, participation, or sustained interest in furthering the goals of the Division.
2. In the case of Affiliates, Associates and Members of the American Psychological Association applying for Division membership in the same status held in the American Psychological Association,they may be admitted to the Division by vote of the Membership Committee subject to approval of the Division of its annual business meeting.
3. In the case of Members being nominated for Fellowship in Division of Clinical Neuropsychology,evidence must be presented of unusual and outstanding contributions in the area of clinical neuropsychoiogical research and/or service delivery. All candidates for Fellow must be endorsed by at least one Fellow of the Division.
4. Only Fellows and Members shall have the right to vote.
5. The minimum membership dues are set by the Council of Representatives and paid to the Division by the Association from the members' annual subscriptions. Additional dues or assessments may be imposed by vote of the Division.
Article III - Officers
1. The officers of the Division shall consist of a Divisional President, President-Elect, Past President,and a Secretary-Treasurer, Each shall perform the usual duties of the respective office and specific duties provided elsewhere in these Bylaws or as assigned by the Executive Committee. The Divisional President shall serve for a one-year period and tlre Secretary-Treasurer for a three-year period.
2. There shall be Divisional Representatives to the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association in numbers permitted by the Bylaws of the American Psychological Association,who shall be elected for terms of three years, the terms being staggered in such a manner as to provide continuity in representation on the Council.
3. Candidates for office in the Division shall be Fellows or Members of the Division. Officers and Divisional Representatives shall be elected by preferential mail ballot to members.
Article IV - Committees
1. The Committees of the Division shall consist of such standing committees as may be provided by these bylaws and such special commttees as may be established by the Executive Committee. In accordance with Article V, Section 7 of the Bylaws of the American Psychological Association,all committees shall be subject to review by the Associations' Board of Directors.
2. Executive Committee. There shall be an Executive Cormnittee of the Division, consisting of the President, the President-Elect, the immediate Past-President, the Secretary-Treasure-r,the Divisional Representatives, and three Members-at- large. Members-at-large shall serve terms of three years. In order to effect staggered terms,the tenure for members-at-large elected at the first election shall be planned accordingly, The other members of the Executive Committee shall serve for the duration of their terms of elected office. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Division, performing the duties and abiding by the limitations specified in these Bylaws. Actions of the Executive Committee affecting Divisional policy are subject to approval by majority vote of the members voting. The voting for such matters shall be conducted at an annual meeting or by special mail ballot as decided by the Executive Committee.
3. Membership Committee. There shall be a Membership Committee appointed annually by the President. It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to secure and review evidence concerning the qualifications of all candidates for membership or changes in membership status in the Division.
4. Fellowship Committee. The Committee on Fellows shall consist of three Fellows of the Division appointed by the President. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Fellows to receive ail nominations for Fellowship, to collect and consider such supporting materials as are necessary, and to recommend nominees for Fellow status in the Division,in accordance with the Bylaws of the Division and of the American Psychological Association.
5. Election Committee. The Election Committee shall consist of the Past-President as Chairperson and two other members appointed by the President. The Election Committee shall secure nominations by mail ballot from the members and shall ascertain whether the nominees are qualified and willing to serve if elected. In order to broaden representation in the administration of the Division,the Election Committee may place one additional name on the ballot for each office for which election is being held. The list of nominees shall be reported to the APA Central Office for inclusion in the election ballot issued by the Association at a date specified by the Association.
6. Program Committee. A Program Committee,with the Chairman named by the Divisional President,shall be appointed annually. This Committee shall plan the convention program of the Division.
Article V - Activities
1. The annual meeting of the Division shall take place during the annual convention of the Association, and in the same locality, for the transaction of business, the presentation of scientific papers, and the discussion of professional matters in the field of the Division's interest. The Division shall coordinate its programs with, and participate in, the program of the Association.
2. The Secretary-Treasurer of the Division,directly or through the Central Office, shall notify new members of the Division of their election immediately after the annual meeting.
3. The Division may issue a newsletter for purposes of coordinating and disseminating news or for other purposes.
Article VI - Amendments
1. Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed by a majority vote of
the Executive Committee or by a majority vote of the members present at
any annual meeting. Ratification of the amendment proposed requires a two-thirds
majority of those members voting by mail ballot.
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