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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
College of Health Related Professions
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Health Science Center
PO Box 100165
Gainesville FL 32610-0165
January 6, 1995
Ann C. Marcotte, Ph.D.
Secretary, Division 40
Department of Pediatrics
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
I am enclosing the minutes from the last meeting of the Division 40 Task Force on Education, Accreditation, and Credentialing in Los Angeles so that you may include them with agenda items for the next meeting of the Executive Committee. These minutes will be ammended, if necessary, and approved at our next meeting. Likewise, I am enclosing a tentative agenda for our next meeting.
I would also like to inform the Executive Committee that the Task Force is currently voting on a reaffirmation of the Continuing Education Guidelines and a clarification of what is meant in the Definition of a Clinical Neuropsychologist by two years of supervised experience”.Perhaps you can also include a copy of this letter in the packet you send to the Executive Committee.
One more item of interest is that, upon discussion with Dr. Dodrill, it has been decided to attempt to have a report with recommendations regarding all Dr. Parsons' charges to the Executive Committee by the New York meeting this summer.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Bruce Crosson, Ph.D.
Chair, Division 40
Equal Opportunity/Affimative Action Institution
Report of the Division 40 Ethics Committee
; &n bsp; (2/8/95)
1. The Minutes of the meeting of August 14, 1994 are attached.
2. An announcement of the The Ethical Neuropsychologlst” column will appear in the of the first issue of the Clinical Neuropsycholologist in 1995. Drs. John McSweeny and Richard Naugle are co-editors. This project was initiated by Drs. McSweeny and Naugle in conjunction with the Division 40 Ethics Committee. An Initial article in the column on the topic of the inclusion of data in neuropsychological reports is under review.
3. The APA book Code was published in December,1994. This incorporates several suggestions submitted by the Division 40 Ethics Committee in 1993.
4. Suggestions for the revision of the ethics code submitted by the Committee in 1993 have been reviewed by the APA Ethics subcommittee charged with considering revisions. Most of the suggestions, unfortunately, were not accepted but a small number have been earmarked for further study.
5. The Conversation Hour "Update on Ethics for Neuropsychologiststs" was presented by members of the Committee at the APA meeting in Los Angeles.
6. The Committee has established contact with the corresponding committee in Division 38. The two committees will share information of common interest.
7. The Chair has received several inquiries considering the ethical implications of serving as a third-party observer (or allowing such observers to be present) during neuropsychological evaluations. This issue is of Primary Interest to neuropsychologists who perform forensic-related evaluations. Some individuals have suggested that it would be helpful for Division 40 to make some sort of statement concerning this issue. The topic will be on the agenda for the next meeting of the Committee scheduled for February 10.
8. Dr. Schwartz has written the Chair indicating a willingness to resign pending the appointment of new member to the Committee. The topic of new committee members will also be discussed at the newt meeting.
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