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1995 Annual Report
Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40)
Report Prepared by Ann C. Marcotte, Ph.D.
Secretary, Division 40
As of August, 1995, Division 40 assets were as follows: $43,554.98 in Division dues, monies carried forward from past budgets and interest; a certificate of deposit valued at $31992.94; bringing total Division 40 assets to $75,547.92. An important task undertaken during 1995 was a careful review of Division expenses.There had been a slow but steady increase in divisional expenses, in large part due to increases in postal costs for mailings, as well as significant increases the size of the Division's membership. Thus, mailings were going out to more members at increasingly higher expense.In addition, as a direct result of the Planning Committee report accepted in August, 1994, the Division developed several new committees, which require funds for operation.Committee Chairs submitted proposed three year budgets for review. Additionally, the Division Treasurer, Dr. Wilfred Van Gorp, reviewed the budgets of other APA Divisions. At the August, 1995 Executive Committee meeting, a dues increase was approved to meet the growing monetary needs of the Division.Dues were increased from $7.00 to $20.00, representing the first dues increase since 1984.
Membership and Election Information
During 1995, Division 40 membership continued to steadily rise. As of the August, 1995 Executive Committee meeting, the Division had 4,036 members (excluding student affiliates). 1995 election results were as follows: Dr. Eileen Fennell, President 1996-1997; Dr. Kerry Hamsher, Executive Committee Member-at-Large; Dr. Gerald Goldstein was re-elected as Division 40 Council representative; Dr. Thomas Boll was elected to the newly won third Division 40 Council seat.
New Committees, Chanters or Sections
As a direct result of the 1994 Planning Committee Report, during 1995, four new Committees began addressing issues germane to clinical neuropsychology. Committee Chairs were selected in August 1994, and the committee members were subsequently recruited during 1995. Several committees were able to meet in August, 1995 to begin their efforts. These committees are organized around the structure of APA directorates, and include: Science (Ann Marcotte, Ph.D., Chair), Education (Bruce Crosson, Ph.D., Chair), Practice (Dan Eubanks, Ph.D., Chair), and Public Interest (Roberta White, Ph.D., Chair). The mission of each of these committees was articulated in the Planning Report.
1995 Annual Report - Division 40
Division 40 continues to liaison with other neuropsychological and neuroscience organizations, and also on occasion has invited representatives from these other organizations to observe Division 40 activities and meetings.We have continued to liaison with the National Academy of Neuropsychologists (NAN), primarily on matters of professional practice. NAN members were invited as observers to meetings of the Task Force on Training, Accreditation and Credentialing. Division 40 has also participated in the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy (CNS).
1995 saw a change in the Editor of the Division 40 Newsletter. Dr. Roberta White resigned from this position after 11 years in this post, and was honored for her contributions to the Division at the annual business meeting.Dr. John DeLuca is the current Editor.
Division 40 has continued to maintain and update a listing of training programs in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Lloyd Cripe published the most recently updated listing in The Clinical Neuropsychologist in 1995. This listing is available to students and others interested in obtaining it, and this message is included in the APPIC guidebook to clinical training programs.
During the past year, Division 40 also began awarding two new awards. The Benton Lectureship Award,awarded to a senior neuropsychologist who has made major contributions to the field, was presented to Dr. Louis Costa.The Robert A. and Phvllis Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology honoring a neuropsychologist not more than ten years post doctoral degree who has made a significant contribution to neuropsychology in research, scholarship and/or clinical work, was presented to Dr. Max Trenerry.
In 1995, Division 40 continued to have a very strong presence at the
Annual Convention of APA, with four days of programming, and active participation
in Science Weekend.
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