Council new business items

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) provides the following information to division officers to increase the awareness of and opportunity for division input to governance issues that are on the current agendas of APA boards and committees. What follows is a summary of new business items submitted between the close of the February 2012 and August 2012 sessions of council. The Agenda Planning Group, which is made up of the chairs of APA standing boards, CSFC, CODAPAR (representing division interests), CAPP (representing state/provincial interests) and APAGS reviewed the items and referred them to APA groups for consideration. Divisions are invited to comment on these items. Summary statements for each item appear below, along with a list of the APA boards and committees to which the item was referred. The board or committee appearing in bold has been designated lead group for the item. Division comments on each item should be directed to the lead board or committee. Please feel free to contact Sarah Jordan in the Division Services Office if additional information is needed. 

Item 33A: Reconciliation of Policies Related to Psychologists’ Involvement in National Security Settings

The item seeks to integrate APA’s policies related to torture, ethics, detainee welfare and interrogation and rescind outdated or redundant policies.  

Referred to: Ethics Committee and Policy and Planning Board