Board of Directors Approved Minutes: August 15 & 17, 2007

Approved Minutes

Present: Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD; Alan E. Kazdin, PhD; Gerald P. Koocher, PhD; Barry S. Anton, PhD; Carol D. Goodheart, EdD; Norman B. Anderson, PhD; Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD; Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD; Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD; Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD; Kristi Sands Van Sickle, PsyD; Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, and Michael Wertheimer, PhD; and Armand R. Cerbone, PhD, and Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD (incoming Board members)

Absent: None

I. MINUTES OF MEETING

A.(1) The Board voted to approve the minutes of its June 8-10, 2007, meeting.

II. ELECTIONS, AWARDS, MEMBERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCES

A. In executive session, the Board voted to appoint Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD, to the Committee on

Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) to replace Allan B. Ellfant, PhD, who resigned from CODAPAR. Dr. Darwin's appointment begins immediately and will run until December 31, 2009.

B(1A). In executive session, the Board voted to recommend that Council elect 145 members listed to

initial Fellow status, on the nomination of the indicated divisions and on the recommendation of the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

III. ETHICS

A.(1B) The Board reviewed a working draft of substitute motion #3 to Council Agenda Item #5, Psychologist Participation at US Detention Centers, and voted to recommend that Council approve the motion with the understanding that additional edits will be made to the motion prior to its submission to Council.

IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A.(1C) The Board reviewed a substitute motion proposed by the Policy and Planning Board (P&P) for the item "Options for Council Action in Considering Task Force Reports" included in Council's August 2007 agenda. The Board recommended that a subcommittee be established comprised of members of the B/D and P&P to develop new language for Association Rule 30-6. The Board asked Drs. Kazdin and Grossman to contact Susan K. Whitbourne, Chair of P&P, to see if P&P would be willing to withdraw the item on Council's August 2007 agenda so that the subcommittee could work together to develop new language.

V. DIVISIONS AND STATE AND PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS

No items.

VI. ORGANIZATION OF THE APA

No items.

VII. PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A.(2) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the Division 36 request for authorization to publish a divisional journal, to be titled Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

VIII. CONVENTION AFFAIRS

A.(3) The Board voted to postpone the item "APA Special Events Funding" to its October 2007 retreat meeting.

IX. EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS

A.(4) The Board voted to approve forwarding the revised Principles for the Recognition of Specialties in Professional Psychology to all boards and committees and other relevant groups for review and comment after editorial review.

B.(5) The Board voted to authorize the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology to adopt the revised Procedures for Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology.

C.(6) The Board voted to recommend that the Council of Representatives approve, in principle, the 2007 revision of the Recommended Postdoctoral Education and Training Program in Psychopharmacology for Prescription Privileges, which includes edits made since the June 2007 Board of Directors meeting, with the expectation that at a future time the document will be submitted to Council for approval as policy along with a proposal for the establishment of an APA designation program for education and training programs in psychopharmacology.

D.(6A) The Board voted to approve APA representation with the Association of Academic Health Center (AAHC) by authorizing joining AAHC as an Affiliate Member for one year. The Board noted that a request for affiliation in future years will need to come back to the Board. The Board requested that necessary revisions to Association Rule 190: Interorganizational Linkages be provided to the Board at a future meeting

X. PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS

No items.

XI. SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS

No items.

XII. PUBLIC INTEREST

No items.

XIII. ETHNIC MINORITY AFFAIRS

No items.

XIV. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

No items.

XV. CENTRAL OFFICE

No Items.

XVI. FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

A.(7) The Board voted to accept the Report to Management and the OMB Circular A-133 for the year ended December 31, 2006.

B.(8) The Board voted to approve amending the existing policy on the operations of each LLC to add the following language:

APA shall distribute all cash from each property at the end of each year as follows: beginning with cash on hand as of 12/31 less cash for future operations: accounts payable, accrued interest payable, security deposits, prepaid rent and reserves for capital improvements. The actual calculations will be disclosed to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives each year in the cash distribution report (part of the Annual Real Estate Report presented to Council each February) prior to the actual cash distribution which will occur following the close of the annual audit.

C.(9) The Board received as information the Finance Committee's Audit Subcommittee Charter.