Board of Directors Approved Minutes: August 10 & 14, 2010

Approved Minutes

Present: Carol D. Goodheart, EdD; James H. Bray, PhD; Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD; Barry S. Anton, PhD; Paul L. Craig, PhD; Norman B. Anderson, PhD; Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD; Jean A. Carter, PhD; Rachel N. Casas, BA; Armand R. Cerbone, PhD; Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD; Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, and Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD; and Elena J. Eisman, EdD; Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD; Bonnie Markham, PhD, PsyD; and Susan M. Wilson, BA (incoming members)

Absent: None.

I. Minutes of Meeting

A.(1) The Board voted to approve the minutes of the June 11-13, 2010, Board of Directors Meeting as amended.

II. Elections, Awards, Membership and Human Resources

A. In executive session, the Board voted to recommend that Council elect 153 members listed to initial Fellow status, on the nomination of the indicated divisions and on the recommendation of the Fellows Committee.

B. In executive session, the Board voted to appoint Mr. Tom Tobin to complete the term of Mr. Gary Smith as the Trustee with insurance experience to the APA Insurance Trust. The term runs through December 31, 2011. Dr. Kelly abstained from voting on this item.

III. Ethics

No items.

IV. Board of Directors

A. The executive session item on Guidance for APA Action on Issues of Media/Societal Interests was reviewed and approved over email following the Board's August meeting. The approved document is attached.

V. Divisions and State and Provincial Associations

No items.

VI. Organization of the APA

A. In executive session, the Board was informed of the plan of the Working Group on Seating the Four Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations on Council to bring forward to Council at its February 2011 meeting a request that Council vote to forward the Bylaw amendment on seating the four ethnic minority psychological associations on Council to the membership in November 2011. The Board considered this information along with the August 2010 Council item on Ensuring All Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations a Seat on the Council of Representatives. The Board voted to rescind its earlier recommendation that any changes to the Bylaws be postponed until recommendations for maximizing organizational effectiveness are further along as part of the strategic planning process and voted to support efforts with moving forward with the two items.

VII. Publications and Communications

No items.

VIII. Convention Affairs

No items.

IX. Educational Affairs

No items.

X. Professional Affairs

A. In executive session, the Board discussed and provided feedback on the item "Nominees Recommended for Appointment to the Clinical Treatment Guidelines Advisory Steering Committee." The Board asked that the item be brought back for the Board's consideration during a conference call of the Board.

During its September 16 conference call, the Board voted to approve the following members for three-year terms on the Clinical Treatment Guidelines Steering Committee: Patricia A. Arean, PhD, Michael G. Craske, PhD, Kermit Crawford, PhD, Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Daniel Kivlahan, PhD, Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD, Thomas D. Ollendick, PhD, Thomas L. Sexton, PhD, and Bonnie Spring, PhD

The Board requested that Dr. Hollon be asked to Chair the Committee.

The Board noted that the members will initially be appointed for three-year terms on the Committee and that at the end of three-years members would begin to rotate off with staggered terms.

B. In executive session, the Board voted to affirm its current policy regarding member requests for refunds as applicable to requests for refunds of the APA Practice Assessment. Refunds will be provided for the current year assessment, if requested, but the policy does not provide for refunds of fees from previous years.

C. In executive session, Pierre L. Ritchie, PhD, and Geoffrey Reed, PhD, provided the Board with an update on the Revision of the International Classification of Diseases.

XI. Scientific Affairs

A. The Board met with Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, who was recently appointed as Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences and NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

XII. Public Interest

A.(2) The Board voted to recommend that the Council of Representatives adopt as APA policy the Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities.

XIII. Ethnic Minority Affairs

No items.

XIV. International Affairs

No items.

XV. Central Office

No Items.

XVI. Financial Affairs

No items.