board members present: Phillip Kleespies, Ph.D., Dale McNiel, Ph.D.,
Alec Miller, Psy.D., Robert Yufit, Ph.D.; Non-voting members present:
Bruce Bongar, Ph.D., Richard McKeon, Ph.D.
Dr. Yufit commented
that a slogan for the section may be helpful (e.g., “Become a COMPLETE
psychologist—join Section VII”). To increase membership, increased
incentives to join were discussed. For example, perhaps we could help
reduce APAIT malpractice insurance (e.g., 15% discount) if you attend
risk management 8-hour course. Section VII could offer to conduct
1 hour of the day-long workshop.Section VII could also look into conducting
a Post Doctoral Institute for Division 12 in conjunction with the
next APA convention, and could fold Section VII membership cost into
participants’ registration cost.
is writing a book on end of life issues. How do we increase interest
in suicide and violence potential? Could we place APA copyright materials
on Section VII website? Suggestion to put suicide/violence reference
list on website.
Dr. Robert Woody,
Division 12 Treasurer, requires a letter in order for Section VII
to obtain money for specified project. Project entails reviewing internship
programs listed on APPIC website to identify which programs offer
either a “major” or “informal” experience in crisis intervention.
Section VII members will survey individual programs as to their definitions
of “major” and “informal.” Dr. Bongar offered the assistance of one
or more of his students who might be interested in developing this
project into a dissertation.
reported on his meeting with Dr. Beverly Thorn from CUDCP. She suggested
that behavioral crises and emergency curricula should be folded into
existing graduate school course curricula. For example, material could
be incorporated into courses on topics such as psychopathology and
interviewing. Additionally, she recommended that we offer workshops
to graduate programs. We could also provide relevant articles/references
on managing behavioral emergencies to graduate programs. Dr. Thorn
plans to present these ideas to CUDCP mid-winter meeting.
Dr. Brief, in
absentia, provided a Treasurer’s report. As of August 26, 2001, the
section has a balance of $2,066.43. The possibility of soliciting
donations to the section (e.g., from pharmaceutical companies, survivors,
etc.) was discussed. Dr. Miller reported that he and Jason Spiegelman,
student representative, co-authored a column entitled, “Behavioral
emergencies: New efforts to improve psychology training.” -- to be
published in the APPIC newsletter this Fall/Winter (see “Graduate
in absentia, called for papers for the Section VII Newsletter.
Dale McNeil and
Bruce Bongar discussed the need to start planning for the next APA
meeting in Chicago. Considerations – CE credits, minimizing legal
liability, integrating science and practice.
call scheduled for 9/19/01 at 10am PST.