Board of Directors Approved Minutes: February 14 & 15, 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.

Absent: None.

I. MINUTES OF MEETING

A.(1) The Board voted to approve the minutes of its December 8-10, 2006, meeting.

II. ELECTIONS, AWARDS, MEMBERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCES

A.(2) The item "Preliminary Review of Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan" was withdrawn.

B. In executive session, the Board voted to nominate Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD, for election to the World Federation for Mental Health Board of Directors.

III. ETHICS

In executive session, the Board took action on five ethics cases.

IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A.(3) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the following motion:

1) That Council adopts the report by the Presidential Task Force on Military Deployment Services for Youth, Families and Service Members.

 2) That Council approves the establishment of a Task Force on the Psychological Needs of U.S. Military Service Members and Their Families. There are no 2007 fiscal implications since the Task Force will conduct its work via email and conference calls and the associated costs will be subsumed by the Practice Directorate budget. If they are unable to complete their work in 2007, the Task Force will return to the Board of Directors and/or Council of Representatives to request the allocation of discretionary funds in 2008. The Task Force will review the preliminary findings of the Presidential Task Force on Military Deployment Services for Youth, Families and Service Members so that a long-term plan of action with specific recommendations for APA regarding mental health services for military service members and their families may be developed and presented to the Association.

The Board commended the Task Force and the staff liaisons to the Task Force for their work.

B.(4) The Board voted to allocate $16,500 from the 2007 President-elect's discretionary fund to support Dr. Alan E. Kazdin's 2008 presidential initiatives.

C.(5) The Board voted to allocate $7,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support the Task Force on Licensing Board and Ethics Committee Training.

D.(6) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $10,600 from its 2007 discretionary fund for the APA Center for Psychology Workforce Analysis and Research for one-time activities related to grant writing and meeting costs.

E.(21A) The Board received as information the 2006 APA History Oversight Committee Report.

V. DIVISIONS AND STATE AND PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS

No items.

VI. ORGANIZATION OF THE APA

No items.

VII. PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

No items.

VIII. CONVENTION AFFAIRS

No items.

IX. EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS

A.(7) The Board voted to allocate $16,800 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support a third meeting of the joint BEA/CAPP Task Force to Review APA Psychopharmacology Curricula and Related Policies.

B.(8) The Board voted to allocate $12,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support one meeting of the steering committee for a planned national conference on undergraduate education in psychology.

C.(9) The Board voted to allocate $7,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support the formation of a joint BEA/CIRP Task Force on APA's Role in International Quality Assurance.

D.(10) The Board voted to allocate $17,000 from its 2007 discretionary funds to support the formation of a Task Force on Taxonomy.

E.(11) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $20,000 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support a pilot five-day institute for high school psychology teachers.

F.(22) The Board received as information an update on the continuing work of the BEA Task Force on Translating Psychological Science into Classroom Practice.

X. PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS

A.(12) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $10,000 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support a third meeting of the Task Force to Revise the APA Model Act for State Licensure for Psychologists.

B.(12A) The Board voted to recommend that Council adopt as APA policy the revised Record Keeping Guidelines that were developed by the Board of Professional Affairs Committee on Professional Practice and Standards.

B.(12B) The Board voted to allocate $5,000 from its 2007 discretionary fund for one meeting in 2007 of the Performance Improvement Advisory Group. The Board authorized the group to specifically focus its efforts on the development of a proposed policy on pay for performance to be considered by the Association's governance for adoption.

XI. SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS

A. (13) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the following motion:

That Council allocates $13,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund for the establishment of a twelve member Task Force to consider the convention program coordination, programming structures, programming content, programming time distribution, program development, input to APA, and feedback from APA, and cross-cutting programming.

The Task Force will consist of twelve members: ten past program chairs (one each from a selection of science divisions), one member from BCA, and one member from BSA, and will be staffed by the Science Directorate. Each division may be invited to also send one additional representative at the division's expense.

XII. PUBLIC INTEREST

A.(14) The Board voted to allocate $12,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support two meetings in 2007 of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation.

The charge of the Task Force shall be the following:

1. To revise and update the APA resolution Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation (1997)
2. To generate a report that includes the following:

1. The appropriate application of affirmative therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents who present a desire to change either their sexual orientation or their behavioral expression of their sexual orientation, or both, or whose guardian expresses a desire for the minor to change; 
2. The appropriate application of affirmative therapeutic interventions for adults who present a desire to change their sexual orientation or their behavioral expression of their sexual orientation, or both; 
3. The presence of adolescent inpatient facilities that offer coercive treatment designed to change sexual orientation or the behavioral expression of sexual orientation;
4. Education, training, and research issues as they pertain to such therapeutic interventions; 
5. Recommendations regarding treatment protocols that promote stereotyped gender normative behavior to mitigate behaviors that are perceived to be indicators that a child will develop a homosexual orientation in adolescence and adulthood;

To inform the Association's response to groups that promote treatments to change sexual orientation and/or its behavioral expression and to support public policy that furthers affirmative therapeutic interventions.

B.(15) The Board voted to allocate $16,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support two meetings in 2007 of the Task Force on Resiliency and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents.

C.(16) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $3,000 from its 2007 discretionary fund to help support two one-day meetings of the Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Military Service.

D.(17) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $13,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund for two meetings in 2007 of the Task Force on Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities so the Task Force can continue its work to develop guidelines.

E.(18) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $16,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support two meetings in 2007 of the Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice with Children and Adolescents.

F.(19) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $15,100 from its 2007 discretionary fund for two meetings in 2007 of the Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion.

G.(20) The Board voted to recommend that Council allocate $7,500 from its 2007 discretionary fund to support the establishment and one meeting in 2007 of the Working Group on Cultural Competency in Geropsychology.

H.(20A) The Board postponed the item "APA Task Force on Multicultural Training" to its June 2007 meeting.

XIII. ETHNIC MINORITY AFFAIRS

No items.

XIV. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

No items.

XV. CENTRAL OFFICE

No Items.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

A(21) The Board voted to approve the appointment of Calibre to conduct audit and related tax services for the Association's pension plan.