Board of Directors Approved Minutes: December 10-12, 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, PhD; Armand R. Cerbone, PhD; Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD; Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD; and Elena J. Eisman, EdD; Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD; Bonnie Markham, PhD, PsyD; and Susan M. Wilson, MS (incoming members)

Absent: None.

I. Minutes of Meeting

A.(1) The Board voted to approve the minutes of the August 10 & 14, 2010, Board of Directors Meeting as amended.

II. Elections, Awards, Membership and Human Resources

A.(2) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve a proposed new dues schedule and was informed it would be provided with specific motions for action prior to the Council meeting.

Subsequent to the meeting, the Board voted unanimously via email to recommend that Council approve the following motions:

1) Council approves a $40 decrease in the APA base member dues rate ($287 to $247) for 2012- 2014. An evaluation of dues revenue and membership retention rates will be conducted prior to Council's consideration of the dues rates for 2015.

2) Council rescinds previous actions taken regarding providing discounts to members of the Association for Psychological Science; the Society for Neuroscience; any one of the organizations that are part of the Federation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; and the state, provincial and territorial psychological associations and the four national ethnic minority psychological associations recognized by APA.

Council approves the following amendment to the APA Association Rules (bracketed material to be deleted):

[210-6. Canadian Psychological Association

210-6.1 A Fellow, Member, or Associate member residing in Canada, who also belongs to the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and pays full dues to that Association, is eligible for a reduction of 50% in his or her dues payable to the American Psychological Association. Conversely, a Fellow, Member, or Associate member who resides in the United States and also belongs to the Canadian Psychological Association and who pays full dues to APA is eligible for a 50% reduction in dues payable to CPA.]

Note: Subsequent sections will be renumbered.

3) Council approves the following amendments to the APA Association Rules (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

210-5. Dues

210-5.2 The annual dues of Members, including Fellows, and Associate Members shall be determined by Council based on recommendations from the Membership Board, Finance Committee and Board of Directors. Dues amounts will be based on the following guideline:

Associate member Step1 (years 1-3) [24] 40% of regular Member dues.
Associate member Step 2 (years 4+) [30] 72% of regular Member dues.
[Associate member Step 3 40% of regular Member dues.
Associate member Step 4+ 72 % of regular Member dues. ]

Member (Postdoctoral) Step 1 (years 1-3) [28] 40% of regular Member dues.
Member (Postdoctoral) Step 2 (years 4-6) [40] 60% of regular Member dues.
Member Step 3 (years 7 and 8) [40] 80% of regular Member dues.
Member Step 4 (years 9+) [52] 100% of regular Member dues.
[Member Step 5 62% of regular Member dues.
Member Step 6 75% of regular Member dues.
Member Step 7 85% of regular Member dues.
Member Step 8+100% of regular Member dues.]

Subsequent to the meeting, the Board voted unanimously via email to recommend that Council approve in principle the following changes to the Life Status/Dues Exempt Category and requests that the Bylaw and Association Rule changes needed for implementing the changes be brought to Council for action at its August 2011 meeting:

1. Eliminating the dues step-down process;

2. Changing the criteria for eligibility for becoming dues exempt to 69 years of age and 29 years of membership;

3. Removing the criteria for eligibility for dues exemption from the Bylaws, thereby giving Council the authority to approve the criteria for eligibility in the future;

4. Adding a minimal administrative fee (e.g. $25 beginning in 2013) for those members who are dues exempt who choose not to receive the American Psychologist and Monitor and therefore do not pay the subscription price/serving fee. (This fee would not be applied retroactively.)

5. Adding a new category titled "Transitioning Members" for Members and Associate members who have reached both 59 years of age and 25 years of full membership and are employed for less than 10 hours per week. 


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

That the Council of Representatives approves the inclusion of diplomate credentials in the APA Membership Directory based on the following criteria for approving qualified certifying boards as created by the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPP):

1. The certifying body makes publicly available information on the certifying body's functions, standards, and procedures, as well as any substantive changes in these or in the status of individual certificate holders.

2. The certifying body is a non-profit organization that has published bylaws, standards, and procedures and is governed by an independent board of directors, with specified procedures for selection and tenure of board members such that control does not rest with one individual or group of individuals indefinitely.

3. The credential awarded by the certifying body is based on a review and verification of the individual's training, licensure, and ethical conduct status, and an assessment of specialty competence using instruments such as an oral and written exam and may also include a work sample. Competence in a recognized proficiency shall be demonstrated using instruments such as an oral exam, written exam, and/or work sample. These assessment instruments must be appropriate, securely kept, and demonstrate validity for the specialty being certified. They must cover clearly delineated performance domains and tasks relevant to specialty practice, associated knowledge and/or skills, and specify content covered by items and/or questions. Passing criteria must be designated. The validity of the assessment must be established in accordance with APA's Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests. Information regarding specialty credentialing must be made available in candidate handbooks, brochures about the certification program, and other public documents.

4. The certifying body maintains a database from which the public can easily verify the current status of a certificate holder.

5. The certifying body provides evidence of the application of process improvement procedures to credential review and competency assessment specific to the specialty or proficiency.

Council also requests that CRSPPP 1) consider charging an application fee to the certifying bodies requesting to be approved for this listing in the APA Membership Directory 2) develop an approval process for credentialing bodies which will include a reasonable deadline for ABPP and ABPH to apply for approval for continued inclusion in the member directory and 3) establish the effective period for approval, after which reapplication is required or the credentialing body's approval for directory listing expires.

Drs. Anton and Kaslow recused themselves from the discussion and vote on the above item.

C. In executive session, the Board took action on the following appointments:

1. Appointed Sallie Hildebrandt, PhD, and Ronald E. Fox, PhD for three-year terms (1/1/2011-12/31/2013) on the APA Insurance Trust. Dr. Fox will be serving a fourth term of office which is permitted under the Trust Charter if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Trust and APA by both organizations.

2. Reappointed Robert McGrath, PhD, and Kevin McGuiness, PhD, for three-year terms 1/1/2011-12/31/2013) on the APA Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority.


D. In executive session, the Board received as information the following appointments that were approved by the Board on its December 6, 2010, conference call:

1. Appointed Ingrid G. Farreras, PhD, for a three-year term (1/12011-12/31/2013) on the History Oversight Committee.

2. Appointed Ayse Ciftici, PhD, (Education and Training Representative) and Sarah Honaker, PhD (SPTA Representative) for three-year terms (1/1/2011-12/31-2013) on the Committee on Early Career Psychologists.

3. Appointed Lori J. Butts, JD, PhD, Marc W. Pearce, JD, PhD, and Craig R. Lareau, JD, PhD, for three year-terms (1/1/2011-12/31/2013) on the Committee on Legal Issues.

4. Approved Bonnie Strickland, PhD, as the recipient of the 2011 Raymond D. Fowler Member Award.

5. Approved the continuing committee appointments (attached).

III. Ethics

No items.

IV. Board of Directors

A.(4) The Board voted to approve the following meeting dates for 2012: February 22 & 23, April 20-22, June 8-10, July 31 & August 2, October 19-21, December 7-9.

B.(5) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve amending the Association Rules as follows (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

90-8.1. Committee on Early Career Psychologists

90-8.1 There shall be a Committee on Early Career Psychologists that shall seek to (1) research, organize and institute initiatives to increase the number of student affiliates who transition to full member status, as well as the number of early career psychologists joining the association for the first time; (2) collaborate in the development and implementation of the recruitment and retention initiatives of the Membership Board; (3) support the development of new mechanisms and the enhancement of existing mechanisms to increase participation in APA Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations among early career psychologists; (4) promote greater awareness of the benefits of APA membership for early career psychologists and work to expand those benefits; and (5) represent the interests and concerns of early career psychologists throughout APA governance and the central office.

The Committee shall consist of [six] seven Members of the Association within seven years of the receipt of the doctorate representing Education, Practice, Public Interest and Science focuses and experience in Division and State/Provincial/Territorial Association Early Career Psychologist programs, and Governance and Membership Outreach. Committee members will be appointed by the Board of Directors for staggered terms of three years. The Committee shall report to the Board of Directors.

C.(6) The Board voted to recommend that Council receive the Report of the Working Group on Diversity Training and approve the inclusion of $7,000 in the Draft 2011 Budget to increase the total amount of funding available for diversity training to $10,000 for both the Council and Consolidated Meetings.

D.(7) The Board voted to recommend that Council receive the Report of the 2010 Presidential Task Force on Advancing Practice.

E.(8) The Board voted to allocate two of its 2011 convention hours at the request of President Carol Goodheart for a symposium on the new PsycOUTCOMES, which will go live in 2011. The Board also voted to allocate five of its 2011 convention hours as follows at the request of President-elect Melba Vasquez: two hours for an update on the psychology of women and of men and masculinity, one hour for a symposium on poverty; two hours for an update on the ICD 11/ DSM V.

F.(8A) The Board voted to recommend that Council receive the Report of the 2010 Presidential Task Force on Caregivers.

G. The Board voted to approve the following motion:

APAPO fulfills a unique function in the APA family of organizations as the entity devoted to advancing professional interests of psychologists that are beyond the scope of APA's activities as a C-3 entity. The APA Board reaffirms that the success and vitality of APAPO is of great importance to APA's membership and therefore to APA.

H. In executive session, the Board took action on the following Psychology Defense Fund Request:

2010-002: On recommendation of the Executive Management Group, the Board voted to grant $10,000 to the New Jersey Psychological Association to fund litigation filed against Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey Magellan Health Service, Inc., and the New Jersey State Health Benefits Commission alleging routine violations of patient privacy laws.

Dr. Goodheart recused herself from the discussion and vote on this item.

I. On its September 16 conference call, the Board voted to approve the following motion:

The Board allocates $55,000 from the Presidential initiatives discretionary fund to support Dr. Melba Vasquez's 2011 presidential initiatives over two years. The funding is to be divided as follows: Task Force on Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity: $20,000; Task Force on Immigration: $17,500; Task Force on Educational Disparities: $17,500.

V. Divisions and State/Provincial/Territorial Associations

At its October 8-10 meeting, the Board considered a request from the Caucus of State/Provincial/ Territorial Representatives to provide each state/provincial/territorial psychological association Council representatives with the email addresses of all APA members in their respective state/province/territory. The Board voted to decline the request because APA's contract with its members states that their email addresses will not be shared except under very limited circumstances and never with outside groups.

VI. Organization of the APA

A.(9) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve forwarding the following Bylaw amendments to the Membership for a vote in November 2011:

Article V. Composition of the Council of Representatives

1. Council shall be composed of Representatives of Divisions, Representatives of State Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations, members of the Board of Directors, the Officers of the Association (the chief staff officer shall serve without vote), [and] the APAGS Representative and one Representative from each National Ethnic Minority Psychological Association (the Asian American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, the National Latina/o Psychological Association, and the Society of Indian Psychologists).

2. The APAGS representative shall begin his or her term on Council in January of his/her term as Chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and will serve for a term of one year.

3. Only APA Fellows, Members (or voting Associate Members) who are also members of the respective Division, State/Provincial/Territorial Association or National Ethnic Minority Association will be allowed to nominate and elect their Council Representative. Representatives to Council [shall be elected from Divisions and State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations, but] need not necessarily be elected from every Division, [or] State/Provincial/Territorial Psychological Association or National Ethnic Minority Psychological Association.

4. No person shall be eligible to represent more than one organization in Council at any one time.

5. Council Representatives of a Division [or], a State/Provincial/Territorial Association, or the Asian American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, the National Latina/o Psychological Association, and the Society of Indian Psychologists shall be members of [the Division or State/Provincial/Territorial Association] their respective constituencies and Members of the American Psychological Association, and shall be elected for a period not to exceed three years. If during that three-year period the Division or State/Provincial/Territorial Association is allocated fewer seats, the Division or State/Provincial/Territorial Association shall recall the appropriate number of Representatives. The term of office of the recalled member is thereby terminated.

Each APA Fellow, Member, and voting Associate member shall choose the Division(s) or State/Provincial/Territorial Association(s) through which he/she elected to have his/her interest represented on Council by allocating, at the time of the annual dues statement, a total of ten (10) votes to the Division(s) and/or State/Provincial/Territorial Association(s) through which he/she wishes to be represented the following year. [However, only Fellows, Members (or voting Associate members) of the Divisions or State/Provincial/Territorial Associations so designated will be allowed to nominate and elect their Council Representatives.]

8. A Council member who has served for six consecutive years shall not be eligible for election or appointment for a period of one year as a Representative from any Division, State/Provincial/Territorial Association, National Ethnic Minority Psychological Association, or coalition.

Article XVI. National Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations

1. As provided in Article V.1, the Asian American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, National Latina/o Psychological Association, and the Society of Indian Psychologists shall each have one voting representative serving on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association.

2. Each of these National Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations shall exercise such control over its members so that membership in such Association shall not imply membership in the American Psychological Association.

3. The American Psychological Association shall not be responsible for the acts or omissions of these National Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations, except as specifically authorized by these Bylaws or other duly promulgated rule of Council.

Note: Subsequent sections to the Bylaws will be renumbered.

VII. Publications and Communications

*A.(10) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve Division 43's proposal to develop and launch a new journal, titled The Family Psychologist, to be published by APA through the Educational Publishing Foundation imprint.

VIII. Convention Affairs

A.(11) The Board voted to approve the use of up to $600,000 in 2011 Abatement Funds for enhancing the annual convention in Washington, DC. The allocation of the funds will include, but not be limited to, the following:

1) $10,000 — Registration fees assistance to APA international affiliates from developing countries (as defined by the World Bank) to be administered by the APA International Affairs Office.

2) $25,000 — Support for Early Career Psychologists to promote activities for families and the ECP community and to provide financial assistance to ECPs and Young Scientists to attend the convention.

3) $10,000 — Speed Mentoring Breakfast.

4) $190,000 — Convention Infrastructure Development by expanding the exhibitor base; adding technological enhancements; and gathering attendance data in the exhibit hall.

5) $100,000 — DC Food Truck Late Afternoon/Evening Event.

6) $15,000 — Bus Transportation to Washington Sites.

7) $100,000 — Evening Museum Event.

8 )$20,000 — Science Showcase.

9) $25,000 — Opening session video

The allocation of the 2011 Abatement funds will be left to the discretion of the President and the Executive Director of Governance Affairs.

*B.(12) The Board voted to approve Washington, DC, as the site for the 2020 Convention with the dates of Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, August 9, 2020; and San Diego, California as the site for the 2021 Convention with the dates of Thursday, August 12 through Sunday, August 15, 2021.

C.(13) The Board was given an update on the Report of the Convention Task Force. The item will come back to the Board at its February 2011 meeting.

IX. Educational Affairs

*A.(14) The Board voted to approve forwarding the revised Principles for the Recognition of Specialties in Professional Psychology to all APA boards and committees and the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology for review and comment.

*B.(15) The Board voted to recommend that Council 1) adopt as APA policy the Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology; 2) approve February 2021 as the expiration date for the guidelines; and 3) archive the Principles for Quality Undergraduate Psychology Programs.

C.(16) The Board voted to recommend that Council receive the Report of the BEA Task Force on Classroom Violence Directed Against K-12 Teachers, Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers: Recommendations for a National Research, Practice and Policy Agenda.

D.(17) The Board voted to request that the Board liaisons to the Board of Professional Affairs, the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, the Board of Educational Affairs and Ethics work with the respective groups regarding the medical psychology issue and come back to the Board at a future meeting.

E.(30) The Board received as information an update on the Professional Psychology Education and Training Working Group.

F.(31) The Board received as information an update on the Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority.

G.(32) The Board received as information an update on Continuing Education monitoring procedures.

H.(33) The Board received as information an update on efforts by the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology to develop a proposed taxonomy for professional psychology.

X. Professional Affairs

A.(18) The Board voted to recommend that Council adopt the Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination as APA policy and approve February 2021 as the expiration date for the Guidelines.

*B.(19) The Board voted to recommend that Council 1) adopt as APA policy the revised Guidelines for Psychological Practice in Health Care Delivery Systems; 2) approve February 2021 as an expiration date for the Guidelines; and, 3) archive the original Guidelines for Hospital Privileges: Credentialing & Bylaws.

C.(20) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the establishment of a Joint APA/ASPPB/APAIT Task Force on the Development of Telepsychology Guidelines for Psychologists. The Task Force will be comprised of 10 members, four representing APA, four representing ASPPB, and two representing APAIT, inclusive of the co-chairs, and will be responsible for determining the scope of and developing Telepsychology Guidelines for Psychologists. Funds to cover members' attendance at two meetings in 2011 will be provided by the respective organizations.

D.(21) The Board voted to recommend that Council 1) adopt as APA policy the revised Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters; 2) approve February 2021 as the expiration date for the Guidelines and 3) archive the 1999 version of the Guidelines.

XI. Scientific Affairs

A.(22) The Board voted to recommend that Council reauthorize the continuation of support for the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) for 2011-2013, and allocate $60,000 as part of the 2011 APA budget.

XII. Public Interest

*A.(23) The Board voted to recommend that Council 1) adopt as APA policy the revised Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change; 2) approve February 2021 as the expiration date for the Guidelines; and 3) archive the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age- Related Cognitive Decline.

*B.(24) The Board voted to recommend that Council 1) adopt as APA policy the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients, 2) approve February 2021 as the expiration date for the Guidelines; 3) archive the Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients.

XIII. Ethnic Minority Affairs

No items.

XIV. International Affairs

*A.(25) The Board voted to replace the current Procedures for APA Responses to International Emergencies with the following procedures:

APA Response to International Emergencies

When an international disaster meets a "response trigger criterion" as determined by the CIRP- appointed ad hoc International Disaster Advisory Group, APA will engage in:

1) Dissemination: Broadcast QUICK LINKS on main home page of the APA website:

  • Link to resources web page, with disclaimer that materials are primarily in English and not reviewed for cultural appropriateness to specific countries

  • Link to guidance about appropriate responses to international disasters (e.g., that independent responses by individual psychologists are discouraged (see www.apa.org/international/resources/disaster.html); list of specifications of the minimal prerequisites that psychologists who wish to help should meet (e.g., language skills, appropriate training, or affiliation with a bona fide relief/humanitarian organization).

  • Link to the APA Trans-World Disaster Network — an APA team site with materials, guidelines, assessment tools

2) Outreach: Send a communication from the CEO / President to the national psychology association if one exists, expressing concern, alerting to the Web resources, and offering to send targeted information on experts willing to offer consultation and training. If no association exists in the country, the communication will be sent to appropriate departments or ministries (e.g., Health, Education, Social Services) of that country.

3) Financial Support
Request for a financial contribution from APA following an international disaster will be made on the recommendation of CIRP and the ad hoc International Disaster Advisory Group. The focus of this contribution should be on developing and providing support for mid-term to long-range psychosocial recovery. Details of this support would be recommended by CIRP and the ad hoc International Disaster Advisory Group. Examples are:

  • On-the-ground-consultation: Experienced outside consultation during later stages of an emergency response may offer guidance on the way forward into mid-term and long-term psychosocial responses. It may be profitable for a mid-term response to begin during the "emergency" phase, by offering the local psychological association on-the-ground consultation. This consultation could include some guidance regarding the immediate response, but would be focused on a transition to a mid-term response, possibly including assistance in the development of an assessment tool, and/or facilitation of the involvement of the local psychological association with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) coordinating group. Having a mid-term response overlap the later stages of an emergency phase is common in international humanitarian response.

  • Support for involvement of local and national psychology organizations and psychologists in the development and implementation of mid- to long-term psychosocial recovery programs. This might be accomplished through consultation or through funding to national psychology associations or local humanitarian organizations. The selection of recipients and the criteria for funding will be recommended by the Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) in consultation with the ad hoc International Disaster Advisory Group for Board of Directors review and approval.

  • Other financial contributions, such as to the American Psychological Foundation for disaster relief grants, should be considered only for programs that are specifically targeted to international work. This might involve grants to US and non-US psychology- based programs that respond to emergencies or provide disaster relief following Sphere and IASC international guidelines and that contribute to the sustained rebuilding of communities.

4) APA Resources to Psychologists: Provide time-limited access to resources (e.g., PsycInfo, PsycArticles, PsycExtra) to psychology departments, psychology or health related institutions after a disaster, and disseminate this information to local psychology or psychology-related organizations.

5) Longer-Term Resource Development: The Office of International Affairs and the Committee on International Relations in Psychology consult with the ad hoc International Disaster Advisory Group on the development of resource materials for psychologists, communities and responders.

B.(26) The Board voted to allocate one hour of convention programming to a Committee on International Relations in Psychology/Committee on Human Research session on international research issues.

XV. Central Office

No Items.

XVI. Financial Affairs

A.(27) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the revised Long-Term Investment Policy.

B.(28) The Board voted to recommend that Council approve the 2011 Budget safety margin of $20,000 (after recognition of the $3,500,000 cash flow from the buildings).

C.(29) The Board voted to recommend that, based on the 2011 Budget and the 2012-2013 projections, Council adopt the following Net Asset Allocation Plan including the 2011-2013 Financial Forecast:

1. The goal for attainment of net assets as stated in Association Rule 210-3 is reaffirmed; namely, that the Association strives to maintain net assets equal to at least one year's operating budget.

2. Consistent with accounting practices, conventional wisdom and comparable financial data from other organizations, the Association should not consider any portion of theoretical building equity toward attainment of the net assets goal mentioned in item 1 above.

3. Currently, rather than specifically set aside funds outside the normal budget process for development of programs deemed to be of high priority to the membership, the Association enthusiastically supports consideration of proposals (in the form of a business plan) for new revenue generating ideas. The Investment in APA is a Board-approved Plan to preserve and grow our publications revenue stream by funding the creation of new products, expanding our marketing efforts, and enhancing APA's platform and infrastructure to facilitate such growth.

4. Each year, based on actual results and an analysis of our net assets, future financial forecasts and the net asset allocation plan will be adjusted accordingly.

5. Once the net assets goals are attained, any number of future actions can be taken including the long-term stabilization of dues; the long-term availability of funds for the development of programs deemed to be of high priority to the membership; further apportionment of building and investment proceeds toward operational expenses, etc.

6. The specific financial forecast assumptions for 2011 — 2013 are as follows:

a) Cash flow from building operations ($3.5M) has been considered as a regular source of revenue throughout the forecast period (consistent with Council's action of February 2008);

b) Restrict capital expenditures to no more than $10M over the forecast period;

c) Continue to reinvest net realized gains/losses from our long-term portfolio activity;

d) Reverse the previous action of applying all interest/dividends from our long-term portfolio activity as a supplement to operations. The forecast assumes that long-term interest/dividends will be reinvested into the long-term portfolio for the entire forecast period 2011- 2013;

e) Continue to pay down the long-term debt; no sale of our real estate is anticipated during the forecast period;

f) Assume refinance of the Ten G LLC debt in 2012 when the debt matures; noting that discussions will be taking place between now and then to determine the best business decision for APA (debt pay-off, refinance or a combination thereof);

g) Reflect the real estate tax abatement in the forecast in the form of a reduction in space occupancy expense (approximately $1M); per COR action (February 2006), this savings is to be allocated as follows: 50% to benefit operations, 25% to serve as a reserve (designation) for convention activities and 25% to be added to the association's net assets;

h) Consistent with accounting practices, does not consider any portion of theoretical building equity toward attainment of the net assets goal (see Item 1 of the Main Motion regarding the goal for attainment of net assets as stated in Association Rule 210.3).


D. In executive session, the Board voted to recommend that Council approve the following motion:

That Council agrees that the Association needs to take proactive steps now to preserve and grow our publications revenue stream by funding the creation of new products, expanding our marketing efforts, and enhancing APA's platform and infrastructure to facilitate such growth. Accordingly, Council approves funding the Investment in APA Plan with the following general provisions as recommended by the Board of Directors:

Initial Period: 5 years;

Inflows:

  • Annual operating safety margin (positive or negative) not otherwise allocated to existing designations*;

  • Funding from the Publications & Databases designation in the amount of $1.2m (timing of the one-time transfer to be determined); and,

  • Cash flow from buildings of approximately $2.5m annually** (cash flow distributed in 2011-2013);

Outflows (2011 — 2015):

  • Expenses related to new products (PsycVIDEO, PsycReference, PsycTEST, PsycNET Mobile, etc.);

  • Expenses to expand the marketing capabilities (new staff, institutional database, Customer Relationship Management , & Business Intelligence;

  • Platform Capacity and Infrastructure related to PsycNET (high availability, search study, and implement advanced functionality), preparation for PsycNET 4 and purchase of hardware, licensing of software, new staff and the use of specialized consultants to complete the work;

Anticipated Results: The Reinvestment Plan model presented anticipates a return of $17m to $26m during the 2011-2015 period (ROI of 30% - 98%) assuming a cumulative investment of approximately $13.5m over the 2010-2012 period. Substantial revenues are not anticipated to begin until 2012, recognizing a market awareness/penetration timeframe of 12-18 months within institutions.

That Council authorizes management to utilize the designation vehicle or other vehicle(s) as may be deemed more appropriate to begin implementation of the Investment Plan in 2011 as outlined above.

*Existing designations include: Accreditation, Convention, Web Relaunch, and Publications & Databases.

**The $2.5m cash flow shown above represents the estimated excess building cash flow over and above the $3.5m that currently supplements the APA operating budget.

E. In executive session, the Board voted to approve funding in the 2011 Draft Budget for the following at the levels indicated below:

  • $180,400 - Education Leadership Conference

  • $25,000 - Interdivisional Grant Program

  • $100,000 - Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training

  • $100,000 - American Psychological Foundation

F.(34) The Board received as information the 2009 IRS Tax Form 990 and 990-T.

G. In executive session, the Board received as information the Annual Review of the APA Compensation Package.

H. In executive session, the Board received as information the IRS 990 Board Hours Reported.

*Denotes items approved on the Board's December 6, 2010, conference call.

 

2011 Continuing Committee Appointments

Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest

The following have been appointed for a three-year term (2011-2013):

Committee on Aging

Manfred Diehl, PhD
Kelly O'Shea Carney, PhD

Committee on Psychology and AIDS

Richard Wolitski, PhD
Eugene Farber, PhD

Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology

Erin E. Andrews, PsyD
Lawrence Pick, PhD

Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

Angela Ferguson, PhD
Parrish Paul, PhD

Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

Helen A. Neville, PhD
Iva GreyWolf, PhD

Committee on Children, Youth and Families

Roseanne Flores, PhD
Patti Johnson, PhD

Committee on Socioeconomic Status

Salvador Macias III, PhD
Laura Smith, PhD

Committee on Women in Psychology

Joan Chrisler, PhD
Ramani Durvasula, PhD

Board of Educational Affairs

The following have been appointed for a three-year term (2011-2013) except where noted:

Education and Training Awards Committee

Mary Brabeck, PhD
Rex Forehand, PhD (Jan 2011-Dec 2012)
Michael C. Roberts, PhD

Continuing Education Committee

Bruce Thyer, PhD
Sharon Tettegah, PhD
Denise Maricle, PhD
Lorraine Eyde, PhD
Elizabeth Sparks, PhD

Commission on Accreditation

Michael Boroughs-Stuart — APAGS
Lawrence Schoenfeld, PhD — APPIC Ana Maria Faraci, PhD -APPIC Larry Cohen, PhD — APCS
Luis A. Vazquez, PhD -BAPPI
Nancy B Ruddy, PhD — BPA/CAPP Independent Practice
Stephen L. Holliday, PhD, ABPP-CN — BPA/CAPP Institutional Practice Richard S. Milich, PhD, PhD — BSA
Kathleen J.Bieschke, PhD — CCPTP Gary Stoner, PhD — CDSPP
Kim Embleton Dixon, PhD, MBA — CoS Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD — CUDCP Linda Knauss, PhD — NCSPP
Garland Hershey, PhD — Public Member
Mary Anne Hanner PhD — Public Member

Board of Professional Affairs

The following have been appointed for a three-year term (2011-2013) except where noted:

Committee on Professional Practice & Standards

April Harris-Britt, PhD
Michael Fogel, PhD

Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance

Glen Martin, PhD
Wendy Plante, PhD
Evelyn Yanagida, PhD (2011 only)

Membership Board

The following have been appointed for a three-year term except where noted (2011-2013):

Fellows Committee

Ian Rivers, PhD (Jan 2011-Dec 2012)
Nathan Grant Smith, PhD
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, PhD

Publications and Communications Board

For your information, the following are the new incoming editors for 2011. Their official terms (when they go on the mastheads of their respective journals) begin January 1, 2012 and end December 31, 2017. 

Sherryl H. Goodman, PhD Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Josep Call, PhD Journal of Comparative Psychology
Terence Tracey, PhD Journal of Counseling Psychology
David A. DeSteno, PhD Emotion
Suzette Evans, PhD Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Eliot R. Smith, PhD JPSP: Attitudes and Social Cognition
Stephen T. Wegener, PhD Rehabilitation Psychology
Isabel Gauthier, PhD Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
James T. Enns, PhD Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Board of Scientific Affairs

Committee on Scientific Awards

Susan Fiske, PhD
Steven Maier, PhD

Committee on Animal Research and Ethics

Gary Dunbar, PhD
Rodney Swain, PhD

Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment

Amy Schmidt, PhD
Richard Frederick, PhD
Samuel Ortiz, PhD