Council of Representatives: February 19-21, 2010

Draft minutes

I. Minutes of meeting

A.(1) Council voted to approve the minutes of its August 5 & 9, 2009, meeting.

II. Elections, awards, membership and human resources

A.(2) Council voted to approve the following motion regarding dues discounts for members:

APA members who also are 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, will be entitled to a $25 credit against their APA base dues beginning in 2012. The effect of these changes will be studied with a report back to Council in 2014.

B.(3) The item “Dual Membership Dues Discount Program: Request to Include the Society for Neuroscience” was withdrawn as the request was addressed in agenda item #2 as noted above.

C.(4) Council voted to postpone the item “Member Dues Schedule Revision: Amendment to Association Rules” to its February 2013 meeting.

D.(26C) A new business item “APA Campaign Finance Reform” was referred to the Membership Board,  the Finance Committee, the Elections Committee, the Policy and Planning Board (P&P) and the Committee on the Structure and Function of Council.

E.(30A) Council received information on changes that were approved by the Board of Directors related to methods for conducting the President-elect nominations and elections. 

III. Ethics

A.(5) Council voted to approve the following amendments to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002):

From the Introduction and Applicability section:

If psychologists' ethical responsibilities conflict with law, regulations, or other governing legal authority, psychologists make known their commitment to this Ethics Code and take steps to resolve the conflict in a responsible manner [.If the conflict is unresolvable via such means, psychologists may adhere to the requirements of the law, regulations, or other governing authority] in keeping with basic principles of human rights.

From Ethical Standard 1.02:

1.02  Conflicts between ethics and law, regulations, or other governing legal authority
If psychologists' ethical responsibilities conflict with law, regulations, or other governing legal authority, psychologists clarify the nature of the conflict, make known their commitment to the Ethics Code and take reasonable steps to resolve the conflict consistent with the General Principles and Ethical Standards of the Ethics Code. [If the conflict is unresolvable via such means, psychologists may adhere to the requirements of the law, regulations, or other governing legal authority.] Under no circumstances may this standard be used to justify or defend violating human rights.

From Ethical Standard 1.03:

1.03  Conflicts between ethics and organizational demands
If the demands of an organization with which psychologists are affiliated or for whom they are working are in conflict with this Ethics Code, psychologists clarify the nature of the conflict, make known their commitment to the Ethics Code, and [to the extent feasible, resolve the conflict in a way that permits adherence to the Ethics Code.] take reasonable steps to resolve the conflict consistent with the General Principles and Ethical Standards of the Ethics Code.  Under no circumstances may this standard be used to justify or defend violating human rights.

IV. Board of Directors

A.(6) Council voted to receive the Final Report of the 2009 Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology Practice and direct the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) to oversee the collection of feedback from boards and committees related to implementing the recommendations of the report.

B.(7) Council voted to approve the following amendments to Association Rule 210-2.10 (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

210 2.10 Discretionary funds.

The Board of Directors and Council each shall have a discretionary fund to be used at their own discretion [of up to $110,000].  Council shall be responsible for setting the discretionary fund limits. After APA Council and Board have adopted a budget, new unbudgeted expenditures to be made from their respective discretionary funds shall be approved as follows:

(a) If emerging from Council action, the proposed allocation from the Council discretionary fund shall require approval by a simple majority vote of the Council members voting.

(b) If emerging from Board action, the proposed allocation from the Board discretionary fund shall require approval by a two-thirds majority of Board members voting.

(c) If either action involves the support of a task force and/or ad hoc committee, the authorization would be for one year only and assigned to the appropriate office/program.  If the mission of the task force or committee is to continue beyond one year, it must be reauthorized and funded on a year-to-year basis.

(d) All allocations other than those described in (c) will be sent to Council for review if authorized for an additional period of time.

[The President and President-Elect shall each have a special discretionary fund of up to $38,500 and $16,500 respectively. Use of these special discretionary funds must be approved in advance by the Board of Directors and be limited exclusively to presidential initiatives. Costs related to each initiative must be incurred within the respective Presidents and President Elects term (calendar year).] A special discretionary fund will be allocated for presidential initiatives and must be spent during the first two years of the three-year cycle of each president. Council shall be responsible for setting the discretionary fund limit. The specific allocation of these funds shall be approved in advance by the Board of Directors.

The Finance Committee [annually] regularly shall review and recommend [increases] as appropriate [(inflation, etc.)] limits to the discretionary funds which shall be reviewed by the Board of Directors and submitted to Council for approval.

C.(8) Council participated in a diversity training session on the topic of Current Findings on Discrimination: Causes and Interventions which was entitled “Through the Fly’s Eye: An Intersectional View of Inequality” and presented by Lynn Weber, PhD.  

D.(31) Council received as information an update on the 2009 Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychological Science as a STEM Discipline.

E.(32) Council received as information an update on APA’s Initiatives to Enhance Diversity.

V. Divisions and state and provincial and territorial associations

A.(39) Council received an update on the new-business-in-progress item “Change in Association Rule 90-6 to Clarify Role of CODAPAR in the Agenda Planning Group.”

VI. Organization of the APA

A.(9) Council voted to approve the following core values statement as part of APA’s Strategic Plan:

The American Psychological Association commits to its vision through a mission based upon the following values: 

Continual pursuit of excellence

Knowledge and its application Based upon methods of science 

Outstanding service to its members and to society 

Social justice, diversity, and inclusion 

Ethical action in all that we do

B.(10) Council voted to approve the extension of the expiration date for the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures to 2015.

C.(11) Council voted to approve the following motions identified through P&P’s 5-year review of the Council Policy Manual:

1) Approved an amendment to the 1980 guidelines for divisions to follow with regard to Fellows nominations (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

Council voted to approve the following guidelines with regard to Fellow nominations by division:

That each division employs orderly procedures for ensuring the nominations of appropriate and deserving potential Fellows;

That divisions be encouraged (but not required) to ask nominees to provide a self-generated written statement setting forth their accomplishments that warrant nomination to Fellow status. That evaluators at the division level submit to the Division Fellows Committee a narrative explanation of their decisions and, when the decision is supportive of the nomination, that all materials reviewed by the Division Committee be forwarded to the APA Membership Committee; and

That the Board of Directors continues to review the APA [Membership] Fellows Committee’s recommendations, prior to making its recommendations to the Council, as specific in the current APA Bylaws.

2) Approved an amendment to the 1992 policy that extends the Membership Committees charge to recruitment and retention activities nominations (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

Council approved having the Membership [Committee] Board oversee Association membership retention and recruitment activities and make annual reports on these activities to Council.

3) Approved an amendment to the 1998 policy regarding the collection of information about representation of women, ethnic minorities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and individuals with disabilities in APA governance (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

Collection of Information about the Representation of Women, Ethnic Minorities, Gay Men, Lesbians, [and] Bisexuals, Transgender Individuals, and Individuals with Disabilities in APA Governance: That staff is directed to 1) annually collect and disseminate information on the number of women, ethnic minorities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals and individuals with disabilities serving on Council and boards and committees; 2) at least every five years, collect and disseminate information on the number of women, ethnic minorities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals and individuals with disabilities who have been nominated to boards and committees and/or put on a board/committee election slate and to nominees on the Council of Representatives election ballot. The information will be collected by mailing a survey requesting voluntary self disclosure regarding gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability status from board/committee members and Council members (annually) and board/committee nominees and members running for Council (at least every five years). The results of the survey will be disseminated to APA governance groups and will be used in determining whether further action to increase diversity is warranted based on the results and, if so, at what point in the nomination/election process diversity issues may need to be most vigorously addressed.

Council requested that the APA Research Office be involved in the development of the survey and analysis of the data.

4) Approved an amendment to the 1959 policy: Philosophy for Creating New Divisions (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

The policy of the Council with respect to the admission of new divisions shall be a positive one concerned with the spirit and intent of APA to give full recognition to diversity and to growth in the field of psychology. The Council shall not be overly restrained by considerations of orderliness, by fears of centralization, or by the problems created by a sheer increase in size. Council shall naturally satisfy itself that divisional status is warranted under the criteria established in the Bylaws. But, beyond the letter of these rules, Council shall establish that a proposed division represents a new, vigorous, and demonstrably viable interest; that it has achieved recognition in the literature of psychology and in institutional form within departments of psychology, industry, and government; and that it numbers among its members both established psychologists and [younger persons who are not actively working in other divisions] early career psychologists whose professional interest areas are not represented by the current divisions. When such new interests emerge, Council should be prepared to grant divisional status promptly.

5) Approved an amendment to the 1961 policy that encourages psychologists to join divisions and that Central Office should facilitate the process (underlined material to be added):

Psychologists should be encouraged to join at least one division of their choice. The Association should make it as easy as possible to apply for membership. This might take the form of a blank included with the annual statement of dues which would be filled out by the applicant, returned to the Central Office with the dues, sorted by Central Office personnel, and forwarded to appropriate division secretaries. The Central Office will utilize new and emerging technologies to facilitate membership applications for divisions.

6) Archived the 1985 Policy on Undergraduate Curriculum in Psychology.

7) Archived the 1994 Policy on Half-time Internships.

8) Archived the 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the APA and CPA for Concurrent Accreditation of Doctoral Training Programs and Predoctoral Internship Training Programs in Professional Psychology.

D.(12) Council postponed the item “Ensuring All Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations a Seat on the Council of Representatives” to its August 2010 meeting.

E.(13) Council voted to request that the CEO and the Board of Directors explore alternative legal and financial models for structuring APA and APAPO activities. This study should be conducted within the constraints of our current fiscal circumstances. 

VII. Publications and Communications

A.(33) Council received an update on Publications and Communications (P&C) Board activities. The P&C Board met twice in 2009, May 1–3 and October 24–25. The P&C Board reported that sales of the fifth and sixth editions of the APA Publication Manual combined reached $12.6 million in 2009. Concurrent with the release of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual, APA Books also released revised versions of three other style products: The Concise Rules of Style, second edition; Mastering APA Style: Student Workbook and Training Guide, sixth edition; and Mastering APA Style: Instructor’s Resource Guide, sixth edition. In 2009, APA Books also released the APA College Dictionary of Psychology. APA Books released 52 new scholarly titles, 6 other book titles, 12 new psychotherapy videotapes, and 9 new Magination Press titles. More than 100 APA Books titles were licensed for translation in 2009.  Ten eBooks were released to Kindle in 2009. APA Journals printed and mailed all 2009 issues in 2009, publishing more than 36,000 pages in 56 journals. In 2009, APA launched a new journal about personality disorders, Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment; acquired the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics; and began publishing Division 24’s Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. The P&C Board made seven editorial appointments in 2009 to terms to begin in 2010 as the Editor-elect year (and 2011 as the beginning of the masthead year).  The following four individuals were appointed to 6-year terms: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology—Arthur M. Nezu, PhD; Developmental Psychology—Jacquelynne S. Eccles, PhD; Psychological Review—John R. Anderson, PhD; and History of Psychology—Wade Pickren, PhD. The following two individuals were appointed to 5-year terms: Psychology of Violence—Sherry Lynne Hamby, PhD, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology—Joseph Hurrell, PhD.  Ronald Roesch, PhD, agreed to extend his term as Editor of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law through 2012. In May, the P&C Board opened searches for the following 12 journals:  Emotion; Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology; International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation; Journal of Abnormal Psychology; Journal of Comparative Psychology; Journal of Counseling Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics; JPSP: Attitudes and Social Cognition; Rehabilitation Psychology; and Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. During 2009, PsycINFO added 186,328 new records to the overall database and expanded coverage, bringing the number of journals now covered to 2,456.  PsycARTICLES added five new titles and 6,692 full-text articles in 2009. PsycBOOKS contained 1,855 books by the end of 2009. Scanning of books and gray literature for the APA/Akron Archives Project was completed in 2009, and APA and AHAP concluded a contract and began scanning psychological tests for future inclusion in the new PsycTESTS database. PsycEXTRA contained more than 170,000 records by the end of 2009.

VIII. Convention affairs

A.(13A) Council received an update on the San Diego Convention and the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  Council voted to request that Council’s August 2010 meeting be moved from the Manchester Grand Hyatt to another venue.

B.(26F) A new business item “APA Convention and Meeting Facility Contract Procedures and Cancellation Clause” was referred to the Committee on Legal Issues (COLI) and the Board of Convention Affairs.

IX. Educational affairs

A.(14) Council voted to approve the proposed APA Advertising Policy for APA Publications (bracketed material to be deleted; underlined material to be added):

Advertising of educational programs in APA publications and on the APA Web site will be restricted to those schools or other institutions fully accredited by regional or other institutional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, for those areas of professional psychology where APA or Canadian Psychological Association accreditation is currently provided (e.g., clinical, counseling, school, combined), APA will restrict advertising to only APA or Canadian Psychological Association accredited programs. Those [doctoral] programs accredited by the American Psychological Association must state that they are APA-accredited and include contact information for the APA Accreditation Office. [Those doctoral programs not accredited by APA must include the following statement in their advertisements: This program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association. Information concerning whether or not a doctoral program is APA-accredited will be required in all print advertising in APA publications and exhibit space at the APA Convention as well as alternative text in all banner advertising.]

X. Professional affairs

A.(15) Council voted to adopt as APA policy the revised Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists as amended by Council.

B.(16) Council voted to instruct the CEO and the Executive Management Group of APA to determine the best way to implement and measure the outcomes of the Public Education Campaign, with objectives to be consistent with APA’s Strategic Plan.  The reauthorization for the resulting PEC is for up to $1.5 million per year as previously authorized by Council and adds $117,200 to the 2010 Budget to achieve funding of at least $1 million per year for the next three years.  The annual PEC report will include an evaluation of the PEC’s success in meeting Strategic Plan’s goals.

C.(17) Council voted to approve APA’s development of treatment guidelines, including the establishment of a Steering Committee and Guidelines Development Panel(s) to assist in their development.

D.(18) Council voted to approve the withdrawal of Council New Business Item #25F: Ad Hoc Task Force to Investigate the Merits, Needs, and Outcomes of An Evidence Based Practice Policy for Applied Psychologists and the Benefits of Collaborating with International Associations Interested in Developing EBP Policy for Applied Psychology.

E.(19) Council voted to approve the withdrawal of Council New Business Item #36A: Revision of APA’s Statement on Parental Alienation Syndrome.

F.(26D) A new business item “Recognition of Psychotherapy Effectiveness” was referred to the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA), the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA), and CAPP.

G.(26E) A new business item “The Implications of the Model Licensing Act (MLA) for I/O Psychology” was referred to CAPP, BPA, COLI and the Board of Educational Affairs.

H.(26J) A new business item “Strategies for Education and Training of Psychologists in the Use of ICD-10-CM” was referred to BPA, CAPP, BEA, BSA and the Committee on International Relations in Psychology.

I.(27) Council received an update on the business pending item “Infusing the Association Guidelines in the Public Interest Which Have Been Adopted by Council for Psychologists Throughout APA.”

J.(28) Council received an update on the business pending item “Best Practice Guidelines on Prevention, Practice, Research, Training and Social Advocacy for Psychologist.”

K.(40) Council received an update on the new-business-in-progress item “Structure and Function of an Interdisciplinary Team for Persons with Acquired Brain Injury.”

L.(41) Council received an update on the new-business-in-progress item “Submission of Revised Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology for comment, review and revision, consistent with APA Rule 30.8.”

M. Council discussed the APA Practice Organization Annual Report.

XI. Scientific affairs

A.(19A) Council voted to approve the withdrawal of Council New Business Item #23A: Proposal for an American Institute of Psychology.

B.(26G) A new business item “Affirming, Supporting and Disseminating Research on Global Climate Change” was referred to BSA.

C.(26H) A new business item “Affirming Research on Global Climate Change” was referred to BSA.

XII. Public interest

A.(20) Council voted to receive the Final Report of the Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness.

B.(26A) A new business item “Revision of APA’s Resolution on Homelessness” was referred to the Committee on Socioeconomic Status.

C.(26B) A new business item “Revision of Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients” was referred to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, BPA, CAPP and COLI.

D.(29) Council received an update on the business pending item “APA Resolution to Promote Well-Being and Alleviate Psychological Risk Factors for Immigrants.”

E.(30) Council received an update on the business pending item “Value Neutral Language for End-of-Life Choices.”

XIII. Ethnic minority affairs

A.(34) Council received as information an update on CEMRRAT2 Task Force 2009 Activities.

XIV. International affairs

No items.

XV. Central office

A.(26I) A new business item “Update Annual Report on Environmental Issues” was referred to the Finance Committee.

B.(35) Council received as information the 2009 Report on Environmental Issues.

C.(35A) Council received as information a Report on APA’s Ongoing Efforts to Implement the Petition Resolution Policy. 
 
XVI. Financial affairs

A.(21) Council voted to approve a 2010 Budget with Revenues of $114,424,000 (after recognition of $3.5 cash flow from the buildings), Expenses of $113,524,600 and an Operating Safety Margin of $899,500. 

B.(22) Based on the 2010 Budget and the 2010-2012 projections, Council voted to adopt the following Net Asset Allocation Plan including the 2010–2012 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. [Such proposals for new revenue generating ideas should be thoroughly detailed including all direct costs, indirect costs, and staff costs.  Such proposals reviewed by the FC, the Board and approved by the Council, will be funded out of ongoing revenues or out of the Association’s net assets, as necessary, assuming that full consideration is also given to the impact of such funding on progress towards the Association’s net assets goal mentioned in item 1 above.]

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 for 2010 – 2012 is as follows:

a) Strive to attain a net asset goal equal to at least one year’s operating budget consistent with Association Rule 210-3;
b) Include $3.5M net cash flow from building operations in the operating budget as a regular source of revenue (consistent with Council’s action of February 2008);
c) Restrict capital expenditures to no more than $10M over the forecast period;
d) Continue to reinvest net realized gains/losses from our long-term portfolio activity;
e) Rather than reinvesting all interest/dividends from our long-term portfolio activity, the forecast assumes that long-term interest/dividends be transferred to supplement operations during the entire forecast period 2010- 2012;
f) Treat Federal income tax expenses as non-operating activity;
g) Treat all real estate cash flow in excess of $3.5M annually from building operations as an increase to net assets (increase to investment and/or debt extinguishment) after the operating line of credit has been paid off;
h) Continue to pay down the long-term debt; no sale of our real estate is anticipated during this forecast period;
i) To present annual budgets that are consistent with Association Rule 210-2.1 that call for a surplus of between 1% and 2% of budgeted revenues (after consideration of the cash flow from buildings) in order to provide a basis for orderly expansion of operations and services in successive years and to provide a margin of safety against contingencies.  

C.(23) Council voted to approve the revised the Long-Term Investment Policy.

D.(24) Council voted to approve the revised Selected Spending Policy Guidelines (formerly referred to as the Responsible Spending Policy). Council also voted to extend the suspension of the annual CPI increase for 2010 and request that the 2010 honoraria for all Board members remain at the 2009 levels.

E.(25) In executive session, Council discussed the report of APA employee contracts and staff compensation.

F.(36) Council received as information the 12th Annual Real Estate Report.

G.(37) Council received as information the 2008 IRS Tax Form 990.

H.(38) Council received as information the minutes of the July 23, 2009, and November 20 & 21, 2009, Finance Committee meetings.

On Saturday afternoon, Council met in Executive Session to receive the Recording Secretary’s annual report regarding the CEO performance evaluation and the Treasurer’s annual report regarding CEO compensation   The Treasurer also presented the Report of APA Employee Contracts and Staff Compensation provided every third year as mandated by Council.

Summary of actions and vote totals

This part of the document provides a brief description of the action taken by Council along with the vote totals for each item.

Votes are listed as follows: number of members in favor/number of members opposed/number of members who abstained from voting. 

“Consent” is marked for those items that were included on the consent agenda.  Items approved by consent are not discussed and are voted on as a package.  The consent agenda vote was as follows: 148/1/1


  1. Approval of the minutes of the August 5 & 9, 2009, Council of Representatives meeting. C/R approved main motion.  (Consent)

  2. APA dues credit for members who are state, provincial and territorial psychological association members. C/R approved substitute motion originated by C/R that provides that APA members who also are 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 will be entitled to a $25 credit against their APA base dues beginning in 2012. The effect of these changes will be studied with a report back to Council in 2014. (109/45/1) 

  3. Dual membership dues discount program: request to include the Society for Neuroscience. Item withdrawn as it was handled in agenda item #2. 

  4. Members dues schedule revision: amendment to association rules. Item postponed to C/R’s February 2013 meeting. (147/14/1)

  5. Proposed revision to the APA ethics code regarding conflicts between ethics and law and conflicts between ethics and organizational demands. C/R approved main motion. (149/3/2)

  6. Final report of the 2009 Presidential Task Force on the future of psychology practice. C/R approved main motion. (156/1/0) 

  7. Amendments to association rules regarding discretionary funds. C/R approved main motion. (Consent)

  8. Diversity training on current findings on discrimination: causes and interventions. Discussion item.

  9. APA’s strategic plan: core values. C/R approved a core values statement as part of APA’s Strategic Plan. (107/45/4) 

  10. Council policy manual: guidelines and standards. C/R approved main motion. (Consent) 

  11. Council policy manual: 5-year review of policies other than standards and guidelines. C/R approved main motion. (Consent)

  12. Ensuring all divisions and state, provincial and territorial psychological associations a seat on the council of representatives. C/R postponed item to its August 2010 meeting. (104/38/0) 

  13. APA’s tax status. C/R approved substitute motion #1 as amended by C/R.  (138/9/2)
    13A. August 2010 council meeting location. C/R requested that Council’s August 2010 meeting be moved from the Manchester Grand Hyatt to another venue. (146/10/7)

  14. Proposed APA advertising policy for publications. C/R approved main motion as amended. (138/10/1)

  15. Revision of APA’s model act for state licensure of psychologists. C/R adopted as APA policy the revised Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists as amended by Council.  (138/21/4)

  16. Public education campaign. C/R approved substitute motion originated by C/R that instructs the CEO and the Executive Management Group of APA to determine the best way to implement and measure the outcomes of the Public Education Campaign, with objectives to be consistent with APA’s Strategic Plan. The reauthorization for the resulting PEC is for up to $1.5 million per year as previously authorized by Council and adds $117,200 to the 2010 Budget to achieve funding of at least $1 million per year for the next three years. The annual PEC report will include an evaluation of the PEC’s success in meeting Strategic Plan’s goals. (149/9/1)

  17. Development of treatment guidelines by APA. C/R approved main motion. (136/8/2) 

  18. Request to withdraw council new business item #25F: Ad hoc task force to investigate the merits, needs, and outcomes of an evidence based practice policy for applied psychologists and the benefits of collaborating with international associations interested in developing EBP policy for applied psychology. Item withdrawn. (Consent) 

  19. Request to withdraw council new business item #36A: Revision of APA’s statement on parental alienation syndrome. Item withdrawn. (Consent)
    19A. Request to withdraw council new business item #23A: Proposal for an american institute of psychology. Item withdrawn. (Consent)

  20. Report of the 2009 presidential task force on psychology’s contribution to end homelessness.  C/R approved main motion. (156/2/0)

  21. Draft 2010 budget. C/R approved a 2010 Budget with Revenues of $114,424,000 (after recognition of $3.5 cash flow from the buildings), Expenses of $113,524,600 and an Operating Safety Margin of $899,500. (138/2/0)

  22. 2010-2012 Financial forecast and net asset allocation plan. C/R approved main motion. (155/2/3)

  23. Long term investment Pplicy. C/R approved main motion. (151/3/2)

  24. Revisions to responsible spending policy. C/R approved main motion. (156/1/1)

  25. Report of APA employee contracts and staff compensation. Discussion item.