Minutes of the Business Meeting #
August 11, 1997
MINUTES OF THE BUSINESS MEETING
Monday, 18 August 1997, 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Larry A. Alferink
1. CALL TO ORDER: Dr. Catania called the meeting to order at
12:01 p. m.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dr. Catania distributed the
minutes from the August 1995 Business Meeting for review. Dr.
Eckerman moved that the minutes be approved. Dr. Gershenson
seconded this motion, which passed unanimously.
3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: David Pyle has agreed to represent the
interests of the Division as a liaison to the Practice Directorate.
The Division 28 Hospitality Suite is in room 9128 and members of
Division 25 are welcome to attend. Catania announced the the
Executive Committee has agreed to seek a change in the Name of the
Division to the Division for Behavior Analysis. The proposed name
change requires a revision to our Bylaws and will be submitted to our
members through a Bylaws ballot. Dr. Galizio suggested that we
notify the Science Directorate that our continuing commitment to
Science is not affected by the name change.
4. AGENDA: Dr. Catania distributed the agenda of the meeting
and asked if there were any additions to this agenda.
5. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Dr. Hopkins indicated that a large
proportion of APA members who have let their membership lapse are not
members of any division. CODAPAR has proposed that divisions provide
membership at a reduced cost for a one year period. They have also
proposed that new APA members would also receive a division
membership at a reduced cost for one year. The Executive Committee
has agreed to a reduced membership fee for new APA members and for
APA members who have let their membership lapse. Dr. Eckerman moved
that we accept the Membership report. Dr. Gershenson seconded this
motion, which passed unanimously.
6. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Dr. Galizio indicated that the Program
again is largely made up of invited presentations, although the
number of submissions was larger this year than in the past. Our
program is stronger than the other science divisions, with the
exception of Division 28, and attendance at our events is stronger as
well. Dr. Galizio noted that Division 28 has a tradition of inviting
new fellows to give addresses and reported that the Executive
Committee agreed that it would be useful for use to do so as well..
Dr. Eckerman indicated that Dr. Ray Pitts at the University of North
Carolina at Wilmington has agreed to replace him as Program Chair for
the 1998 convention and Dr. Gina Green has agreed to serve as chair
for the 1999 convention.
Dr. Galizio noted that the Division Dinner would be held at the Greek
Islands Restaurant on Sunday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Eckerman moved to accept the report on the Convention Program.
Dr. Morris seconded this motion, which passed unanimously. The
Members in attendance thank the current program chairs for arranging
for an excellent program.
7. COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Wasik indicated that
Psychological Abstracts are now on-line dating back to 1982. Council
approved Health Psychology as a Specialty and consideration is being
given to changing the way in which Council seats are allocated to
divisions with 100 seats determined by the allocation process and 48
seats determined by new guidelines. The new allocation system, if it
were in place at the present time, would result in the addition of
one new Council seat to the Division. The actual allocation of seats
will depend on how members allocate their votes to divisions. It is
very important for Division members to allocate as many seats to the
Division as possible since the Division will only gain this seat if
enough ballots are cast by the membership for the Division in the
annual allocation ballot. Dr. Catania suggested that an article in
the Recorder would seem appropriate to encourage members to allocate
their votes to the Division.
Dr. Wasik also indicated that APA dues will increase by $20. Council
also approved the empirically-validated treatments template with
special interest groups asked to indicate the most appropriate
methodology to empirically validate treatment.
8. FELLOWS COMMITTEE: Dr. Cuvo presented a report on the 1997
fellows prepared by Dr. Shull. Two individuals, Lewis P. Lipsitt and
Thomas R. Zentall, who are currently APA Fellows, were approved by
the Executive Committee, and subject to the approval of the Fellows
of the Division, will also become Fellows of Division 25. Two
additional individuals, W. David Pierce and Richard F. Rakos, were
approved for Fellows Status by the Membership Committee, and subject
to approval by APA Council and a vote of the Fellows of the Division,
will become Fellows of the the Division and of APA. Recommendations
for new fellows have been obtained from the current fellows and will
be reviewed for further consideration by the fellows of the Executive
Committee. Steven I. Dworkin and Robert L. Koegel who were nominated
for fellow status in 1996 and approved by both APA Council and the
Division Fellows at the 1996 Business meeting assumed Fellow status
as of January 1, 1997.
Dr. Eckerman moved to approve the report of the Fellows Committee.
Dr. Gershenson seconded this motion, which passed unanimously.
9. AWARDS COMMITTEE: Dr. Catania noted that the Division
would be receiving a bequest from the estate of Dr. Ellen Reese which
would be used to support awards provided by the Division. Dr. Stolz
has also established a deferred gift to support the Divisions
awards program. He also noted the contributions which SEAB has made
for this purpose.
10. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE: Dr. Gershenson
reported that, due to an electronic error, the ballots did not get in
on time. Ballots will go out on September 5 and are due on October
20. The nominees for President will be Dr. Michael Cataldo and Dr.
David Wacker and for Member-at-Large will be Dr. Martha
Pelaez-Nogueras and Dr. Carol Pilgrim.
Dr. Catania urged the membership to vote and to submit nominations.
Dr. Eckerman moved to accept the report of the Nominations and
Elections Committee. Dr. Morris seconded this motion, which was
11. FINANCIAL REPORT AND BUDGETS: Dr. Alferink reported that
the Division currently has $22,957.29 in assets. As of June 30, the
Division has received income of $7,956.36 and as of August 15, has
expenses of $5,263.82. At the present time, income exceeds expenses
Dr. Alferink also presented a proposed budget for this 1998. This
budget projects $9,210 in income and $10,850 in expenses. Expenses
are projected to exceed income by $1,640.
Dr. Cuvo moved to approve the Budget report. Dr. Hopkins seconded
this motion, which was approved unanimously.
12. NEW BUSINESS: Dr. Eckerman sought advice to more
actively serve our members. Dr. Mace suggested that we seek advice
from other divisions and check with our members. We may wish to
sponsor discussion oriented sessions such as the Past-Presidents
session which Division 28 uses in their program. Discussion ensued
about the single-track program and the role which it has in both
limiting the ability of members of other divisions in attending our
sessions and our ability to attend their sessions. This limits our
ability to develop better linkages between divisions to advance the
interests of our division and that of others.
Hineline pointed out that SEAB used to meet at APA. SEAB Board
members would make presentations as part of the program, which served
to attract attendees. Having SEAB at ABA is a bit much and it may be
better for SEAB members to attend at APA.
13. CONCLUDING REMARKS: On behalf of the Division, Dr.
Catania expressed his appreciation to Dr. Morris and Dr. Gershenson
for their service to the Division as members of the Executive
Committee. Dr. Eckerman thanked Dr. Catania for his efforts as
President during the past year
14. ADJOURNMENT: Dr. Galizio moved to adjourn and the
motion was seconded by Dr. Hineline. The meeting adjourned at 12:52