President: Winifred Lender, Ph.D.
President Elect: Megan Donahue, PhD
Treasurer: Eric Nelson, PhD
Secretary: Christina Donaldson, PhD
LAN Representative: Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD
Student Representative: Scott Young
Past President: Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD
Minutes of the Meeting
Of the Board of Directors of the
Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
June 13th, 2019
Regular Session Board Meeting
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association was held on June 13, 2019 in room 123 at Antioch University, pursuant to a notice of meeting in accordance with the Bylaws. A quorum was present. Board President, Dr. Winifred Lender, called the meeting to order at 8:30am. Dr. Lender served as the Acting Recording Secretary for the meeting and kept the Minutes.
Those present were: Dr. Betsy Bates Freed, Dr. Winifred Lender, Dr. Eric Nelson, Dr. Juliet Rhode-Brown (via telephone), Dr. Angela Vigna, and Mr. Scott Young. Not in attendance: Dr. Hallie D’Agruma, Dr. Christina Donaldson, Dr. James Fortman, Dr. Karen Lehman, Dr. Megan Donahue, Dr. Kimberley Taylor, and Dr. Jordan Witt.
Agenda Item 1: New Business
Dr. Bates Freed made a MOTION to approve the May 9, 2019 Minutes. Dr. Eric Nelson seconded the motion and a vote was held. The motion passed with none opposed and none abstaining.
Agenda Item 2: Old Business
Dr. Lender reported that the new SBCPA brochures are available for any interested members and will be distributed at upcoming Salons, Networking Breakfasts, and social events.
Agenda Item 3: President’s Report
Dr. Lender, President, gave a report on the results of the Special Interest Group Survey sent to members in mid-May. She noted that 67% of the survey respondents expressed interest in participation in a Special Interest Group. The majority preferred a meeting frequency of once per month. The majority of interest fell in the categories of: Mindfulness/ Focusing, ACT, Assessment, Anxiety/OCD, and Newly Licensed/New to Town. Dr. Lender will follow-up with individuals that expressed interest in leading these groups. Dr. Lender also invited discussion around next steps to ensure the SBCPA website home page remains novel and current. The Board discussed options. It was decided that Dr. Lender will solicit articles from the membership to be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Board.
Agenda Item 4: President-Elect’s Report
Agenda Item 5: Past President’s Report
Agenda Item 6: Treasurer’s Report
Dr. Nelson, Treasurer, indicated that the current balance in the SBCPA account is $15,000. He reported that all transactions are now routed through Wild Apricot instead of Paypal. Dr. Nelson noted that this switch will save the Association around $100 per year.
Agenda Item 7: Secretary’s Report
Agenda Item 8: Student Representative’s Report
Mr. Young, Student Representative, noted that the Student Coffee Hour is set for June 22 and Dr. Cecile Lyons will speak on the topic of “Setting Fees and Managing Money.” Mr. Young will send out an invitation to the entire membership to attend this event as it is relevant to all members.
Agenda Item 9: Continuing Education Committee’s Report
Dr. Winifred Lender, President, reported for Dr. Hallie D’Agruma, Continuing Education Chair. She noted that the Suicide Prevention Workshop has been approved for 6 continuing education units by CPA for all professions governed by the Baord of Behavioral Sciences. Cate Hall at Crane School is the confirmed location for the event. The committee will start advertising the event shortly.
Agenda Item 10: Website Committee’s Report
Agenda Item 11: Media & Public Relations Committee Report
Agenda Item 12: Membership Committee Report
Dr. Holden, Membership Committee Chair, reported that the next Networking Breakfast will be held on June 14th and 14 members are signed up. She indicated that received quote of $200 from Design Spinners for the design of a membership document meant to support outreach to potential new members. The Board discussed the proposal. Dr. Betsy Bates Freed made a MOTION to approve up to $400 for the design and production of a new members outreach document. Mr. Young seconded the motion and a vote was held. The motion passed with none opposed and none abstaining.
Agenda Item 13: Local Advocacy Network Committee Report
Agenda Item 14: Social Committee Report
Dr. Angela Vigna, Social Committee Chair, invited discussion around the plan for a summer social event. The Board discussed options. It was decided that the event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Knowlwood Tennis Club, pending location availability confirmation. Save the date notices will be sent to members shortly.
Agenda Item 15: Ethics Committee Report
Agenda Item 16: Disaster Response Committee Report
The meeting was adjourned by Dr. Lender at 9:30am.
Dr. Winifred Lender
President and Acting Recording Secretary