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BOARD MEETING MINUTES – October 19, 2012

Present: Alan Goodman, LCMHC, Shawn Hassell, LMFT, David Sundell, LPP, Kim Spencer, LICSW, Honorable Joseph P. Nadeau, Public Member, Jane Power Kilcoyne, Ed.D. Public Member and Kathleen Skinner Shulman, Ed.D., Public Member.

Robert Sturke, Ph.D., former Board member, was a substitute for the review of the August 7, 2012 minutes as allowed by RSA 330-A:9

Not present: Deborah Warner, Licensed Psychologist

Board meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM.

Upon the motion of David Sundell and seconded by Jane Kilcoyne, the Board, by roll call vote, resolved to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing applications, investigations of alleged misconduct of licensees, final disciplinary action and other adjudicatory decisions, in accordance with RSA 91-A:3, II (c), RSA 91-A:3, II (e), RSA 91-A:5, IV, Lodge v. Knowlton, 118 N.H. 574 (1978), RSA 330-A:29, V, and the Board’s executive and deliberative privileges. Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.

Upon the motion of Kim Spencer and the second of Jane Kilcoyne, the Board by roll call vote, resolved to withhold the minutes of the preceding non-public session, with the exception of approved applications, responses to motions and disciplinary actions until they are served, and CEU’s for Professional Conduct Investigators from public disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A:3, III on the grounds that public disclosure would be likely to affect adversely the reputation of a person other than a Board member and to render the proposed action ineffective. Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.

[Non-public minutes held separately]

I. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR LICENSURE

A. Approved mental health counselors: Julia Calogero, Kathy Chouinard, Danielle Guinesso, Brianna Lewis, Daniel Miller, Tressa Oestreicher, John Spellacy, Jennifer Troobnick, John Mahoney, Kimberly Manrique, Sandra Volkman, Karen Desmarais, Sonia Stoddard and Emily Yergeau.

B. Approved clinical social workers: Michelle Keyworth, Nancy Tomb, Cassandra Spies, Andrea Canny, Melissa Hamlett, Meghan Shea and Karen Dude.

C. Approved psychologists: Sabrina Krum, Alan Budney and Caitlin Femec.

D. Approved marriage & family therapists – Stephen Flynn and Angela Ford

E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants reviewed this month

II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS

A. Mental Health Counselors: Robin Banker, Jennifer Gathercole, Derna Giosi, Barbara Merrill, Anthony Paige, Sigrun Seekamp, Gitanjali Thiruvadi, Robin Winter-Weber, Shannon Morrissey, Laura Noblet, Krystal Johnson, Meagan McCulla, Joy Rich, Emily Tullgren and Elizabeth Giargiari.

B. Social Workers: Lauren Bowker, Chelsea Coffman, Meghan Coyle, Ashley Frost, Lydia Timmons, McKenzie Ferguson, Teresa Clark, Charlene Nickerson, Amadou Hamady and Justin Husband.

C. Marriage & Family Therapists: no agreements for review this month

D. Psychologists: Paul Norris, Caitlin Roach, Arlene Valez-Galan, Leslie Gerrard and Patricia O’Malley.

E. Pastoral Psychotherapists: no agreements for review this month

Public session resumed.

Draft minutes of the September 21, 2012 meeting were reviewed by the Board. Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by Kathleen Skinner Shulman to approve the minutes as recorded.

Vote: For: JN, SH, DW, AG, JK, KS, KSS
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

Draft minutes of the August 7, 2012 emergency meeting were reviewed by the Board. Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by Jane Kilcoyne to approve the minutes as recorded.

Vote: For: JN, SH, JK, KS, RS
Opposed: 0
Recused: DS
Not participating: KSS, DW, AG

Draft minutes of the August 27, 2012 emergency meeting were reviewed by the Board. Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by Alan Goodman to approve the minutes as recorded.

Vote: For: JN, SH, AG, KS, JK
Opposed: 0
Recused: DS
Not participating: KSS, DW

I. LEGISLATION UPDATE – nothing at this time

II. CORRESPONDENCE

A. Volinsky, Andru – The Board reviewed a letter from Mr. Volinsky, requesting the Board adopt a clarifying motion regarding the residency requirements for Mhp 302.12 (b) and (c) regarding social workers similar to the one it adopted on May 18, 2012 for psychologists and clinical mental health counselors. Motion was made by Jane Kilcoyne and seconded by Kathleen Skinner Shulman to send a letter to Mr.Volinsky explaining why it will not adopt a similar clarifying motion for social workers.

Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, DS, KS, KSS, JK
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

B. Lax, William, Ph.D. – The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Lax requesting the Board further review information he previously presented for a declaratory ruling. On July 24, 2012 the Board issued a declaratory ruling on this previously submitted material. Motion was made by Alan Goodman and seconded by Kim Spencer to take no further action on this matter.

Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, DS, KS, KSS, JK
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

III. DISCUSSION

A. Corrective Supervision Manual – tabled until November 16, 2012

B. Request for extension - the Board reviewed a schematic table – request for extension. Motion was made by Alan Goodman and seconded by Kim Spencer to approve this table.

Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, DS, KS, KSS, JK
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

C. Title change for Order of Formal Investigation – tabled until November 16, 2012
Encumbered vs. Restriction – definition as it relates to Settlement Agreements not yet completed – tabled until December 14, 2012

E. Need for Professional Conduct Investigators – Joseph Nadeau, Board Chair, will send a letter to the professional associations for mental health counselors, pastoral psychotherapists, social workers and marriage and family therapists asking for their assistance in finding volunteers to apply for professional conduct investigator.

IV. RULES STUDY UPDATE

A public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Board office from 11 am to 3 pm for the purpose of reviewing suggested rule changes.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM

Next meeting scheduled for November 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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