Ron Dieter, Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Karen Jennings and Joni Haley
Yvonne Cyr Bresnahan, Mike Mortimer and Jet Goldberg
Ron Dieter, Board Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM
Minutes of the December 17, 2004 meeting were read. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to accept the minutes as read.
A. Scott Hampton - the Board received a letter from Mr. Hampton explaining his interview with the press and how the press might have misinterpreted his qualifications and made it sound as though he is doing mental health practice. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to keep the letter on file.
B. Suzy Catalona - Ms. Catalona inquired into a billing matter. Motion was made by Karen Jennings and seconded by Joni Haley to write to Ms. Catalona explaining that the matter she inquired about is not under the Board's purview and she should direct the questions to their corporate compliance officer.
II. Advisory Committees
A. Minutes of the 1/14/05 meeting with the advisory committees. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Karen Jennings to accept the minutes as read.
III. Candidate Supervisory Agreements
A. A draft of the goals and objectives statement that will be added to the Candidate Supervisory Agreements being mailed out and on the website was approved. Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan and seconded by Karen Jennings to add the following to page 3 of the Candidate Agreement that talks about describing goals and objectives. "Statements might include something to this effect: Through supervision, by the proposed completion date, the candidate will be able to…(list goals and objectives)." This sentence will be added to all Supervisory Agreements being sent out by mail and on the board's website.
IV. Essay Exam Question
A. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Karen Jennings to add the following statement to written exam essay question three: "One ethical problem should include demonstrating sensitivity to cultural diversity." This statement will be added to all applications leaving the office 2/1/05. Any application that is received in the board office after 6/1/05 and does not include one ethical problem demonstrating sensitivity to cultural diversity will be returned to the applicant and be advised that they must address the issue of cultural diversity.
V. Audit Report
A. Motion was made by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to have a link on the Board's website directly to the General Court to access the audit report.
B. Motion was made by Karen Jennings and seconded by Joni Haley to scan page 16 of the audit report (Process for Resolving Complaints Chart) to the Board's website and to send a copy of page 16 to all persons who make a complaint against a licensee as well as the licensee.
VI. SB 50
A. A copy of SB 50 was distributed for informational purposes only. Ms. Lynch may attend the hearing on this on January 26, 2005.
Upon the motion of Karen Jennings and the second of Joni Haley, 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, 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), 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 Karen Jennings and the second of Joni Haley, 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, from public disclosure pursuant t 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.
I. Applications Approved for Licensure
1. Approved mental health counselors: Lisa Jobin, Jen DeVoe, and Diane DeLaHaye.
2. Approved clinical social workers: Kathryn King, Celeste Ricci-Trahan, Barbara Swenson, Linda Mason and Ed McKinley
3. Approved psychologists: no applicants this month
4. Approved marriage & family therapists - Kevin Lyness
5. Approved pastoral psychotherapists - no applicants this month
II. Candidate for Licensure: Supervisory Agreements Approved
1. Mental Health Counselors: Allison Howe, Suzanne Rossol Matheson and Robin Hutchins.
2. Social Workers: Krista Hatch
3. Marriage and Family Therapists: Vickie Norrod, Catherine Polan
4. Psychologists: no agreements this month
5. Pastoral Psychotherapists: no agreements this month
III. Disciplinary Action
No disciplinary actions this month
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM
Next meeting scheduled for February 18, 2005