Present: Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Gail Mears, Kay Sternenberg, David Braiterman, Tom Boulter, Karen Jennings, David Sundell
Not present: --- Joan Staigers Haley
Tom Boulter called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM
Draft minutes of the June 19, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Tom Boulter to approve the minutes with minor language changes in Updates, A, 1.
For: GM, KJ, DS, SRF, KS, DB, TB
A. Kathy Jo Murphy – The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. Murphy asking the Board review Capella University’s online programs and consider it a valid program. Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Karen Jennings to write to Ms. Murphy explaining that the Board does not pre-approve specific programs. Mhp 302.18 specifically states the rules regarding coursework and Mhp 302.17 (c)(d) specifically state the rules regarding residency. These are two different rules that must be met by all applicants applying for licensure. Motion passed.
A. Rules – The rules subcommittee will be working on the final proposal of Mhp 100, Mhp 200 and Mhp 300-500 for Board review at the September 18, 2009 Board meeting.
B. HB 410 – meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 6, Room 306 of the Legislative Office Building
Upon the motion of David Sundell and seconded by David Braiterman, the Board, by roll call vote, resolved to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing application, 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 David Sundell and the second of David Braiterman, 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 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.
I. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR LICENSURE
A. Approved mental health counselors: Linda Gagne, Sara Davis, Marisa McCutchen, Jessica Smith, Mary Hardy, NicholasHudson-Swogger, Amy Chouinard, Sara Bilideau and Melissa Gretz.
B. Approved clinical social workers: Bryn Jay, Melissa Walsh, Marie Spink, Lindsay Morrison, Michael Currier
C. Approved psychologists: no applicants this month
D. Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants this month
E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants this month
II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS
A. Mental Health Counselors: Melissa Perrino, Heather Ramm, Kim Howard, Cynthia Hanlon, Jason Baker, Bethany Ricker, Akira Stuckey, Daniel Hannon, Wendy Morrow.
B. Social Workers: Erin Murphy, Christine Albert, Mary Cullity, Ashley Logee, Christine Young, Kristen Magro, Caitlin Miftari.
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: no applicants this month
D. Psychologists: no applicants this month
E. Pastoral Psychotherapists – Ara Heghinian
III. NOTICES OF HEARING ON APPLICATIONS
A. Barry, Elyse – The Board issued a notice of hearing on the application of Elyse Barry scheduling a hearing on October 16, 2009 at 9:30 AM.
B. Schwenger, Janet, Ph.D. – The Board issued a notice of hearing on the application of Janet Schwenger which scheduling a hearing on October 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2009