MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 2013
Southfield, MI, 2012
April 17, 2013
Present, MPC Board members:, M. Atwell, D. Freiband, S. Freiband, M. Frye, R. Hatton, R. Hutchison, M. Rudy, E. Waiess. P. Wood. Past President: M. Meisels. President Elect: D. Klein. Members: Janet Boyer.
1. The minutes of the meeting of March 17, 2013 were approved unanimously.
2. Treasurer -Michael Rudy
3. President - Elizabeth Waiess (no report)
4. Past President – Murray Meisels
5. President Elect – David Klein
6. Education and Training – Peter Wood
7. Programs – Michelle Rivette
$1o Paul Wachtel was scheduled for the fall conference last fall but had to cancel. At that time it was agreed that he would come sometime in ’13-14 if his health permitted. Now his fall ‘13 schedule has gelled and he can come for a November 9 conference. In the run-up to last fall’s conference the participant reservations were very substantial and a very successful conference was foreseen.
$1o During 2012-13 communications were undertaken with Fran Waters about her coming as the presenter at an MPC conference and/or extended master class of some kind, with a focus on child psychotherapy. That conversation included the possibility of her coming for the Fall 2013 annual MPC conference.
$1o The Board discussed the pros and cons of proceeding to schedule Wachtel for the fall conference or following up with Waters for the fall conference, and the alternatives there might be for ensuring that both of these people come for significant engagements with PC in 2013-14. Among the suggestions: a spring child therapy/analysis event in East Lansing, perhaps at Kellogg Center, with some kind of cooperation with the MSU School of Social Work. Included was discussion of the support, in general, of the child psychoanalysis program. It was noted that the May meeting is already supposed to be dedicated to child psychotherapy, and we could expand on that. (The Board does not vote on the content of MPC programs; that determination is within the brief of the Program Chair and committee.)
$1· Rudy moved and Wood seconded: The board supports both the child and the adult programs of the organization by funding two events this coming year, one with Wachtel presenting at the fall conference, and one with Waters to be scheduled sometime in 2014. The motion passed, 22 ayes and 1 nay.
8. Certification – Sonya Freiband No report
9. Committee Reports
$1o Wood moved that the Board propose the following change in the organization’s bylaws [added text in uppercase]:
Article VIII – Elections
Terms of office shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall conduct elections by issuing a call for nominations, by postal and/or electronic mail, by the Fall prior to an impending vacancy. The membership then shall be given 30 days to reply. The committee shall mail SEND election ballots, BY POSTAL AND/OR ELECTRONIC MAIL, in January of the year of the impending vacancy, with the membership given 30 days to reply.
The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. The proposal will be sent to the membership for ratification by electronic mail (with postal mail sent to members who do not use electronic mail).
$1o Wood is holding two library collections. The material pertaining to child analysis has been given to Brenda Lepisto to be taken to relevant meetings.
$1o Wood proposes sorting books and bringing to each meeting the books that are germane to each meeting, and selling them. The proposal was accepted. Rudy and Waiess offered to help sort and carry books.
The committee members are S. Freiband, Cynthia Hockett and Atwell. It will be held at the University Club in East Lansing. Considering members’ travel time and the organization’s expenses, the committee proposes that this be a one-day retreat, concluded by a dinner at Atwell’s home. It is projected that this will be funded by a conference fee of $75 for members, $50 for candidates. The Sunday board meeting will then be in Ann Arbor at the home of Sonya and David Freiband.
Agenda for retreat: focus a good deal on self-study exercise, following the report of the committee on accreditation. Work groups in the morning; in the afternoon, consider accreditation and devise proposals. A report from the accreditation committee may be sent out in advance.
$1· Bylaw Committee. Art Brickman. No Report
$1· Library Committee – Kay Sorrell No report
10. New Business - none
Minutes respectfully submitted by Marilyn Frye, board secretary.
Note: it is MPC policy that Board meetings are open to all MPC members. Priority is given to Board members to address issues, but all MPC members may speak at meetings, time permitting.