MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 2018
Ann Arbor, MI
October 21, 2018
9am – 10:30am
1) In Attendance: Sonya Frieband-President, Peter Wood-President Elect,
Keri Warren-Treasure, David Frieband-Programs, Marybeth Attwell-Elections,
Members-At-Large: Ralph Hutchison, Karen Weber, Lisa Larson, Brian Ashin,
Mary Nowack, Margaret Sweet.
2). Sonya reporting on retreat June 1, 2019. Need site. Alice, Peg and
Marybeth agreed to be on Search Committee. Peter suggested Genoa
Woods as possible venue.
3). Treasurer’s Report: Keri Warren
Presented statis of portfolio
Discussed fees charged by PayPal, Visa, etc.
Peter made motion to raise fees X $15.00 for Membership, Analysts and
Psychotherapy fees to begin 2020. Seconded and passed.
4). Membership Report: Lisa Larson
Dues email sent out for 2019. Some members did not receive email-spam?
Budgetary concerns related to name tags and printing costs.
How to clean up the mailing list-needing clarification.
Brief discussion of how to enrich offerings for current and future members,
e.g. Study Groups, Movie Night, Discussion of Articles.
5). Education and Training: Peg Sweet
Discussion regarding the satisfying of requirements for CEU’s of respective
professions, particularly that of Ethics in light of segmenting of courses.
Need for evaluation of each segment and at end of course.
Peter and Peg agreed to collaborate on this.
6). CEU’s for Social Work and Psychology: Marybeth- need a better system
for trainees to sign in as proof of attendance re: CEU’s, particularly in the
case of long distance learning. TBD.
Ralph reports APA accreditation remains in force even as the work around
compliance with standards continues.
It was decided upon a way to divide up the 5 hour of ethics to assure
the requirement will be met.
7). Peter led a discussion about increasing stipends. Brian suggested a
“mini” retreat to discuss more fully. Peter and Peg agreed to develop a
December 2 decided upon as date for retreat.
8). Programs: David Frieband
Presented budget- anticipated expense of $10,000.00 to cover costs of
March Symposium and May, 2019 speaker on Child and Adolescents, TBD.
Peter, Karen and Dave to meet to plan Symposium.
9). Committee Reports: Robert (in absentia)
Neville Symington, dinner and presentation, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
6:00 to 9:00pm Mediterrano’s
10). Website: Reena (in absentia)
Budget- spent $405.64 in 2018. $1,000.00 approved for 2019.
11). Election: Marybeth
Open positions were discussed:
President Elect, 2019-21
VP for Training and Education , 2019-21
VP for Certification, 2019-21
VP for Programs, 2019-21
Recording Secretary, 2019-22
Three Members at Large Positions
Ballots will be sent out late November with election held in January, 2019.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 with intent too discuss new business at next
Respectfully submitted: Brian Ashin.