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PSY Minutes

5/10/2013




STATE PSYCHOLOGY BOARD
Friday, May 10, 2013
MINUTES


  1. CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM

The meeting was called to order by Joseph R. Biggs, Ph.D. at 9:04 a.m. in Conference Room W064 of the Professional Licensing Agency, Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; a quorum was established.


Members Present:

Joseph R. Biggs, Ph.D., Chair

Jere Leib, Ph.D., Member

Stephen Ross, Psy. D., Member

Sharon Bowman, Ph.D., Member
Members Absent:

Raymond W. Horn, Ph.D., Vice-Chair


Staff Present:

Tasha Coleman, Board Director, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Crystal Smith, Assistant Board Director, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Gordon White, Board Counsel, Indiana Attorney General’s Office




  1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

A motion was made and seconded to adopt the Agenda, as amended.


Leib/Ross

4/0/0 Motion carried



  1. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 8, 2013 MEETING OF THE BOARD

A motion was made and seconded to adopt the Minutes from the January 11, 2013 meeting of the Board, as amended.


Bowman/Ross

4/0/0 Motion carried


A motion was made and seconded to adopt the Minutes from the March 8, 2013 meeting of the Board, as amended.
Bowman/Ross

4/0/0 Motion carried


A motion was made and seconded to approve the recommendations made at the March 8, 2013 meeting of the Board.

Bowman/Leib

4/0/0 Motion carried


  1. PROBATIONARY PERSONAL APPEARANCES



  1. George W. Berry, PhD. did personally appear before the Board as per the terms of his probationary order. Dr. Berry reported that he has relocated to Indianapolis in the last month. He has been applying for positions since his retirement and is not currently practicing psychology.




  1. PERSONAL APPEARANCES



  1. Marilyn Scott, PsyD.

Re: Post-internship experience
Dr. Scott did personally appear before the Board to discuss her post-internship where there was a discrepancy in the hours she worked as well as the fact that she did not obtain a signature from her supervisor due to his being retired. After hearing Dr. Scott’s explanation of her hours and a review of the information submitted to the board for review, the Board advised Dr. Scott to have her form C “Verification of Post-Internship” signed by Dr. Burns at Adler and resubmit it for review.


  1. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

  1. In the matter of the license of Smita Ward, Ph.D., License No.: 20041163A

Administrative Cause No.: 2013 ISPB 0001

Re: Proposed Settlement Agreement


Resolution: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Proposed Settlement Agreement, as written.
Bowman/Leib

4/0/0 Motion carried




  1. In the matter of the license of Bryan Hudson, Ph.D., License No.: 20040858A

Administrative Cause No.: 2012 ISPB 0001

Re: Notice of Proposed Default


Parties and Counsel Present:

Marisa Webb, DAG



Witnesses:

Tasha Coleman


Participating Board Members:

Joseph R. Biggs, Ph.D.

Jere Leib, Ph.D.

Stephen Ross, Psy. D.

Sharon Bowman, Ph.D.

Court Reporter:

Sherri Rutledge


Case Summary: May 12, 2012 the Board issued the Respondent’s license on probation based on a settlement agreement. Terms of the probationary order included a fine.
Resolution: A motion was made and seconded to accept the electronic motion for relief of default based on the fact that he was not aware that the motion must be made in writing via US Postal Mail. The Board does not want to give the impression that as a rule they will accept electronic motions, however, under the unique circumstances of this case they have approved the Respondent’s request.
Bowman/Leib

3/1/0 (Ross opposed) Motion carried


A motion was made and seconded to deny the respondent’s motion for relief of default and hold him in default based on the fact that he had not presented to the Board evidence of the medical conditions or financial hardship for which he has used as a basis for seeking relief.
Ross/Bowman

3/0/1 (Leib abstained) Motion carried


Based on testimony and evidence presented by the State of Indiana a motion was made and seconded to fine the Respondent an additional $500.00 to be paid within 60 days of the date of the order, in addition to the $1,600.00 to be paid upon receipt of the this order.
Bowman/Ross

4/0/0 Motion carried




  1. In the matter of the license of Anne Marie Wells, Ph.D., License No.: 20041315A

Administrative Cause No.: 2010 ISPB 0001

Re: Petition to Withdraw Probation


Parties and Counsel Present:

Marisa Webb, DAG



Witnesses:

Anne Marie Webb, Ph.D

Tasha Coleman
Participating Board Members:

Joseph R. Biggs, Ph.D.

Jere Leib, Ph.D.

Stephen Ross, Psy. D.

Sharon Bowman, Ph.D.
Court Reporter:

Sherri Rutledge


Case Summary: The Board received a complaint on February 2, 2010 regarding the Respondent’s inappropriate physical relationship with a client. In May 2010 the Board placed Respondent’s license on probation.
Resolution: A motion was made and seconded to approve Dr. Wells’ request to terminate probation based on the fact that she has fully complied with all terms of her probationary order.
Bowman/Leib

4/0/0 Motion carried


VI. APPLICATION REVIEW



  1. George Garcia

Re: Foreign Education
The Board reviewed the application of George Garcia and based on Rules 1 and 4 a motion was made and seconded to deny the application.
Bowman/Leib

4/0/0 Motion carried




  1. Marla Perry: Awakening with Buddha Meditation Psychology Seminars

Re: CE Sponsor Application
The Board reviewed the CE Sponsor application for Marla Perry. A motion was made and seconded to deny the application based on the fact that the training does not appear to relate back to advanced psychological knowledge.
Bowman/Ross

4/0/0 Motion carried




  1. OLD/NEW BUSINESS




  1. E-Meeting Participation Policy

A motion was made and seconded to adopt the electronic meeting policy as written.


Bowman/Leib

4/0/0 Motion carried


B. IPA Update: still searching for a new executive director. IPA has been discussing the advantages of PLUS, CPQ, and National Register and are waiting on additional information from the Board and ASPPB prior to moving forward.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, and having completed its duties, the meeting of the State Board of Psychology adjourned at 12:15 p.m.

_____________________________

Joseph R. Biggs, Ph.D., Chair





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