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 State Affairs Committee

Chair: Mark S. Nagy
June 1, 2011
2011 Goals for the State Affairs Committee
1.   Have two SIOP Officers attend the Association if State and Provincial Boards annual 2011 meeting.
         - these officers could include the President-Elect, the Porfolio Officer responsible for State Affairs, and the State Affairs Chair
2.   Repeat the 2006 SIOP Survey questions pertaining to licensing to the 2011 SIOP Survey.
         - these questions include the following:
            *   Do you consider yourself a psychologist?
            *   Are you a licensed psychologist?
            *  To what extent did your graduate program adequately prepare you to meet licensing requirements?
            *   Could individuals and/or their employer organizations potentially be harmed in any way (e.g., experience financial or emotional distress) if someone without advanced training in I-O psychology tried to do your work? [note: this question is slightly modified from the 2006 version]
            *   Over the last 12 months, in how many states – other than your home state – have you practiced for more than 60 days?
            *   In how many states have you applied for a license and been rejected?
            *   If licensing requirements were more appropriate for I-O psychologists, would you apply to be licensed?
3.   Add questions to the 2011 SIOP Survey.
         - these questions include:
            *   Do you have a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification?
            *   [If the answer to the previous question is “No”] Do you intend to take the PHR certification exam in the next 18 months?
            *   Do you have a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification?
            *   [If the answer to the previous question is “no”] Do you intend to take the SPHR certification exam in the next 18 months?
4.   Learn about the National Association of School Psychologists licensing model by speaking to experts in that area.
         - I will write a short paper detailing the knowledge I have gained and explore the utility of adopting some or all of their approaches to the licensing of I-O psychologists.
5.   Create a geographical database of licensed psychologists to assist those who want to get licensed.
         - this database will be available to SIOP members via the SIOP website.
6.   Update links on the SIOP website to State and Provincial Boards.
         - as there are a total of 62 state and provincial boards, these links will be updated in alphabetical order as they appear on the website at a rate of 16 per quarter
7.   Reconstitute the committee membership.
         - first, explore if previous board members are still interested in serving.
         - then, staff vacant positions with new members.
8.   Continue to scan the environment in relation to license requirements and issues.
9.   Continue to collect sunset information on licensing laws for all state and provinces.
10. Communicate state developments and licensure issues to members.
11. Speak to Ronald Ross, Executive Director for the State Board of Ohio, about a new law, which will, after 2017, will require a pre-doctoral internship for psychology licensure.
         - Currently, if enrolled in a program before June 6, 2009 and if graduated before April 6, 2017, the student qualifies for licensure under the old law (which requires the 2 years of experience, one of which must be post-doc and both years may be post-doc).
12. Write one article for TIP.
         - topic likely to be on School Psychology licensing model or summary of my conversation with Ronald Ross and its implications for I-O licensure.
13. Submit a panel discussion for the 2012 SIOP conference.
         - topic to be determined.