The promotion of high standards of practice and continuing competency and quality improvement through continuing education; the administration of a registration program; and ensuring that the public interest is protected by the administration of a quality assurance program and a discipline process.
The board consists of: five directors elected from and by registered psychologists in accordance with the by-laws; two directors appointed by the minister who are not registered psychologists who represent public interest; and the registrar of the board appointed by the board who shall not have the right to vote. The board will elect from among the directors a chairperson who will chair all meetings of the board.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Board meetings are usually held monthly and last between two and three hours. Board members may be expected to serve on a committee of the board but many of these (with the exception of the Complaints Authorization Committee) are ad hoc committees struck to serve a specific, time limited function. In addition, board members are expected to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, educational sessions and strategic planning sessions.
A member of the council shall be elected or appointed for a term of 3 years and is eligible for re-election or re-appointment, but a member shall not serve on the council for a continuous period exceeding 9 years. Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, that member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.
Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.
Members shall serve without remuneration but may be paid the amounts for travel and other expenses.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board is seeking to fill two positions to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience, and skill-set identified in the profile and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population it serves.