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Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 3 of the Psychologists Act, 2005

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

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.

Structure:

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.

Competency Profile:

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:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • General understanding of/experience in professional self-regulation
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

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.

Term:

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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Bartlett, Ms. BarbaraPublic Interest MemberMinisterial2019-02-042022-02-03
Penwell, Mr. Charles Public Interest MemberMinisterial2019-02-042022-02-03

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