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organization to the paid professional staff. I mean, the executive director and his staff, who are very competent people and who are business people, management people -- although, interestingly enough, they have never had an executive director who was not a psychologist. His associates or assistants may be outside of the field of psychology, but the executive director's position, so far, has been reserved for a psychologist.

OK -- I don't want to give the impression that it was a terrible year or two years, or for that matter, three years. It was interesting. I tried to learn as much as I could about the inside operation of the association. I went to many of the committee meetings. I observed some of the board of professional affairs, the publication board, you know. The Association is a pretty big business. It has, what, 45,000 members? It's the second largest professional association in the country. The largest is the American Chemical Society, which has about two or three times the membership of the APA.

I expressed my opinion on issues that had come before the board. By the way, the bylaw responsibilities of the president are that he presides over the board meetings of the American Psychological Association, and he presides at the council meetings. The council is the large body with representatives from the various divisions of the APA, and I think there are 32 or 35 divisions of the APA. And they only meet twice a year. The board meets about six times a year. And the president presides over these legislative policy-making

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