Dear Colleagues, We have received a number of correspondence expressing your concerns with regards to the mediation process. As you know we are mediating in good faith with the APS. So please have faith in our three representatives who are working hard to get a fair and equitable outcome for all psychologists. They have agreed … Continue reading RAPS reps assure supporters about the mediation
Member: "Thanks for your continued advocacy RAPS – you have the courage and power to give us all hope for a better outcome!" Member: "Call me cynical but this sounds like a repeat performance. I encourage you to continue with the spill as an agreement may be reached with the APS, but when it comes to … Continue reading Comments on the Mediation
When the APS approached RAPS a few weeks ago for a mediation session, RAPS decided to give them a chance. We were prepared to listen and see what they had to propose. Last Friday (18/8) three RAPS representatives met with the President, Mr Anthony Cichello, Executive Director, Prof. Lyn Littlefield and Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney … Continue reading RAPS agrees to APS mediation
Hi RAPS supporters, We want to start a new poll and would like to get your feedback on the suggestion below. You can also make your own suggestions for the topic. Q. Should we have a Senate Inquiry into the waste of public health funds caused by the higher clinical rebate? Yes, I think we … Continue reading New RAPS poll?
"Sixteen former CPA leaders demand emergency meeting" On July 13 the AFR reported that sixteen past state and national leaders of the CPA - the nation's biggest accounting association - have described the board's decision to withhold a list of member email addresses as "tantamount to deliberate obstruction". The APS has also refused to provide … Continue reading Where are the former APS leaders?
For the record: It is OK to speak your mind. Don’t be afraid to speak out. We live in a liberal democracy and can stand up for our rights without fear of reprisal by the powers-that-be. Several members have been reported to various bodies as a punishment for speaking up openly against the injustice and unscientific biases … Continue reading Member beats the rap for supporting RAPS
All psychologists should be able to use evidence based therapies - not just Focused Psychological Strategies. Reform APS has been asked to explain in more detail its key policies to clarify any misunderstanding that supporters may have. However, this is the beginning of the discussion and we welcome your comments. The One Tier system Many … Continue reading One Tier, Many Colleges
Reform APS has received a leak about a proposal presented to the Division of General Practicing Psychologists (DGPP) in 2014/15. The paper appears to be a proposal for a College for General Psychologists first considered in 2014 but was never proceeded with by the division. This is the paper below: Proposal for General Practicing Psychologist College This paper is … Continue reading Why didn’t the GenPsy College go ahead?
On our previous post, RAPS reported that Andrew Chua was studying to be a clinical psychologist. In fact, this is not true. RAPS regrets any error it makes. Here is Andrew's reply to a previous comment: “I can say again unequivocally I am not attempting to be endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist. As you are … Continue reading Apology to Andrew
Have you tried looking for the Division of General Practicing Psychologists (DGPP) on the APS website? It's almost impossible to find. Like its members, the DGPP lacks recognition, visibility and status in the APS. It may as well not exist! Despite this Division representing more than half the APS membership, its barely visible on the website - … Continue reading DGPP – the Cinderella of the APS?