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The Sad facts of Psychology in Australia since 2006

Based on no evidence the board of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the peak professional body, presented a formal submission to the then Health, Minister Tony Abbott in 2006, recommending that only clinical psychologists receive Medicare rebate. It will come as no surprise that the Society’s executive had been dominated by members of the College of Clinical Psychology since 2001. The APS submission led to the now famous two-tier…

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APS Member Elated by the Sydney Morning Herald Article

I am very happy that this embarrassing situation has been made so public now. The arguments put forward by the APS in favour of Clinical College members is insulting and candidly devaluing to the value of the work that I do. At least one third of my to one half of my caseload are financially disadvantaged clients who have “complex” and “severe” mental health issues. I see these cases…

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A RAPS supportor has asked that we publish his letter with regards to APS MBS Expert Committee

APS MBS Expert Committee – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representative Dear Louise, Thank you for your invitation to apply for the above representative position. I refer to the copy of a very convincing and salient post on the RAPS website and, accordingly, I respectfully decline your invitation. In the light of this post the APS has lost much, if not all, credibility. At best, I would be wasting…

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The Fierce Debate in Psychology that RAPS Has Been Involved in for over Two Years has Hit the Media!

The Fierce Debate that RAPS Has Been Involved in for over Two Years has again Hit the Media! 9 January 2019 The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article titled: “Medicare review of psychologists derailed by professional stoush”. You can access the SMH article here. RAPS urges all psychologists to be more active. If you agree with the RAPS’ concerns this is the time to be active and have…

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