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Concerned Psychologists Write to HODSPA

A group of concerned psychologists has written to the Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Association (HODSPA) regarding the two-tiered Medicare rebate issue and its impact on the availability of psychology postgraduate programs. HODSPA’s purpose is to represent the discipline of psychology in universities in Australia and includes; • providing advice and leadership in secondary and higher education and research in the discipline of psychology; • promoting the…

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APS Advisory Council Meeting Agenda

The inaugural meeting of the APS Advisory Council will be held this weekend (19th-20th May). You can download the Agenda for Day 1 and Day 2 here. Please Note: You will have to click the Read More button below to display an “Active” download link for the agenda document.

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Will the DGPP Have a Facebook Group?

An email sent to Anthony Cichello, President of the APS and four other Directors on Monday 14th May. Dear Anthony Cichello I notice that the APS Clinical College has their own Facebook Group. I, and indeed many other APS generalist psychologists I have spoken with, would like a DGPP Facebook Group. Additionally, as the group would be for the DGPP, we would consider it most appropriate if this became…

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Sending Letters and Submissions

Please share the instructions below on any social media sites e.g., Facebook, you have. How to Send a Letter or Submission from the RAPS website. It’s easy, you don’t have to write the letter, it’s prewritten. Letters: You can send a single letter or multiple letters. Single Letter Go Here Fill in Name, Email, Address From the Send To drop down menu select the politician you want to send…

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Where Have You Gone?

Over the last few months we keep hearing, somewhere in the dark back corridors of our minds, a repetitive whispering of the words of a song. It began slowly but now recurs with almost alarming regularity as it rises from the deep subjugated recesses of our now disturbed angst. The words are slightly different to the well known song, we keep hearing: Where have you gone, Joe Gagliano Our…

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More About Subscriptions

There still seems to be some confusion around this. If you want to be subscribed to the Blog to receive an instant notification when a new Post has been made or when a new comment has been made within any particular Post then you need to make a comment yourself.  To do this please use the following process. Scroll down to the bottom of any Blog post and click…

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Writing to the APS Board

RAPS has been given a few tips about writing to unresponsive boards by several people who have been instrumental in either successful board spills or in the resignation of directors. First point is to always ask for a reply, so for example ending the email/letter with: “I await your urgent response” This may seem a little mundane, however we have been advised that if board members aren’t specifically asked…

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Subscribing to the new Blog and to be Notified of Comments

Due to an oversight the web developers did not migrate information of subscribers to the old Blog across to this Blog, or for people who had subscribed to receive notifications of comments within a particular post.  This means you will need to subscribe again to receive notifications.  The options: To subscribe to the Blog so you will receive notifications of new posts, and To subscribe to be notified of…

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Agenda Items for the APS Advisory Council

The latest APS Matters bulletin (19th April 2018) calls for agenda items for the new Advisory Council meeting which advises the APS Board. Items for the meeting of the Advisory Council of the APS can be emailed to AdvisoryCouncil@psychology.org.au This is an opportunity for you to voice your discontent with the clinical leadership of the Society over the past 18 years that has acted unilaterally for the interests of…

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Website Welcome

We are proud to announce our new website which we encourage everyone to explore and enjoy. While the development of this website has been motivated by the serious challenges confronting psychologists in Australia, it is inspired by the prospect of encouraging a shared vision in the renewal of our profession and a platform to collaborate towards our shared goals. Restoration of equity to our profession requires the collective effort…

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