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Meeting with the Health Minister

We have formed the Australian Mental Health Alliance – which consists of RAPS, the Australian Association of Psychologists inc (AAPi) and the Australian Psychologists Facebook Group. On Thursday 5th of December two of the RAPS team along with AAPi representatives travelled to Canberra to meet with the Health Minister. The Minister is well aware of the history of the internal conflict in Psychology in Australia. He is very sympathetic…

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Do members live in a climate of fear?

In their comments and posts, RAPS is constantly begged by members not to disclose their identity. What does this say about our Society? Isn’t this an abuse of trust when members are afraid to speak up? Surely psychologists, who are highly dedicated to their profession, should expect to be able to trust their society 100%. The years of ethics training orientates them to believing their own professional organisation would never…

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Some Interesting Statistics and Facts

Compromise Figure of a Single tier that will not change Government expenditure: – Total expenditure on 50+min sessions in 2018 from 1st January to 31st October is $436,953,460.60. – The total number of sessions for that time is 4,241,448. – If we divide the total cost for tier 1 & 2 by the number of sessions completed by tier 1 & 2 we come up with a Medicare Rebate…

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Our strength is in numbers. Every psychologist needs to act before change can happen.

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the latest discussion about the actions of the new president to threaten members. It was heartening to hear everyone’s comments and the anger felt by all. Once again, the APS has underestimated the pain experienced by its members and the outrage felt towards a society whose job it was to protect and support us. We are no longer fooled…

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Incensed members write to RAPS

Since the President’s email RAPS has received numerous correspondence from irate members. Below is a post written by a concerned psychologist who has asked us to publish it anonymously due to the fear that the President’s email has incited in psychologists: All members will have recently got their first ever email from the new President. And what an email it was! No time wasted on thanking members for electing…

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Members feel shut down by recent communications

A number of members have contacted us to say they feel shut down by recent communication requesting that public discussion about the state of psychology stops. It suggests that such discussion has been disparaging and critical and legal action may be utilised if people continue to speak out. We completely agree that discussion needs to be respectful and conducted with dignity – as it has been and will continue…

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Jenny’s Formal Complaint

After Jenny found out that she came second after preferences in the Election she made a formal complaint. Jenny lodge a formal complaint about the process and request that the College Directors position be vacated until a vote can be conducted again. Grounds are as follows: Misused  members money by using APS infrastructure (email contact list) to campaign about a platform and breached the APS voting policy of campaigning…

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Voting for the special resolutions at this year’s AGM

After the casting of the proxies and voting was concluded the RAPS team had the opportunity to re-examine the proposed motions that were to be voted on the 28th of September at the AGM. It was concluded that the changes were administrative changes only to the constitution made after the Board had correctly, according to its powers changed the title of the ED to CEO. It was concluded there…

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RAPS with your support has had another victory.

We are very pleased to announce the election of Ms Kathrine (Kat) Johansen as General Director – Division of General Psychological Practice (DGPP). We now have two directors on the APS board who share our vision for a united Society and profession. RAPS always knew it was unlikely for Jenny Corran to get elected due to the new constitution the majority of members were unable to vote for her….

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Kathrine (Kat) Selmer Johansen thanks supporters

Dear supporters, Well the votes are in and I won thanks to your commitment to vote. It is with great honour that my supporters have put their trust in me to vote and win the role of General Director DGPP on the APS board of directors. I have to thank Jenny Corran for her continued dialogue over the past two years and during this very new and challenging process…

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