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APS – Free Student Membership

Free student membership is currently being offered by the Australian Psychological Society, a RAPS supporter is concerned about this development. The APS replies to a RAPS supporter’s email about guidelines for diagnosis of Autism under the NDIS.

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Judy Hyde: More than 50% of Clinical Psychologists are Unqualified in Clinical Psychology!

Judy Hyde’s submission to the Federal Department of Industry states that many clinical psychologists don’t have qualifications in clinical psychology. The ACPA September 2017 submission to the MBS Review Task-force makes the usual denigrating claims about all psychologists without clinical endorsement that we have come to expect from the ACPA. The Australian Psychological Society maintains their silence about the claims made by the ACPA.

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MBS Review Submissions Closing Soon

The Mental Health Services Reference Group is in the final stages of establishment and will have their first meeting in the coming month. Submissions about the mental health Medicare items for psychologists need to be sent ASAP to ensure they are considered by the reference group.

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Centrelink Impairment Table 5

A new Government document reveals the APS was consulted in reaching the determination that diagnoses of mental health conditions for DSP purposes must be provided by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist.

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A supporter emails RAPS

RAPS has received an email from a supporter concerned about the new NDIS guidelines on the diagnosis of Autism. The new guidelines state that only clinical psychologists are able to diagnose Autism and that a diagnosis made by any other endorsed or generalist psychologist will not be accepted.

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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.

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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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