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Reactions to the APS Medicare MBS Submission

RAPS had asked people to write to the Australian Psychological Society and to politicians about the APS August 2018 ‘presentation’ submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Reference Group. Here are some of the responses we have received to that request, there are many more! The APS CEO Frances Mirabelli is replying to members concerns by calling what was an actual “Submission” only a “Proposal”.

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Professor Mark Andersen joins Reform APS clinical psychologists

Professor Mark Andersen is a Sports and Exercise and Clinical Psychologist. He did a post hoc analysis of the Pirkis et al (2011) Better Access Evaluation that Dr Clive Jones has often informed us of. Mark Andersen has now decided to speak out more publicly denouncing the two-tier Medicare rebate system for which he sees no evidence both in research and by observation of practitioner performance.

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Critique of APS Mental Health Services Framework

RAPS member writes to Frances Mirabelli APS CEO with a critique focused on the concept and implementation of the APS Mental Health Framework. Also asking a question of when the retiring CEO will actually retire and what is the estimated cost to members of paying for two CEO’s?

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Two Election Candidates Who Can Help

Two candidates for the upcoming APS 2018 Elections who can help steer the wayward APS Board toward representing ALL members and to deliver upon important constitutional objects which are being denied or misconstrued as something else. Two candidates who can also help to add transparent and collaborative processes to the Society.

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It’s Hit the Media! Many Tears for the APS Board?

Yesterday, 20th August 2018, The Australian Independent Media Network published an article claiming the Australian Psychological Society has betrayed it’s membership. Many psychologists agree with this article and are demanding affirmative action from a most non-transparent Board with a long history of not responding to the individual and collective concerns of the greater membership.

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RAPS Responds to the APS MBS Review Submission

Reform APS responds to the Australian Psychological Society’s recent submission to the Medicare Benefits Review Process. There has been a huge outcry among psychologists all over Australia at the submission. Not only were psychologists not consulted by the APS, most are insulted by the submission which represents, at best, a small minority agenda.

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