Menu

Time for a decision

This weekend, we expect the APS board to discuss the policy pertaining to Medicare  rebates. The APS has claimed that it advocated for a one-tier policy. We have some doubts about that, but if so, our Board of Directors must return to this stated policy and enact it. The society’s membership is seriously divided and extremely disquieted, with solid and logical reason. We must work to reunify our fragmented…

Read More

Is it time to take this into public forums?

Up to now, the infighting within the APS does not appear to have been newsworthy. The Spill motion is! They always are. The APS needs to be exposed to the naked glare of an independent media as to why, the custodians of mental health in Australia, are at open warfare over the clinicals rebate grab and why this has lasted for 10 years without evidence to support it. The…

Read More

RAPS gets 100 signatures for the Spill!

Dear RAPSters, We have achieved the impossible of collecting 100 signatures in just six days to support a Notice of Intention to move a Resolution to Remove all the Directors of the APS Board – just in time for their meeting this weekend. We thank all those people who rallied to the call and showed their sincere dedication to bring real change to the society. For RAPS, a board…

Read More

Stop the Clinical Faction – Spill the Board

RAPS has been asked why we want to Spill the board. For some, it has come out of the blue and is a bit of a shock. A Board spill resolution is appropriate for a situation where shareholders (or members) get so fed up that they take a position that the existing directors of a company should be replaced by

Read More

Registered psychologists should be specialists in Medicare too

It looks like GPs have faced similar problems to psychologists – except that GPs have been clever enough to gain specialist registration in Medicare! RAPS believes registered psychologists should get specialist registration too. In the Huffington Post, as a medical student and junior doctor in hospital training, Dr Penny Wilson was often asked this question by her friends, senior doctors and well-meaning patients. It really grated on her, that one little word:…

Read More

Report for the President on RAPS Poll

Dear Mr Cichello, We are sending you and the other members of the APS board the results of the RAPS poll for your consideration. The RAPS poll has attracted more than 1,300 responses in just three weeks, with over 1,000 members indicating they would consider leaving the APS. This is almost twice the number of responses received by the Clinical College survey (700) late last year. The rapid response was…

Read More

MORE THAN JUST A MEDICARE REBATE AT STAKE

I know of so many non-clinical psychologists who are standing on the side-lines waiting to see what happens and hoping that everyone else will magically bring about a change that will ensure that all psychologists will receive equal representation by the APS and receive equal recognition and a fair and equitable Medicare rebate. But what they don’t realise is that this is not all that’s at stake anymore. What…

Read More

Why should only Clinical Psychs get Specialist Registration?

A RAPSter’s comment this week prompted us to revisit the leak from the Clinical College that RAPS received in late February. The leak was in an email sent by the Chair, Ros Knight, updating members on the Specialist Registration for clinical psychologists, amongst other things. Ros states: “This issue is with the PsyBA currently. Members are welcome to send further documentation in support of specialist title to the PsyBA direct, or via the committee…

Read More

Stop the Clinical Faction – Spill the Board!

A message from Joe, one of RAPS supporters, says it all! Hello you RapSTARS, Negotiating time is over, as 10 years is a long time to wait to start a (going nowhere) discussion. We have tried doing it nicely – asking for support. We have demanded action and support. NO to taking care of non-clinicals. Radical change is necessary – and if non-clinicals are a majority, then is it…

Read More

Comments about the Spill so far!

“As an APS member for 20+ years but I have never bothered to vote. I support spill and will cast my first vote for a more democratic APS If anyone on the northern side of Sydney wanting to sign this or discuss? – please call on 0405 902 486″ 2. “I am happy to be one of the 100 to sign ” 3. “Interesting to get your email.  I was…

Read More