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 development of the discipline’s education, practice, and
knowledge generation;
• promoting quality standards in education, research, research training, and
knowledge transfer;
• providing leadership in the development of policy in psychology work,
workforce, and practice; and
• providing leadership in accreditation for professional practice.

As HODSPA’s scope of practice includes ‘providing leadership in the development of policy in psychology work, workforce, and practice’ it is a key stakeholder within the psychology profession that can work to change the two-tiered Medicare rebate system.

You can download the concerned psychologists letter -> Here

If you would like to write to HODSPA about your concerns with the two-tiered system, its impact to the psychology profession, and how it has personally affected you, please use the contact details listed below. For more information visit their website at http://www.hodspa.org.au

HODSPA Contacts

Executive Officer:
Professor Nigel W. Bond, FASSA
Emeritus Professor
University of Western Sydney
NSW 2751
Email: eo@hodspa.org.au

Chair:
Professor Stephen P. Kent
Head of School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University
VIC 3083
Tel: +61 3 9479 2798
Email: chair@hodspa.org.au

Deputy Chair:
Professor Renata Meuter
Head of School of Psychology and Counselling
Queensland University of Technology
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
Tel: +61 7 3138 4641
Fax: +61 7 3138 0500
Email: deputychair@hodspa.org.au

Secretary:
Professor Julie Ann Pooley
Associate Dean within the School of Arts and Humanities
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup WA 6027
Tel: +61 8 6304 5591
Fax: +61 8 6304 5834
Email: secretary@hodspa.org.au

Treasurer:
Associate Professor Karena J. Burke
Head of Department of Psychology & Public Health
CQ University Australia
Rockhampton North QLD 4702
Tel: +61 7 4923 2147
Email: treasurer@hodspa.org.au