“Just a short note to tell you that all the clinicals have been told to vote and are sending proxy’s; the generalists out there need to be aware that there is a strong organised campaign against them.”
“That some are intimidated by and scared of retribution from their own professional body tells you all you need to know about the APS and the need for change. Please add my name to the ‘out’ list and use the above comment as you wish (including attribution if you wish). Bruce Jenkins, Registered Psychologist
“I guess the APS is responsible that such a biased memo to members – dressed up as an official invitation to vote – is promoting the Yes vote. Its undemocratic. The AEC should be hired to oversee this. Its an abuse of our membership fees to lobby in the guise of an announcement. They should write a balanced neutral invitation to vote and a brief No and Yes blurb; to demonstrate a proper democratic vote.”
Renewal Of APS Membership Fees 2017: “I have decided (like many others I suspect) that I am not renewing my APS membership fees until I see the outcome of vote on June 2.”
I resent very deeply the path taken by the APS who have ensured that I am now regarded as lesser skilled and not able to provided psychotherapy to my client base. The new governance model does nothing to change this. Your email is an absolute disgrace, it’s gutless to not stand up for what is right, and what does it say about the chair of a college, that has been so wronged, who goes along with what it?
What you should been have been doing is offering you data base to the RAPS team so that they may have some chance of getting up and doing what you clearly have failed to do.”