“I was reading again the revised proposal for access to Medicare rebates made by Littlefield, Stokes and Giese in 2006.
“Categories of clinical psychologists applying for eligibility” (page 3).
There are 3 categories of “clinical psychologists” eligible for Medicare rebates, according to the document:
• APS College of Clinical Psychologists members
“These applicants will be automatically eligible and the assessment process will be very straightforward”.
Other APS College members and other Master / Doctorate degree graduates who “will need their application endorsed by two clinical psychologists who are members of the APS College of Clinical Psychology”
Four-year psychology degree graduates who have completed the two-year supervised experience required for registration as a psychologist.
For them to be eligible 4 criteria were to be met, including:
Criterion 2: “demonstrate 5 years experience in a mental health setting post-registration including 1000 hours under supervision by a clinical psychologist” and
Criterion 4: “will need their application endorsed by two clinical psychologists who are members of the APS College of Clinical Psychology”
Do we need further evidence of how Littlefield & Co. were bracing themselves to take full control of our society? They were preparing the terrain for clinical psychologists, no better than non-clinical psychologists, to be fully in charge of who will have access to Medicare rebates.”
Proudly non-clinical psychologist