Member: “Stating (they were going to create more bridging courses) isn’t going to be good enough. I need to see them materialise. They have been promised for years. They also need to be accessible. I can’t afford to take a year off work to do yet another course.”
Member:“I would welcome doing a bridging course. But as I have been a psychologist for nearly 30 years and in private practice for about 20 I would be made to go back and do placements to get my clinical hours. I’ve calculated that I have approx 250,000 clinical hours now. It doesn’t really make sense.”
Member:”I have been a registered psychologist since 1990 and a continuous APS Member since 1992 via rigorous 4+2+2 (“clinical “experience in my area of employment). I was not struck off the membership list BUT I have been devalued in many other ways!!!! Perhaps not renewing my membership meets their hidden agenda?? I will renew my membership! It is our APS. It is not the ACPS.
Member: “I was curious to find out what the ruling is for not for profit organisations like the APS in charging increasingly higher fees for memberships and now in advocating /influencing gov for fee generating certification training programs for non endorsed registered psychologists (in meeting area of endorsement requirements).”
Member: “WOW! What an excellent and outstanding history and achievements. If it wasn’t for Cichello’s “scurrilous” email I never would have known about RAPS. Of course, the first thing I wanted to do was find out all about the “scurrilous” psychologists Cichello was complaining about. I’m so glad that I did find out about RAPS and have been able to support RAPS in its fight against clinical dominance of our society. So thank you Cichello, for without your email so many psychologists never would have known about RAPS”
Member: “The desperation in the actions of those pushing the clinical barrow was confusing to me as I could not understand their agenda. Then I twigged. Their agenda must be to eliminate all 4+2 trained psychologists from the workforce. Your article confirms my suspicions. Now it all makes sense, but what a frightening prospect! And how unfair to the public.”