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Dr Clive Jones Writes to the APS Board

Letter for distribution to the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) Board of Directors, APS Branch Committee Members, APS College Committee Members and the broader membership Dear Colleagues, This letter communicates a concern I would like to have tabled at the respective meetings of the APS National Board, APS Branch Committee Meetings and APS state and national College Committee meetings and the broader membership. In the October 2017 Edition of InPsych…

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Member Responds to Invitation to Subscribe to Clinical Psychologist Journal

I just want to share my reply to the email received inviting subscription to the ‘Latest Practice and Research in Clinical Psychology’ journal – Clinical Psychologist (see ‘offer’ below my reply). Good evening Thank you for your email offer. Pray tell though, why on earth would I want to pay money for a journal, as fascinating as it looks, that relates to an area of psychology I am apparently…

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Expressions of Interest: Two APS Non-Executive Board Directors

It is an extremely welcome and positive step that the APS has advertised two Board positions for non-executive directors working in general psychological practice. The Division of General Practice has approximately 13,000 members and constitutes about 57% of the APS membership. Obviously, such a large proportion of the membership should be adequately represented on the Board. Mr Joseph Gagliano is already on the Board and when the proposed non-executive…

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Blog Moderation and New Website

As many of you have probably noticed our moderation has changed recently, in particular since the recent AGM which heralded the emergence of a new RAPS team.  The moderation is still in a slightly experimental stage.  We have been encouraging people to stick to topic and be respectful of others.  Some posts contain a mix and, on that basis, have been let through, others containing a mix haven’t.  You…

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Some musings on the ‘Clinical’

What’s in a name? I am a psychologist, but I do not, and cannot, label myself as a ‘clinical psychologist’. However… I am sometimes referred to as a Clinician. I have spent nearly two decades of my life working in a Clinic, where my Clinical judgment was offered to clients and discussed amongst my peers in Clinical supervision. My highest qualification is called a Clinical Doctorate. The etymology of…

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RAPS Update

RAPS has been very busy behind the scenes in the last two weeks. The new team, together with already existing team members, has been developing a statement of what RAPS is and aligning our purposes with this statement. This is a time consuming and complex exercise. We don’t want to rush it as we consider it a vital task for us and our supporters. When we have finished, we…

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Follow Our Leader

It is important that all APS members read the latest article from Mr Anthony Cichello in InPsych. It is especially important for the hundreds of APS members who are supporters of the Reform APS groups (RAPS). It is unpleasant to read the article partly because a significant proportion has a regrettably self-congratulatory and self-approbationary tone. APS members are assured by Mr Cichello that the Board has acted “sincerely, diligently,…

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Members frustrated by lack of healthy dialogue with APS executive

An example of the long history many APS members have had in trying to establish healthy collaborative dialogue with the APS executive. By Clive Jones PhD MAPS Attached is a letter I sent to the APS Executive Director Prof Lyn Littlefield on 6th April 2006. It is a clear example of the way in which the APS executive seems to disengage from the proper address of legitimate concerns raised by…

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