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December Update From the RAPS Team

RAPS Update You haven’t heard a lot from us recently. This is because we are still very busy setting up structures, writing documents, planning etc. The work, at this stage, seems endless. Our new web site is scheduled to be launched at the end of February. We will migrate our existing blog to the new site but it will be organised in a more user friendly way. The rest…

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Another Watershed Moment of the Two-Tier System

ANOTHER WATERSHED MOMENT: A Primary Health Network (PHN) Ostracises Psychologists Who Are Not Clinically Endorsed Time to wake up, unite, and facilitate change! By Clive Jones PhD MAPS INTRODUCTION A colleague from the RAPS blogsite, going under the pseudonym of Concerned Psychologist, has drawn attention to a new development in the ever-growing divide between the clinical psychologist and the ‘generalist’ psychologist. The new development is outlined below and relates…

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RAPS Response to Accreditation in Safety and Healthcare

RAPS have sent the following response on the Accreditation and Safety Issues to the APS board directors: Ros Knight – Tim Carey – Joseph Gagliano – Deborah Wilmoth – Aaron Frost. We are awaiting their response. The link to the relevant consultation paper on patient safety and quality improvement in primary care, published by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is here. Quality and Safety…

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RAPS Public Statement

Reform APS  United Profession – Freedom of Practice – Equity for the Public  Organisational Vision A landscape: in which Psychologists equally value each other, where all psychologists are recognised as equals by the wider system, and that delivers equity to the public. Strategic Objectives – The Seven Pillars To Uphold and Support: The integrity of our diversity The quality of our service The depth and complexity of our experience…

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Training Supported by RAPS

RAPS supports diversity in psychology, including training.  We will, as such training opportunities become available, inform you about them. The following information is about two workshops that RAPS believes are valid, effective, and provide very useful additions to clinical practice for all psychologists working therapeutically.  We are pleased to be able to support these workshops and urge all interested parties to read  the information below and follow the links…

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