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How to Complain about the ACPA Submission to SIRA

Firstly …. This Blog is in the public domain.  One of the strengths of what the Clinicals are doing and have done is that they do it secretly, therefore there is no strong counter lobby.  So, we hear, after a decision has been made and implemented, that e.g. Centrelink require assessments for DSP’s only from Clinical Psychologists.  We are then in a much weaker position of having to convince…

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A Reaction to the ACPA Submission to SIRA on WorkCover Fees

We recently read the Australian Clinical Psychology Association’s (ACPA) submission to the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) on WorkCover (Psychology and Counselling Fees) order 2018 that attempts to raise up “Clinical Psychology” at the expense of “General Psychology” and Psychology in General. ACPA has embedded lies about all other psychologists in an important submission, in a transparent attempt to subliminally undermine the status of “general psychologists”. It’s not…

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What Happens When ‘You’ Talk With Colleagues?

Discussion with colleague: “Have you read the latest issues about the Primary Health Network limiting work to Clinical Psychologists?” Reply: “No I haven’t read the RAPS website, I’m too busy to read the blog, and to read the emails from RAPS”. Totally agreed. Most non-clinical psychologists are very busy. Non-clinical psychologists need to work 30% harder than Clinical psychologists just to earn a similar income. However, non-clinical psychologists who…

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Discussion Paper – The Looming Loss of Diversity Within Psychology in Australia

This Discussion Paper was received anonymously by RAPS. However on receiving it we recognized that it could contribute to the important debate of which RAPS seeks to be a part. We are pleased to know that others in the psychology profession are recognizing the serious issues of concern for us all in the profession. Hence our desire to offer this Discussion paper to the wider profession through RAPS. When…

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Important Article from the British Psychological Society

RAPS have received, anonymously, an article from The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology.  This important article expresses many of our concerns about the practice of Psychology in Australia. The Power Threat Meaning Framework – ‘Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis’. We suggest to every psychologist in Australia to download this important…

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