|Executive Election 2019
As you know, we are looking forward to an election in 2019 for the Executive for the next two year term.
Four current members propose to accept re nomination:
Helen Kearins, Indigenous Affairs
Helen Phelan, Membership Secretary
Patricia O’Rourke, Publications
Ali Watersong, Professional Development for Ordinary Members and Socio
Rosemary, Nourse Treasurer
Ex officio, Elizabeth Synnot, Immediate Past President
Claire Guy, Deputy President and Martin Putt, Secretary, are stepping down from the Executive having served several terms.
Professional Development for Ordinary Members
The Executive, with the Conference Committee, are pleased to announce a development opportunity for Ordinary Members to complement events already happening, as a post workshop at the AANZPA Conference 2019 in Brisbane. See the conference site on the AANZPA website for details and further information.
Announcement for Australian psychodramatists: Recognition of psychodrama training in Australia
ARCAP, Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, along with AHPA, Allied Health Professional Association, require organisations, such as AANZPA, to show that our training meets the AQF, Australian Qualifications Framework, at AQF level 7 for recognition and flow on benefits of medical insurance recognition, eg. BUPA, and to make a case for Medicare recognition with the Federal Government. The Executive, the Board of Examiners and Psychodrama Australia are considering this. Psychodrama Australia is further investigating this.
Announcement to Ordinary and Associate Members of AANZPA in Australia
Any ordinary member proposing to be on the Register for Psychotherapy and Counselling should get registered before April 2020 to gain registration under the current set of criteria that were set in 2014.
From 2020, the requirement for compliance with new criteria requires AANZPA to be compliant with AQF 7, see the point above.
A further consequence is that PACFA will require AANZPA to meet the AQF 7 standard to remain a member of PACFA so they can lobby the government through the MBS, Medical Benefits Services, that 100% of their membership meet this standard and that services be provided by psychotherapists and counsellors