*CONSULTATION NOW UNDERWAY* As previously advised, the Psychologists Board has been working with the other 15 Regulatory Authorities (RAs) to explore options for a shared secretariat. The RAs continue to progress the matter and are currently considering a detailed proposal. As promised, the Psychologists Board is now consulting its major stakeholders (e.g., practitioners) in regard to the options now on the table. The consultation document can be downloaded here, and hard copies are being sent to all registered practitioners with the June newsletter. The deadline for responses is July 31. We ask that all stakeholders take the time to review the document, consider the Board's thinking, and provide us with feedback. The potential consequences of the decisions to be made are immense, and it is crucial that we be able to accurately gauge support.
For more information please contact the Board Chairperson (Ann Connell) or Chief Executive (Steve Osborne).
Posted on 02/06/13. Updated 17/06/13.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and the Norwegian Psychological Association are hosting the 5th ICLCCP in Stockholm on 7 – 9 July. This “invitation only” event will see NZ well represented by Jhan Gavala (NZPB Board Member), Steve Osborne (NZPB CEO/Registrar), Anne Goodhead (NZPB Psychology Advisor) and Moana Waitoki (NZPsS NSCBI). Steve will be serving as one of the Congress facilitators.
This event will be the start of a multi‐year project involving a wide range of participants representing a broad range of psychology organizations from around the world. The goal of this effort is to promote the development of “a global agreement on identifying the benchmark competencies that define professional psychology”. The foundation documents can be viewed here.
Ultimately, the project will try to identify “the common standards that frame core competencies which reflect the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that define professional psychology around the world”, and “the essential common denominators across various fields of applied psychology in terms of foundational and functional competencies”.
An update will be posted on the Board’s website after the Congress.
Posted on 16/06/13.
As previously advised, the draft guidelines on "Maintaining professionalism when using social media networking" have been published for consultation. The Board recently decided to publish a revised draft, and to extend the deadline for feedback to 9 August 2013. The revised draft can be downloaded here.
Posted on 04/06/13.
Thanks to the generosity of some of last year's audited psychologists, the Board has placed six exemplars of satisfactory CCP records on our website. They can be downloaded from either the CCP page or the Resources page. We hope that practitioners will find them useful, but won't feel that they have to replicate them exactly to pass an audit. As you will see in these exemplars, the key is to simply and succinctly document completion of all six steps of the CCP (see the CCP brochure as well).
Posted on 22/11/12.
The Board is attempting to develop an accurate record of Board Members since 1982. We have prepared a DRAFT record (click here to download) and would greatly appreciate any assistance folk can offer to fill in the gaps and/or correct any mistakes. Please take a few moments to review the draft and to email us with any suggested changes.
Posted on 29/11/12.
A summary of the latest (quarterly) meeting of the Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) can be downloaded here. For those unfamiliar with PPAF, the relevant Terms of Reference can also be downloaded here.
Posted on 07/06/13.