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Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

Update re the establishment of a scope of practice for Health Psychology

Important news: Annual Practising Certificate (APC) applications for 2018/2019

Applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice

Update re the Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill

"Consulting a Psychologist" posters (and brochures) now available in five languages

Summary of latest PPAF and PWF meetings...

 

Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The Board invites feedback on the revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision. The guidelines have been modified with particular focus on models of learning via supervision, cultural and bicultural competence, and supervision for interns/trainees. The objectives of this review are to update and increase the usefulness of the document. The revised draft guidelines can be viewed or downloaded here. Please provide any feedback by Friday, May 4th 2018 by emailing Anne Goodhead. The Board hope to finalise the guideline at their meeting in late May.

 

Update re the establishment of a scope of practice for Health Psychology

As previously reported, the Board have determined to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. Two rounds of consultation were completed to determine details of the scope (title, qualifcations, core competences, grand-parenting pathway), and the Board will be considering the feedback received in the second round at its meeting in May. An update will be provided here soon thereafter.

Updated 04/03/18.

 

Important news: Annual Practising Certificate (APC) and "Register Maintenance" (non-practising) applications for 2018/2019

APC applications for the 2018/2019 year (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019) can now be completed via the Board’s website. Practitioners who wish to apply for “Register Maintenance” status can also apply online. Please note that a short workforce survey is now part of the application process.

N.B.: If you applied to renew your APC before April 1st and were subsequently selected to undergo an audit of your CCP participation, you are deemed to hold the APC until the audit is completed and the hard copy of your APC is sent to you. Your status as an APC holder can be checked by anyone at any time via our online Register.

Intern Psychologists’ status was automatically renewed on April 1st, 2018.

Updated 01/04/18.

 

Applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice

The Board is now accepting applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice. Application forms can be downloaded here, or from the "Resources" page. More information about the application process can be viewed here.

Posted 14/02/18. Updated 18/02/18.

 

Update re the Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill

In November 2016, 8 separate Acts of Parliament were amended to enable suitably qualified health practitioners to carry out some activities that could previously only be done by medical practitioners. This work was previously known as the Health Practitioners Statutory References Bill.  

The Ministry of Health have recently updated important information on their website related to changes in health practitioner status. The updates clarify that health practitioners can only undertake statutory duties if working within their scope of practice. For more information, please see the following link: http://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministry/legislation-and-regulation/changes-health-practitioner-status.

 

"Consulting a Psychologist" posters (and brochures) now available in five languages

The Board have produced a poster to inform potential clients about the services psychologists offer, what can be expected of a psychologist, and a client's basic rights. A brief outline of the role of the Board is also provided. To view, print, or download the poster just click on the version you want:

Brochure versions of the information are also be available for order from [email protected] (subject line: Brochure). The brochures have been made available to other organisations (such as Citizen's Advice Bureaus and DHBs) that can help distribute them.

Posted 04/04/16. Updated 02/08/16

  

Summary of latest PPAF and PWF meetings

A summary of the most recent meeting (20/02/18) 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.

A summary of the most recent Psychology Workforce Forum (PWF) meeting (21/11/17) can be downloaded here.The Terms of Reference for PWF (formely known as the Psychology Workforce Group or PWG) can be downloaded here.  

Last updated on 08/01/18

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