Renewal reminders were sent out in mid-February to all holders of current (2013/2014) Annual Practising Certificates. This is the only reminder that will be sent and we remind practitioners that it is their responsibility to ensure they have renewed their APC for the 2014/2015 year before April 1, 2014. We hope that more of you will chose to renew via our website facility as it is faster, easier, and lowers our costs (and subsequently your future fees). We also encourage practitioners to use this opportunity to update and complete their information on the Register to ensure compliance with sections 140 and 141 of the HPCA Act and to assist with workforce planning.
If you will not be practising in 2014/2015, please complete the "Register Maintenance" section of the form (in hard copy or online). Many thanks in advance for your efforts to make the renewal process smooth and efficient.
Posted on 17/02/14. Updated 02/03/14.
Following a period of consultation on draft revisions (regarding storage of information in the "cloud"), the Board has approved publication of a revised Best Practice Guideline on Keeping Records of Psychological Services. Our thanks to all who provided feedback. The new guideline can be downloaded here.
On October 10, 2013 the Board announced its first major review of the Standards and Procedures for Accreditation, which were first developed in collaboration with University Heads of Department, the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, and the New Zealand Psychological Society back in 2005. The review will once again be highly collaborative, and will conclude with the publication of a revised set of standards and procedures in late May or early June 2014. The announcement (and work plan) can be viewed here. Any interested parties are welcome to make submissions or to contact us to express interest in participating in the review. The initial survey of persons directly involved with our accreditation processes is also now underway (just click on the "Consultation" tab on our homepage).
Posted on 11/10/13 Updated 10/12/13
A summary of the latest (quarterly) meeting of the Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) (18/02/14) can be downloaded here. For those unfamiliar with PPAF, the relevant Terms of Reference can also be downloaded here.
Posted on 07/03/14.