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Psychologists

Psychologists’ Division of APEX The Psychologists’ Division of APEX represents psychologists working in District Health Boards as well as educational psychologists working for the Ministry of Education. In District Health Boards our members work in a diversity of settings including: Community and outpatient mental health, Inpatient and forensic mental health units, Physical health (i.e. oncology, […]

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Psychologists’ Division of APEX

The Psychologists’ Division of APEX represents psychologists working in District Health Boards as well as educational psychologists working for the Ministry of Education.

In District Health Boards our members work in a diversity of settings including:

  • Community and outpatient mental health,
  • Inpatient and forensic mental health units,
  • Physical health (i.e. oncology, spinal, diabetes),
  • Child and adolescent mental health,
  • Rural mental health services,
  • Addiction services,
  • Older persons health,
  • Intellectual disabilities.

Within the Ministry of Education psychologists work within schools to identify and treat the various behavioural, learning and developmental difficulties children may have.

Expert representation

APEX provides expert representation and assistance to psychologists who have employment problems related to their conditions of work or professional issues. Get in touch with your delegate for employment issues in the first instance.

Collective bargaining

All members working for District Health Boards are on our Multi-Employer Collective Agreement. The MECA allows us to bargain directly with the employer specifically around the issues that matter to our profession. The last round of bargaining secured over $1 million worth of Continuing Professional Development funds each year for our members.

You can check out the terms of the current collective agreement by clicking the MECA file below.

A voice for the profession

Psychologists face a number of opportunities and challenges including growing demand for their services and increased recognition of the importance of talking therapies in both physical health and educational settings. However resourcing of the profession is failing to keep up with demand for psychological services; we invite you to have a look through our newsletters to see what we are focused on at the moment.

Psychological Society Communications with Government

Read the NZ Psychological Society’s briefing to the incoming Minister of Education, and their Letter to Chris Hipkins regarding the shortage of educational psychologists.

Lakes DHB Psychology Report

The Mental Health and Addictions Services of the Lakes District Health Board commissioned a review to consider ways of improving the organisation, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of the delivery of psychological services by psychologists and other staff members at Lakes DHB. Read the report.

Retaining the Psychology Workforce

From the information provided by 634 psychologists, in November 2017, the Psychology Workforce Group have published a preliminary analysis of the reasons psychologists are leaving their positions and strategies for retention, particularly for the health workforce. Read the analysis here.

APEX Submission to Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Newsletters

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Delegates

First Name Surname Location Employer
Gudrun Court Auckland Auckland
Iris Fontanilla Auckland Auckland
Oloff Arnold Whakatane Bay of Plenty
Lianne Anderson Tauranga Bay of Plenty
Annmaree Kingi Christchurch Canterbury
Anna Chesney CAF Canterbury
Peter Robertson Kenepuru Capital & Coast
Chris Murray Counties Manukau Counties Manukau
Simon Waigth Counties Manukau Counties Manukau
Jeanique Willemse Hawke’s Bay Hawke’s Bay
Rewa Murphy Hutt Hutt Valley
Jessie Gwynne Hutt Hutt Valley
Amber Barry Palmerston North MidCentral
Jodi Field Palmerston North MidCentral
Nicole Skipper Mt Eden Ministry of Education
Janneke Van Rooijen Napier Ministry of Education
Joanne Marshall Wellington Ministry of Education
Clare Barczak Mt Eden Ministry of Education
James Morgan Porirua Ministry of Education
Stacey Stuart Hamilton Ministry of Education
Johan Laven-Butler Rotorua Lakes
Ellen Duckworth Taupo Lakes
Deb Lee Nelson Nelson Marlborough
Siaan Nathan Whangarei Northland
Diante Fuchs Whangarei Northland
Sonja Jorissen Gisborne Tairawhiti
Rajan Gupta (Division President) North Shore Waitemata
Emma Edwards Waitemata Waitemata
Dayna Cooper Marinoto North Waitemata
James Brennan North Adult CMHC Waitemata
Dryden Badenoch Whanganui Whanganui
Nick Arnott-Steel Masterton Wairarapa