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.
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.
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
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
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – October 2018
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – August 2018
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – June 2018
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – March 2018
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – February 2018
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – November 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – September 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – July 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – April 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – February 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – January 2017
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – December 2016
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – October 2016
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – September 2016
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – August 2016
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – Issue 2
- Psychologists’ Newsletter – Issue 1
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|Lianne||Anderson||Tauranga||Bay of Plenty|
|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|
|Nicole||Skipper||Mt Eden||Ministry of Education|
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