New Zealand  Psychologists Board   Presentation to the NZPsS Conference  Queenstown  23 August 2011
Board member update <ul><li>Now just eight members: six psychologists and two lay members. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally appo...
Current Board members Dr Ian Miller (Chair) Wellington Dr Monique Faleafa (Deputy Chair) Auckland Mrs Beverley Burns Hamil...
Current structure   Minister of Health BOARD Audit, Finance and Risk Committee Secretariat Accreditation Committee Part 2 ...
Major activities (Governance) <ul><li>At the Board level, our emphasis is on linking with stakeholders and ‘owners’.  </li...
Major activities <ul><li>At each Board meeting, we make a strategic effort to meet with a different stakeholder group. </l...
Major activities <ul><li>The Board continue to develop and publish best practice guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision...
Major activities <ul><li>Other best practice guidelines are currently being developed: </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines on Psy...
Quality Improvement  <ul><li>The Board is audited annually by an agent of the Office of the Auditor General. </li></ul><ul...
Pathways to vocational  scopes <ul><li>In November 2010 the Board reaffirmed that eligibility for a vocational scope is de...
Reduced ‘Disciplinary Levy’ <ul><li>The Board were very pleased to be able to substantially reduce (from $456 to $305) the...
Other activities <ul><li>Informing and improving our practice as a regulatory authority: </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with t...
Other activities <ul><li>Meetings with North American and European regulators (ASPPB, CLEAR). </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings a...
HWNZ proposals <ul><li>HWNZ recently proposed that: </li></ul><ul><li>All HPCA Regulatory Authorities (RAs) be fully amalg...
HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Board believe that: </li></ul><ul><li>the profession has a very real interest in defining and p...
HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Ministry has also signalled that: </li></ul><ul><li>They want to work with Boards to improve wo...
HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Ministry have since softened their stance, and the HRANZ authorities are now developing plans f...
The Board’s Secretariat
Registration growth New Registrants 08/09 09/10 10/11 Trainee Psychologists 12 2 2 Intern Psychologists 88 117 104 Psychol...
APC growth APC Holders at 31 March 2009 2010 2011 Psychologist 777 797 810 Clinical Psychologist 1097 1126 1172 Counsellin...
Major activities (Operational) <ul><li>New website.  </li></ul><ul><li>CCP improvements. </li></ul><ul><li>New Annual Repo...
Major activities <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Ten courses of study and one training scheme have been assessed, ...
Major activities <ul><li>Continuing Competence Programme </li></ul><ul><li>You should have completed your third annual rev...
Other activities <ul><li>Family Court Practice Note review </li></ul><ul><li>Revisions made in collaboration with Principa...
Complaints overview (10/11) <ul><li>28 new complaints were received. </li></ul><ul><li>49 distinct complaints managed. </l...
Complaints in 2010/2011 Setting Number of complaints % of new cases Private Practice 5 18 Family Court 10 36 ACC 5 18 DHB ...
Lessons learned in 10/11 <ul><li>19 of 28 complaints related to an assessment or report completed for an employer or anoth...
Fitness update   <ul><li>We are still getting very few referrals. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hesitate! Call and discuss any c...
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul><ul><li>(and  Go the All Blacks! ) </li></ul>
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  1. 1. New Zealand Psychologists Board Presentation to the NZPsS Conference Queenstown 23 August 2011
  2. 2. Board member update <ul><li>Now just eight members: six psychologists and two lay members. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally appointed by the Minister of Health for a three-year term, with possible reappointments. [Maximum of nine (six?) consecutive years] </li></ul><ul><li>Two vacancies under consideration by the Minister. Likely just one appointment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current Board members Dr Ian Miller (Chair) Wellington Dr Monique Faleafa (Deputy Chair) Auckland Mrs Beverley Burns Hamilton Mrs Beverley Clark (Lay member) Wanaka Ms Ann Connell Wellington Dr David Stephens (Lay member) Hamilton (Plus two vacancies)
  4. 4. Current structure Minister of Health BOARD Audit, Finance and Risk Committee Secretariat Accreditation Committee Part 2 Committee Parts 3 and 4 Committee Chief Executive/Registrar 3 Board members 3 External members 3 Secretariat members 2 Expert Advisors 3 Secretariat members 3 Board members 3 Secretariat members Admin Assistant Deputy Registrar - Registration Office Manager Psychology Advisor Professional Standards Coordinator 3 Board members
  5. 5. Major activities (Governance) <ul><li>At the Board level, our emphasis is on linking with stakeholders and ‘owners’. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes quarterly meetings with the “Psychology Profession Advisory Forum”: NZCCP, NZPsS, and Heads of Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Translation of the Code of Ethics. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Major activities <ul><li>At each Board meeting, we make a strategic effort to meet with a different stakeholder group. </li></ul><ul><li>Recent emphasis has been on workforce issues (HWNZ) and I/O Psychologists (NZPsS Institute of I/O Psychology). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Major activities <ul><li>The Board continue to develop and publish best practice guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision Guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines on Unprofessional Behaviour and its Management in the Workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>What to do when you have Concerns about another Psychologist. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Records of Psychological Services. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Major activities <ul><li>Other best practice guidelines are currently being developed: </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines on Psychology Services Delivered via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>The Use of Psychometrics. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quality Improvement <ul><li>The Board is audited annually by an agent of the Office of the Auditor General. </li></ul><ul><li>The unqualified Audit Report issued in August 2011 indicates that the Board continues to be in very good shape from an internal control perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board’s Annual Report to the Minister is mailed to all current registrants and is on the Board’s website. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pathways to vocational scopes <ul><li>In November 2010 the Board reaffirmed that eligibility for a vocational scope is determined by holding the prescribed qualifications (or equivalent). </li></ul><ul><li>The possibility of university-based bridging programmes is being explored, but at this point seems unlikely. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reduced ‘Disciplinary Levy’ <ul><li>The Board were very pleased to be able to substantially reduce (from $456 to $305) the Disciplinary Levy for 2011/2012 as a direct result of less discipline related activity in 2010/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>A further reduction is quite likely next year, if discipline activity levels remain low. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Other activities <ul><li>Informing and improving our practice as a regulatory authority: </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with the Psychology Board of Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Australia’s regulatory reforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the 4 th International Congress on Licensure, Certification, and Credentialing of Psychologists (Sydney) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other activities <ul><li>Meetings with North American and European regulators (ASPPB, CLEAR). </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings and undertaking joint projects with other HPCA Boards (HRANZ). </li></ul>
  14. 14. HWNZ proposals <ul><li>HWNZ recently proposed that: </li></ul><ul><li>All HPCA Regulatory Authorities (RAs) be fully amalgamated; or </li></ul><ul><li>All RA secretariats be amalgamated; and </li></ul><ul><li>All Boards be reduced to ~7 members. </li></ul>
  15. 15. HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Board believe that: </li></ul><ul><li>the profession has a very real interest in defining and protecting its (self) regulation at predictable and minimised cost. </li></ul><ul><li>we ought to preserve professional identification and standards.   </li></ul><ul><li>the Ministry cannot hope to emulate the excellent work currently being done. </li></ul>
  16. 16. HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Ministry has also signalled that: </li></ul><ul><li>They want to work with Boards to improve workforce information/data collection. ( This may require a change in legislation to allow the Board to collect more information about psychologists). </li></ul>
  17. 17. HWNZ proposals <ul><li>The Ministry have since softened their stance, and the HRANZ authorities are now developing plans for improving efficiencies, sharing services where possible, and otherwise reducing costs. </li></ul><ul><li>This must not, however, undermine our primary purpose – protecting the public. </li></ul><ul><li>Work is also underway on proposals to deliver a robust workforce dataset. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Board’s Secretariat
  19. 19. Registration growth New Registrants 08/09 09/10 10/11 Trainee Psychologists 12 2 2 Intern Psychologists 88 117 104 Psychologist s 41 36 31 Clinical Psychologists 48 25 41 Counselling Psychologists - - 2 Educational Psychologists 22 10 6 Total 210 190 186
  20. 20. APC growth APC Holders at 31 March 2009 2010 2011 Psychologist 777 797 810 Clinical Psychologist 1097 1126 1172 Counselling Psychologist - ? 9 Educational Psychologist 168 179 184 Intern Psychologist 128 180 (199) Trainee Psychologist 6 11 5 Total 2176 2293 (2379)
  21. 21. Major activities (Operational) <ul><li>New website. </li></ul><ul><li>CCP improvements. </li></ul><ul><li>New Annual Report template. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing submissions to HWNZ. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Major activities <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Ten courses of study and one training scheme have been assessed, with seven more in process. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board has so far accredited all that have been assessed, but for varying periods and some with conditions. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Major activities <ul><li>Continuing Competence Programme </li></ul><ul><li>You should have completed your third annual review. </li></ul><ul><li>Audits were recently completed (20%+, but Christchurch practitioners excluded). </li></ul><ul><li>The Psychology Advisor or the Registrar are happy to provide advice/coaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Check our website for detailed information. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Other activities <ul><li>Family Court Practice Note review </li></ul><ul><li>Revisions made in collaboration with Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board is satisfied that our shared approach is fair, reasonable, and lawful. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Complaints overview (10/11) <ul><li>28 new complaints were received. </li></ul><ul><li>49 distinct complaints managed. </li></ul><ul><li>5 practitioners with two complaints. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 21 complaints considered, 1 was sent to a PCC, 1 to a Competence Review, and 19 were ‘NFA’. </li></ul><ul><li>0 HPDT hearings . </li></ul>
  26. 26. Complaints in 2010/2011 Setting Number of complaints % of new cases Private Practice 5 18 Family Court 10 36 ACC 5 18 DHB 0 0 Dept of Corrections 3 11 CYFS 1 4 Other 4 14
  27. 27. Lessons learned in 10/11 <ul><li>19 of 28 complaints related to an assessment or report completed for an employer or another organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Although only 1 was sent to a PCC, practitioners should be very careful and clear when completing third-party reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing concern re practising beyond limits of competence. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Fitness update <ul><li>We are still getting very few referrals. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hesitate! Call and discuss any concerns you may have. See guideline. </li></ul><ul><li>The process is supportive and minimally intrusive. </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from practitioners has been largely positive. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul><ul><li>(and Go the All Blacks! ) </li></ul>

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