DCP Exec response to BPS strategic plan 2015-2020
Submitted by Helen Barnett on Mon, 14/04/2014 - 15:55
Section 1 – What should our Society aim to achieve in the future?
The Society needs a clear long term vision for applied sychology and develop stronger structures to support its development.
It need to be less risk adverse and be more externally focussed. It should be the organisation that both local and central government go to for advice and policy development and take on to new roles in the accreditation of psychology and psychological therapy services. We need a higher media and political profile. It needs to have a much stronger focus on people who use psychology services and include them in the Societies work. We would strongly support a public interest approach similar to the one taken by the Australian Psychology Society.
"The role of the Australian Psychology Society Public Interest team is to take a proactive approach to issues where psychology can make a contribution to public debate and policy in the interests of community wellbeing and social justice. We are developing materials (position statements, submissions, tip sheets, media releases etc.) in a range of areas to assist the APS to speak authoritatively on matters of public concern, in ways that can be readily understood by decision-makers, the media, and the general public."
Making a difference
Setting standards around training
Influencing wider society