Psychology in the Public Sector

IGPPS ā€“ May update

IGPPS ā€“ May update

 

Hello, and welcome to the IGPPS update for May 2017. Our May meeting was on Friday 19th May, and we had a very busy agenda thanks to a number of earlier actions and feedback from the recent APS Interest Group Convenor meeting.

As I mentioned in the April update, we are commencing work on an online resource for Public Sector Psychologists in relation to supervision. We are looking for interested members to join a working group to help develop this resource and identify key references, contacts and resources. Expressions of Interest can be sent to me at drclareramsden@gmail.com.

We also discussed the use of social media to create networks for psychologists working in the public sector, and in the next few months will be putting out a call for Expressions of Interest for members to join a working group to help develop social media tools. If you think you might be interested, or know someone who would be, then again Iā€™d love to hear from you.

The APS Interest Group Convenors meeting was held on Friday 12th May, and was a fantastic opportunity to hear from other IGs about how they manage communications, networking and events, as well as receive an update on broader APS matters from the Executive Director and President. We discussed some options to create more links with other IGs of a similar focus, to better facilitate representation, engagement and resources.

Finally, please continue to remind your colleagues about this interest group and to circulate these updates if you have colleagues who might be interested. We have a membership option for non-APS members (https://aps-forms.formstack.com/forms/ig_app_form), and membership renewal is a great time to join an Interest Group or two.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday 16th June; if you have anything you would like to add to our agenda or any comments on this update, please let me know.

Kind regards,

 

Clare Ramsden

Convenor, Interest Group for Psychology in the Public Sector