• Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia: Maintaining high standards of practice, training and ethics in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Better Access to Mental Health Care

Social Workers and Occupational Therapists are facing the threat of being excluded from the Better Access programme for payment of health benefits from OT and SW based mental health services in April 2011. This is of great concern for our Social Work and Occupational Therapy colleagues who have trained to become psychoanalytic psychotherapists within Australia and who work in Private Practice. I am hoping that those affected by this possible outcome can be proactive in lobbying to prevent such this occurring. A few of us—Sue Davies (SW), Sally Young (SW) and I (Toni Heron, OT) are working together to look at putting forward a PPAA response to the Government proposal. We would welcome input from other social workers and OT’s in the PPAA.