The ANPA is the peak professional naturopathy association run by naturopaths for naturopaths in Australia. Established in 1975, we are a democratic association that has the longest track record of supporting and representing naturopaths across Australia. We are actively engaged in representing issues that affect naturopaths at a national, state and international level. ANPA members comply with the highest standards of naturopathic practice. We continually strive to educate the public, other health professionals and the media about our profession. more
‘Tis membership renewal season and we have been extremely busy in the ANPA office. Thank you once again for supporting the ANPA.
We were without our administrator, Linda Mandelt, for a few weeks. She underwent surgery and is now back and on the mend. While Linda was away, we welcomed two new admin team members, Thalia Livanos and Magdalene Nowakowski. Both are naturopathy students with significant administrative skills from previous careers. We are transforming the admin procedures in the office to a team approach. Thank you to Maria, our treasurer, for continuing to play a significant role in this transition. A team approach allows for holidays or illness while maintaining continuity.
Our database is also being reassessed. Keeping track of members’ data, health insurance lists, event tracking and numerous other functions are core business for the ANPA. This database assessment in relation to our present and future needs will define a roadmap for present and future growth. I will keep you posted on these developments.
A very serious priority is the increasing workload in the ANPA office.We must find a way to cover more than 16 paid hours each week.I am appealing to every ANPA member to participate in a campaign and sign up new ANPA members this financial year.Participating will benefit you. There will be a reward for the member that signs up the most new members. Make sure the applicant includes your name and membership number on their application form. They must specify you as the referring member. If all ANPA members participate, we can easily reach our ANPA office target of 30 hours each week.
There are many opportunities to network and identify new ANPA members throughout the year. These include educational seminars and students observing in your clinic. When you have prospective new members in mind, send their contact details to the office and we will gladly follow up and answer any queries.
ANPA brochures are in the mail together with your receipt for renewing
this year. Remember, ANPA has a variety of categories for membership:
- New graduate naturopath members – special pro-rata rates available.
- Student membership.
- Secondary membership – for those who are primary members elsewhere but still want to support us.
- Associate members – including other health professionals who support our efforts.
Together, making this project a priority means it can become a reality.More members translates to more revenue, and more revenue means many more benefits for you.
I have been invited to participate in the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Bachelor of Naturopathy program at Endeavour College. This is an honour and very good news. ANPA is now included in the future direction of education of the largest provider of naturopathic education. There are other associations also being represented around the table. Now, we are there too!
Let’s keep the light of naturopathy burning bright.
Yours in good health.
Editor, ANPA President
FROM THE OFFICE
First Aid and Professional Indemnity certificates must be provided to the office as they are renewed. Reminders from the office are programmed months in advance of expiry dates to assist you.
CPE documentation is now available as either a hardcopy or an online version. To access the online version go to the CPE page on the ANPA website. There are new categories offering additional options for accruing your 20 minimum points per year. This new form will be sent out in a hard copy as well with the receipt for your membership renewal.
On 1 May 2013, the Natural Therapies Review Panel met in Canberra for a day of presentations. There were 26 presentations in 15-minute slots throughout the day, which comprised of highlights from the full submissions. Each presenter was allocated 10 minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions from the review panel. Some presentations were via teleconference.
Feature on different types of professions in the health industry including the career of a naturopath. In particular, the story is about the job itself; what it entails, what qualifications are needed and what an average day might include. The article also explains the difference between a naturopath and a herbalist.
(awaiting publication - a copy is requested and placed on the ANPA website once published)
PR – MINDD CONFERENCE
17th – 20th May 2013 – Sydney
Brenda Rogers – ANPA member
I set off early on Saturday morning for the Mindd Conference. I found our designated spot and went about setting up the ANPA stand. I was positioned between a practitioner education stand run by Brendan Penwarden and the Natural Health Society stand supported by a lovely elderly couple on the other. Traffic started to flow through the exhibitor area at about 8am. It was consistent but not overwhelming. I had several enquiries from students as well as experienced practitioners about the ANPA. I do believe our exposure there was important. It was an opportunity to raise the profile of our association. I did note that no other associations were present. I sat in on a couple of lectures and found the information to be of a high standard and very interesting. There is a definite interest in all things Paleo! Overall it was a valuable and enjoyable day.
Ed note: From this PR outreach and our approach to distance consultations, we are signing up a new member. Thank you and well done, Brenda!
Margaret Nolan – Chapter Coordinator
Homeopathic Facial Analysis – Sunday 26 May 2013
Presenter – Grant Bentley
A group of naturopaths, homoeopaths and students listened attentively as Grant Bentley shared his approach to healing. He has developed a system of Homeopathic Facial Analysis to determine the dominant miasm present in the client. He explained that a miasm is the body’s way of responding to an imbalance of energy. This approach devised by Grant is based on the work of the homoeopaths of the past such as Allen, Boericke and Hahnemann.
Naturopathic Fundamentals Clinical Training Series with Dr Nirala Jacobi.
Seminar One: Naturopathic Assessment and Treatment of Digestive Disorders
The ANPA is very pleased to announce that our member, Nirala Jacobi, is again offering her seminar series, starting in Brisbane on 17 August 2013. This workshop is a must for members and potential members wanting to brush-up on the GIT. The seminar includes a revision of physical exam skills for this body system. Members are asking for seminars that are content driven rather than product driven, and we have listened.
Shanna Choudhary, Project Manager, Government Relations & Industry Development, CHC
The ANPA has been invited to join the campaign for the statutory registration of naturopaths and western herbal medicine practitioners. We have been working on this campaign for a number of years but accept and support the CHC’s efforts.
The CHC is the peak Australian industry body committed to a thriving and sustainable complementary medicines and healthcare products industry. They believe in a holistic healthcare model based on the prevention of illness, long-term community wellness and consumer choice.
Kathy Penev, ANPA member, was accused of breaching the Health Practitioners Act 2005. Her first court case was held on 26 March 2012 at the County Court in Melbourne. She lost this case and bravely decided to appeal. On 8 November 2012, the case was heard in Supreme Court. On 27 March 2013, the Honorable Justice Emerton handed down her decision in the case (Judicial Review) Kathleen Penev v County Court v Debra Gillick (Chinese Medicine Board).
Justice Emerton's findings stated that Kathleen Penev did not breach the Health Practitioners Act 2005, but that the County Court and the Chinese Medicine Board (CMB) had in fact misconstrued the Health Practitioners Act.
As the Natural Therapies Review was conducted in Canberra, the ABC interviewed Ana Lamaro from the Australian Homeopathic Association. As many ANPA members use homoeopathy, this was an important piece of media coverage. To access the interview,Click Here
Please Note: the interview is at the very end of the MP3 file.
Sign Up 1st July 2013
Angela Doolan, Chair ARONAH
This is a historical moment for naturopathy and western herbal medicine in Australia. The Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists will be open for practitioners to sign up and become members on the 1st of July. The ARONAH is the first independent regulatory body to establish national standards of education and practice for the professions of naturopathy and western herbal medicine. The standards and guidelines have been modelled on those set for other registered health professions regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority. The standards and guidelines have been drafted by the ARONAH subcommittees and then modified after extensive consultation with all stakeholders to reflect the unique skills and professional attributes of Australian naturopaths and western herbalists.
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