HPCA |Psychology
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Psychology Council
of New South Wales
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Our Council is made up of eight members, including psychologists, a legal member and community representatives.

We manage complaints about the clinical care and treatment, professional behaviour or health of registered psychologists and students in NSW.

We manage complaints about the conduct, performance and health of registered health practitioners and students in NSW.

The Council regularly publishes electronic newsletters to communicate useful infromation, resources and updates to NSW psychologists. 

Our website can provide you with more information about the assessment and management of a complaint. You can also contact us.

Our role We protect public health and safety by ensuring that psychologists in NSW maintain high professional standards.
Psychology Council of NSW
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The Psychology Council of NSW (the Council) is a statutory authority whose functions include dealing with complaints and health and performance...
We frequently receive complaints from individuals who have requested from their current or prior treating psychologist access to their client record...
Supervisors play a key role in the training and assessment of the psychological competencies required to become a registered psychologist. The fact...
The Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative has dramatically expanded the availability of evidence-based psychological services. It has also...
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) (National Law) requires practitioners, employers and education providers to report ‘notifiable...
New Medicare Telehealth Items under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative Incidence of mental (and other) health issues and inequities...
The Council frequently receives notifications about psychologists misusing protected titles, for example, referring to themselves as a Clinical,...
Questionnaires, tests, inventories, instruments, and so forth – let’s call them “psychometric instruments”, or simply “instruments” for present...
Obtaining consent from clients prior to providing them with psychological services is a fundamental given. ‘Informed consent’ is a procedure that...
The 2016/17 Annual Report of the Psychology Council is now available. The 2016/17 Annual Report is structured in three parts: Part 1 Information that...
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.