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Application for appointment as a Council Directed Health Assessor

About the Council Directed Health Assessments List HPCA is seeking applications from registered health professionals to become a health assessor on the Council Directed Health Assessment List (the List). The List includes suppliers that may be engaged to assess the...

Council Membership Vacancies

Expressions of interest are invited for membership of the Psychology Council of NSW for the following vacancies: 1 Psychologist involved in tertiary education of psychologists 1 Psychologist 2 Community members 1 Lawyer The Information Package for Applications has...

Diagnosis

One of the areas of complaint to the Health Care Complaints Commission and to the Psychology Council of NSW relates to diagnosis. Formulation and diagnosis are a core part of competency development for psychologists, irrespective of training pathway. However, the DSM-5...

Observations on the role of a Community Member

All NSW residents are able to apply for appointment as a Community Member to any of the 15 Health Professional Councils in NSW. Selection is based upon experience and the needs of the particular Council. The application and selection process can take quite some time to...

Psychologists and the appropriate use of social media in the time of COVID-19

The requirement for appropriate use of social media has been recognised by the Board of every registered health profession in Australia. For psychologists, the standard of behaviour with respect to the use of social media is found in the profession’s Code of Ethics ...

COVID-19 and vaccines: Get the best advice for you and your family

You need reliable, evidence-based information to be able to make good choices about your healthcare. But in a climate thick with commentary about COVID-19 and vaccines, how do you sort fact from fiction? A joint statement from Ahpra and the National Boards, the Health...

2018/19 Annual Report

The 2018/19 Annual Report of the Psychology Council of NSW is now available. The 2018/19 Annual Report is structured in three parts: Part 1 Information that is common across all Councils, including the responsibilities of Councils, governance, compliance and data...

Privacy exemption for Council to look at case notes

The Psychology Council of NSW (the Council) is a statutory authority whose functions include dealing with complaints and health and performance notifications about psychologists in relation to incidents occurring in NSW. The Council collects and retains information...

President’s reflection on his term of office

The end of June 2018 signifies the end of a very interesting and exciting period in my three-year appointment as President of the Psychology Council of NSW. Dealing with a host of complaints and difficult, complex decisions with significant ramifications for individual...

Changes to the NSW CTP scheme

Following extensive review and collaboration between stakeholders, the NSW Government has introduced new Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Green Slip reforms. The purposes of these are many, but predominantly focus on the need to improve support for those injured on NSW...

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