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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...

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...

Mandatory reporting

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) (National Law) requires practitioners, employers and education providers to report ‘notifiable conduct’, as defined in section 140, to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The primary...

Increasing access to mental health services for those in rural, remote and very remote Australia

New Medicare Telehealth Items under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative Incidence of mental (and other) health issues and inequities in service access in rural communities As is well known, mental health is a significant health issue in Australia with...

Endorsements

The Council frequently receives notifications about psychologists misusing protected titles, for example, referring to themselves as a Clinical, Forensic, Clinical Neuropsychologist or Organisational Psychologist, when they have not been endorsed as such. Under the...

Psychometrics in everyday psychological practice

Questionnaires, tests, inventories, instruments, and so forth – let’s call them “psychometric instruments”, or simply “instruments” for present purposes, can be useful when working with clients. Their use might be seen as something that differentiates us from our...

Informed consent

Obtaining consent from clients prior to providing them with psychological services is a fundamental given. ‘Informed consent’ is a procedure that involves providing clients with comprehensive information about the psychological service and gaining their agreement to...

Counselling interviews with the Psychology Council - what to expect

When complaints and notifications about a psychologist are made to the Psychology Council of New South Wales – either by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), practitioners (psychological, medical or other) or clients themselves – one of the...

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