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The responsibilities of supervisors

Supervisors play a key role in the training and assessment of the psychological competencies required to become a registered psychologist. The fact that only supervisors approved by the Psychology Board of Australia who have completed training in competency-based...

Reflections on his appointment

In the early 1990s I was invited to join a working committee of the then NSW Psychologists Registration Board. The committee had been charged with the task of writing a Code of Ethics for the Board. My academic appointment at the University of Newcastle was in the...

Musings on a six year term on the Psychology Council of NSW

My six years on Council (two appointed terms of three years) will conclude on 30 June 2018 – providing an opportunity to reflect on the role of Council and changes in our profession over this period of time. When first appointed in 2012 as an Australian Psychological...

The Pitfalls of Private Practice

The Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative has dramatically expanded the availability of evidence-based psychological services. It has also led to an exponential increase in the number of psychologists working in private practice and, for the Psychology Council...

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...
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