Practitioner

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...

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...

Access to information

We are required to make certain information available and respond to requests for information. This means that information will generally be released unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. From 1 July 2010 the Government Information (Public...

I have to attend drug or alcohol screening

Some practitioners need to attend screening for drug and/or alcohol use. This page explains the process and provides the policies, procedures and practical information these practitioners will need.

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...

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