The Australian Psychological Society (APS) believes that documenting standards of psychological practice is of considerable benefit to psychologists in private practice. Such standards provide a basis for public and government confidence in the professionalism of psychologists but also assist self-employed psychologists in implementing processes that form good practice.
The APS has developed an online self-assessment instrument to help psychologists evaluate and manage their professional practice standardsThe PPMS Self-Assessment Tool - Version 2 is applicable to psychologists working in group or solo private practice, and from a broad range of practice endorsement areas and practice environments.
Six standard areas have been identified to promote quality assurance within professional practices:
- Standard Area 1: Provision of Services
- Standard Area 2: Rights, Responsibilities and Safety
- Standard Area 3: Management of Client Information
- Standard Area 4: Quality Assurance and Continuing Education
- Standard Area 5: Business and Personnel Management
- Standard Area 6: The Practice Environment
The six standard areas are accompanied by descriptions of sixteen standards, each with unique performance indicators to allow you to identify areas in which you can improve the management of your private practice.
Duration of enrolment
The course duration is 6 months from the date of your course registration.
What do you need to access this CPD?
Click here to view the technical requirements for accessingthe self-assessment.
The APS Institute recommends that persons considering the online self-assessment should read its eLearning FAQs.