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21 November 2007

Sudanese refugee statements hurt community
Psychologists are concerned that recent public statements relating to the integration of Sudanese refugees in Australia have had a significant impact upon the local African community.

National Psychology Week: 11 - 17 November 2007

Psychologists are available for interview on the following topics. Please call Elaine Grant on 0412 683 068 to coordinate an interview.

Tackling climate change starts with breaking bad habits

13 November 2007
Deep-seated bad habits may be limiting our water and energy saving potential, according to a leading Australian environmental psychologist.

Finding a psychologist now an easy task

13 November 2007
Psychologists can help with a variety of everyday problems, such as stress and relationship troubles, but taking the step to find a psychologist can be perceived to be the hardest hurdle.

One in five plan to never leave work: survey

12 November 2007
One in five baby boomers plan to never leave paid work, according to a new survey released today s part of National Psychology Week.

Survey reveals fresh attitude to getting older

12 November 2007
A new survey of over 1,500 Australians released today, reveals that more than 60 per cent of people are looking forward to getting older and 76 per cent of respondents value the contribution of Australia’s ageing population.

National Psychology Week: Key Media Opportunities

9 November 2007
A positive outlook on life is one of the themes of National Psychology Week, 11 – 17 November 2007, during which psychologists throughout Australia will showcase the ways that psychology can make a difference to the quality of people’s lives.

 

29 October 2007

More psychologists needed in the bush
The Australian Psychological Society has supported the call for improved health services in rural Australia in the hope that the psychological needs of rural communities will be met.  
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8 October 2007

Psychological assistance for children with autism 
The Australian Psychological Society has today commended an Australian Government package that will increase access to early diagnosis and early intervention for children with autism. 
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2 October 2007

Protecting girls from sexualisation in the media 
The Australian Psychological Society has today released a tip sheet designed to help parents deal with the increasing sexualisation of girls in the media.
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42nd APS Annual Conference

25 - 29 September 2007

Cyber bullying, excessive exercise, drink spiking and environmental psychology – these are some of the research topics being explored at this week’s Australian Psychological Society national conference in Brisbane.

These are some of the issues being explored at the 42nd APS Annual Conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 25 - 29 September 2007. For more information, please visit: http://www.apsconference.com.au/Default.aspx.

Psychologists are available for interview on the following topics. Please call Elaine Grant on 0412 683 068 to coordinate an interview.

Study confirms girls are victims of cyber bullying
A preliminary study of 518 female students aged 11 to 19 has found 14 per cent were cyber bullied this year.

Exercising to excess bad for health
A psychological study of gym-goers has found 23 per cent of respondents exercised at excessive levels.

Study reveals motivations for drink spiking
A nationwide study into drink spiking found 43 per cent of drink spikers had added alcoholic shots or substances to beverages ‘for fun’.

Psychology can help tackle climate change, says expert
Environmental psychology looks at the relationships between people and the natural and man-made environment, and can play a vital role in helping to tackle climate change and its impacts, according to an industry expert.

  

7 September 2007

Art opens door for indigenous psychology students
An exhibition of artwork by leading Aboriginal artists will be held in Brisbane from 23 – 30 September with proceeds going directly to support indigenous psychology students.
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6 August 2007

Australian psychologists reject claims of high gap fees
The Australian Psychological Society rejects recent allegations that psychologists are charging high out of pocket fees for Medicare services    
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30 July 2007

Psychologist Medicare initiative hits the spot!
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has hailed the federal government’s Medicare rebate scheme for psychological services as an outstanding success in all aspects, including increased provision of psychological services in regional and rural Australia at an affordable cost.    
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27 July 2007

The Australian Psychological Society calls for trauma support resources for indigenous communities
Psychologists at the Australian Psychological Society are offering their support to indigenous people suffering from a significant gap in services, such as counselling and support for primary and secondary abuse victims in remote communities. The recent exposure of abuse problems within indigenous communities has raised awareness of the significant support required.   
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13 July 2007

Federal Government intervention in NT Indigenous communities misguided
The Government’s attention to the urgency of the problems of child abuse, violence, poverty and demoralisation that exist in many Northern Territory Indigenous communities is welcome, however child-safe and child-friendly communities must be built on a basis of partnership and trust with those most affected, rather than on an interventionist short-term approach.
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7th Industrial & Organisational Psychology Conference and 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Work and Organisational Psychology

28 June 2007

Having best friends at work is distracting, yet rude co-workers can be detrimental to employee engagement. Australian businesses are also being warned about white-collar crime, and alcohol and drug use in the workplace.

These are some of the issues being explored at the Australian Psychological Society Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP) Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 28 June to 1 July. For more information, please visit: http://www.iopconference.com.au/.

Psychologists are available for interview on the following topics. Please call Elaine Grant on 0412 683 068 to coordinate an interview.

Bad manners detrimental to employee productivity
Rude and undermining co-workers, managers or leaders can negatively impact employee engagement and productivity, a study has confirmed.

Australian businesses at risk of white-collar crime, says expert
White-collar crime costs billions of dollars each year and it is imperative Australian businesses know how to prevent it, according to psychologist, David Curnow.

Best friends distracting at work, study finds
A study into workplace relationships has found having a close friend at work can be a major distraction.

Battling alcohol use in the workplace
Three million working days are lost in Australia each year due to alcohol and drug related issues, according to a leading industry expert.

 

1 June 2007

Support crucial for athletes with drug problems
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is concerned about the recent shift in government policy and public discourse on illicit drugs from harm minimisation to zero tolerance. This change goes against the weight of expert advice and scientific evidence.  
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30 May 2007

Psychologists call for recognition of indigenous trauma
Australian psychologists are calling for a rethink of the causes of indigenous Australians' health and social problems and recognition that they are largely the result of a history of widespread trauma.
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29 May 2007

Working together to treat mental health
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) have signed a memorandum of understanding which focuses on working together to develop programs aimed at promoting mental health and the welfare of people with mental health concerns.   
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29 May 2007

Health psychologists can assist in beating diabetes  
The Australian Government has recently pledged up to $200 million to support the prevention and management of diabetes in the Australian population, recognising the serious health cost of this often lifestyle induced disease.
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15 May 2007

Bullying – what can parents do?
Bullying is when a person deliberately and repeatedly hurts someone else. The hurt can be physical or emotional. Bullying includes hitting, pushing, name calling, leaving people out and teasing. If anyone feels scared or hurt when they are with someone, they may be being bullied.  
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23 March 2007

Psychologists' group welcomes support for drug treatment
The Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) Psychology and Substance Use Interest Group today welcomed the acknowledgement by Prime Minister John Howard of the value of alcohol and other drug treatment services.

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15 March 2007

Understanding and managing ADHD in children
As concerns arise regarding the increasing trend to prescribe drugs for children and adolescents who display evidence of ADHD, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is urging General Practitioners and parents to consider the benefits of psychological assessment and intervention.
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20 February 2007

Psychological treatment can help treat lifestyle diseases
A recent South Australian study has revealed the disturbing news that almost half of the males in their study age between 35 to 80, were overweight and another 31 per cent obese, along with other alarming figures regarding the high incidence of diabetes, asthma, heart disease, arthritis and cancer, all of which can be related to lifestyle factors which can influence the severity of the disease and complicate the outcome.
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6 February 2007

New school year brings anxiety for many students
The beginning of a new school year is full of mixed emotions for students, from excitement through to fear and overwhelming anxiety.
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See also Media Release archive:  2006 2005