December 2009

InPsych December 2009 cover

Cover feature: Psychological and disability

Article 1: What do psychologists need to know about working with people with disability?
Associate Professor Keith R. McVilly

Article 2: Reducing restrictive interventions and improving quality of life: An important role for psychologists
Dr Lynne Webber MAPS, Kylie Saunders

Article 3: Supports, empowerment and self-direction: The emerging paradigm in the disability sector
Samuel Arnold and Dr Vivienne Riches

Article 4: How psychologists can assist parents of children with a disability
Annie Cantwell-Bartl

Article 5: Guidelines for interventions that reduce the need for restrictive practices in the disability sector
Harry Lovelock 

APS members only

President's note
On being strategic

Executive Director's report 
National Psychology Board proposes substantial changes to
registration requirements

Special article

Impressive evaluation results lead to significant expansion of KidsMatter

Public interest 

‘Psychology and the National Curriculum’ – 2009 APS Annual Oration
presented by Professor Barry McGaw

2009 National Psychology Week research project: The psychological impact of the economic downturn

APS/Monash project showcased at China’s anniversary celebrations

Education and training

Greetings from the Top End at the end of the 44th APS Annual Conference

On defining competence in the training of Australian psychologists


Professional practice 

Legal matters: Writing psychological reports for the courts

APS public sector and non-government organisations employment intentions survey

Membership news 

Introducing the new APS Fellows

Member participation in the 2009 Board of Directors election

October 2009

Cover of InPsych October 2009 

Cover feature: Psychological perspectives on homelessness

Article 1: How psychologists can help to end homelessness
Professor Marybeth Shinn

Article 2: Homelessness and adolescent offenders: The impact of peer influence and life skills 
Emma Thompson

Article 3: Health services for the homeless: A need for flexible, person-centred and multidisciplinary services that focus on engagement 
Dr Tracey Weiland and Dr Gaye Moore

Article 4: A psychological service within a homeless men’s shelter 
Stephen Edwards

Article 5: APS Roundtable on Homelessness 

Public interest 

The vital link between human rights and wellbeing: APS response to the National Human Rights Consultation

Ongoing support for Victorian bushfire survivors 

APS members only

President's note
Massive forces for change in Australian health care 

Executive Director's report 
Insights from the American and Canadian Psychological Associations  

Education and training

APS survey of members working in academic settings

Keynote and invited speakers for ICAP 2010 in Melbourne announced

Australian postgraduate market demand 2010: What our domestic students want
Dr Jeff Patrick


Professional practice 

Legal matters: Giving evidence as a psychologist in court

Save Our Psychs! Tasmanian industrial campaign for school psychologists

Preparation of neuropsychological reports for guardianship tribunals

Interdisciplinary networks embraced by psychologists to improve consumer care
Tanya Reardon

Membership news 

Results of the Board of Directors election 2009

Report from the APS 2009 AGM

– Emeritus Professor George Singer Hon FAPS
– Emeritus Professor Alastair Heron FAPS

June 2009

InPsych June 2009 cover

Special report: Future directions for Australian psychology education and training

Prepared by Professor Lyn Littlefield, Jill Giese and Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen 

(APS members only) 

Article 1: Future directions for Australian psychology education and training

Article 2: Evolution of reforms to Australian psychology training 

Article 3: Examination of current dual pathways of psychology training 

Article 4: Development of a national psychology examination 
Associate Professor Brin Grenyer

Article 5: Proposed new model of psychology education and training 

Public interest 

APS responds to mental health needs following the Victorian bushfires 

Interviews with recipients of the APS Grant for Intercultural Projects

APS members only

President's note
A double-edged sword for psychology 

Executive Director's report 
Diversity over division  

Education and training

APS trains health coaches for the China Happy Life Club 

Private practice observational placements for postgraduate psychology students: A potential professional opportunity?
Dr Martin Baker, Beth Williams and Dr Keong Yap

Important changes to the APS Professional Development Program

Professional practice 

Legal matters: Legal aspects of contracting arrangements

Supporting psychologists to provide services under the Helping Children with Autism package 

KidsMatter national expansion: a partnership between education and health

Membership news 

APS College membership – denote your specialty before national registration

Interest Group awards recipients 2008


April 2009

InPsych April 2009 cover

Special report: Recovery after trauma:
The aftermath of the Victorian bushfires

Professor Bob Montgomery   

Article 1: The impact of natural disasters on mental health
Professor Richard Bryant

Article 2: Psychological support and treatment for victims of Victoria’s bushfires
Associate Professor David Forbes and Professor Mark Creamer

Article 3: Community impact of disaster and community recovery
Dr Rob Gordon

Article 4: The crucial role of psychological preparedness for disasters
Associate Professor Joseph Reser and Dr Shirley Morrissey

Article 5: Shedding light on the unfathomable: The psychology of
firesetting in the wake of Victoria’s bushfires

Professor James Ogloff

APS contribution to the bushfire disaster recovery

Public interest 

Psychologists’ experiences in disaster responses

APS members only

Executive Director's report 
APS provides recommendations for reform of primary health care  

Education and training

APS to host international applied psychology congress in 2010
Professor Paul Martin and Professor Mike Kyrios 

Bendi Lango Foundation Bursary and 2009 recipient

Professional practice 

Athletes behaving badly!
Dr Jack White, Jeffrey Bond and Associate Professor Sandy Gordon 

Legal matters: Legal aspects of managing client records

Membership news 

APS College profiles
—  APS College of Sport Psychologists
—  APS College of Forensic Psychologists
—  APS College of Clinical Psychologists

APS membership hits 17,000

Vale Dr Ken Rowe MAPS

2008 APS College awards recipients 


February 2009

Cover of InPsych February 2009

Special report: The new national registration and accreditation scheme for psychologists

Prepared by Professor Lyn Littlefield, Jill Giese, David Stokes and Dr Nicholas Voudouris 

Article 1: Overview of the new scheme and its introduction 

Article 2: Registration of psychologists under the new scheme

Article 3: What a National Psychology Board will mean for current registrants, and what it might contribute to Australian psychology 
Associate Professor Brin Grenyer

Article 4: Accreditation of psychology education and training programs under the new scheme

Article 5: Independence of the accreditation body is paramount 
Professor Trevor Waring

Public interest 

Historic formation of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association

Protecting children from junk food advertising

Climates of change

APS members only

Acting President's note 
Where are all the flowers going? 

Executive Director's report 
Governance review of APS Units will seek the most effective structure to meet members’ needs  

Education and training

Review of Australian higher education calls for sweeping changes 

Impending changes to PD requirements will encourage active learning 

Professional practice 

Legal matters: Managing confidentiality following a client's death

Insurance industry MoU aims to ensure fair treatment of mental health clients 

Membership news 

APS College profiles
College of Clinical Neuropsychologists 
College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists 

2008 APS Awards recipients