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The New Zealand Psychologists Board is the regulatory authority appointed under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 in respect of the profession of psychology. The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their profession. 

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Psychology Training

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What's New

18/08/15 - Consultation on proposed changes to the Continuing Competence Programme

The Board recently sought comment from psychologists and other stakeholders on proposed changes to the Continuing Competence Programme (CCP). The proposals were outlined in a consultation paper that... more

18/08/15 - Consultation on proposed changes to the Accreditation Standards and Procedures

The Board recently sought comment from all stakeholders on proposed changes to its Accreditation Standards and Procedures. The proposals were outlined in a consultation paper... more

02/06/15 - Board Member (re)appointments

The Hon Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health, has appointed Professor John Bushnell to the Psychologists Board for a three-year term (effective 28 May 2015). Professor Bushnell previously served on the Board from 2002-2005. The Minister has also re-appointed Ann Connell and Bev Burns... more

06/11/14 - Grand Parenting into the 'Counselling Psychologist' scope

The Psychologists Board recently adopted a set of core competencies for the Counselling Psychologist scope of practice. We are therefore now able to consider applications for registration in the scope from practitioners who do not hold the required academic qualifications, but who... more

15/06/15 -Summary of most recent PPAF and PWG Meetings

A summary of the most recent (quarterly) meetings of PPAF and PWG can be downloaded... more

16/06/14 (updated 18/03/15) -The International Project on Competence in Psychology

At the 5th International Congress on Licensure, Certification and Credentialing of Psychologists it was decided to continue the development of “a global agreement on identifying the benchmark competencies that define professional psychology”... more

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Board meeting schedule for 2015

The Psychologists Board normally meets four times a year in Wellington, and also conducts some business by email and teleconference to keep costs down and to progress more urgent matters. For a schedule of the Board's meetings in 2015, click here.

Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) schedule for 2015

The Board uses various means to consult with its stakeholders, with one of the most important being its quarterly meetings with representatives from the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, the NZ Psychological Society, and University training programme Heads of Department. For the 2015 PPAF meeting schedule, click here.

Board forums in 2015

One of the Board's key responsibilities is linking with stakeholders. Board representatives routinely present at the NZCCP and NZPsS conferences each year, and have begun meeting with Interns and psychologists in the regions. For a schedule of upcoming forums, click here.

Current Consultations

Consultation on proposed changes to the Continuing Competence Programme

The Board is seeking comment from psychologists and other stakeholders on proposed changes to the Continuing Competence Programme (CCP). The proposals are outlined in a consultation paper that can be downloaded here, and that will be mailed to all stakeholders in mid-June. Submissions can be made via a brief online survey, by mail, or by email (please put "CCP Consultation" in the subject line). The online survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of submissions is 31 July 2015.

If you have any concerns or questions, please call us on 04 471 4580 or email us.

Posted 09/06/15.

 

Consultation on proposed changes to the Accreditation Standards and Procedures

The Board is seeking comment from all stakeholders on proposed changes to its Accreditation Standards and Procedures (S&P). The proposals are outlined in a consultation paper that can be downloaded here, and that was  emailed to key stakeholders in mid-June. Submissions can be made via a brief online survey, by mail, or by email (please put "S&P Consultation" in the subject line). The online survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of submissions is 31 July 2015.

If you have any concerns or questions, please call us on 04 471 4580 or email us.

Posted 14/06/15.

 

Proposed Best Practice Guideline: "Informed Consent"

The Board are seeking comment on a new, proposed Best Practice Guideline dealing with the subject of "Informed Consent". The draft guideline can be downloaded here. Please send your comments to Anne Goodhead by post (PO Box 10-626 Wellington 6143) or email. The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 3rd, 2015.

 

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