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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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What's New

Renewal Reminder - Opens Friday 19th February 2021

Please find here an information sheet regarding renewal of your practising certificate (PC) for the period 1 April 2021- 31 March 2022.

The Board has reviewed the PC fees and would like to note there has been a reduction in the PC fees for those that are renewed for a 12 month period.

Applications to renew your PC for the 2021/2022 year will open on 19th February 2021. You can renew your PC using the following link: https://apc.psychologistsboard.org.nz/Account/Login

Please make sure that your contact details, employment details and CPD are up to date so that you can renew without any delays.

CCP Audit 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Board has made the decision not to conduct random CCP auditing this year, but will conduct any planned targeted audits. You will already be aware if you are required to complete a targeted audit, and will be reminded at the time of your APC renewal application if you are required to provide your CCP documents.

Neuropsychology grandparenting pathway ends 31 March 2021

As previously advised the Neuropsychology grandparenting pathway ends on 31 March 2021. The Board will only consider complete applications received before this date.

The Board is actively exploring options for local training in neuropsychology. In the meantime, if you are considering commencing studies in neuropsychology, we suggest you refer to the AHPRA website for details on accredited neuropsychology training programmes in Australia.

02/02/2021 - Psychology Advisor appointment

The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Ann Connell to the role of Psychology Advisor for Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa/New Zealand Psychologists Board. Ann began with the Board on 1st February 2021. The Board looks forward to working with her, and to utilising her extensive skills and knowledge to develop this role and the Board’s presence in the psychology community. 

07/10/2020 - General Manager/Registrar appointment

The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Kylie Hooper to the role of General Manager and Registrar of Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa/New Zealand Psychologists Board. Kylie will begin with the Board on 27 October 2020. The Board looks forward to working with her, and to utilising her extensive skills to press forward with the Board’s ongoing review, development and delivery of systems and mechanisms to protect the public. 

Fitness to Practise Policy

The Board has now finalised its Policy on Fitness to Practise, and would like to thank all stakeholders for their submissions. A letter from the Chair with further information can be found here.

The finalised policy can be found here.

Naming Policy

The Board’s Naming Policy has now been finalised, and the Board wishes to thank all who made submissions.  The final Naming Policy is here, and an update from the Board Chair on the changes made to the policy as a result of submissions is here

Board meeting schedule for 2021

The Psychologists Board 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 2021, click here.

Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) schedule for 2021

The Board uses various means to consult with its stakeholders, with one of the most important being its meetings with representatives from the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, the NZ Psychological Society, and University training programme Heads of Department. For the 2021 PPAF meeting schedule, click here.

Current Consultations

 

Consultation on Draft Fitness to Practise Policy - Now Closed

 

Consultation on Draft Naming Policy - Now Closed

 

 

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