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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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Read more about the HPCA Act, the Board, and the Board’s functions. Find out what psychologists do and how you can have your concerns about a psychologist’s competence, fitness, or conduct addressed...

For Practitioners

Read more about a psychologist's responsibilities under the HPCA Act, renewing a practising certificate, making a non-practising declaration, and the CCP. Login to update your details on the Register...

Psychology Training

Read more about training to be a psychologist. Find out which training programmes have been accredited by the Board, and access information about the psychology workforce...


Looking To RegiSter?

Read more about how to register. Access application forms and checklists and find out how you can save time and money by completing an online self-assessment. Find employment agencies...

What's New

03/10/17 - Psychology Workforce Satisfaction and Retention Survey - please participate!

The Board has just emailed all registrants an invitation (on behalf of the Psychology Workforce Task Force) to participate in the Psychology Workforce Satisfaction and Retention Survey. If the link to the survey doesn't work for you, please check your internet security settings. We encourage all registrants to complete the survey, to assist with the Task Force's efforts.

28/08/17 - Consultation re a proposed new scope of practice for Health Psychology

The Board is seeking comment from relevant stakeholders on a proposal to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. Please refer to the "Consultation" tab above for more information.

19/07/17 - A change has been made to the Board’s complaint screening process

The Board’s legal advisors recently revised their advice on the proper process for screening complaints. As a result we have added a new step to the process... more

25/08/17 - New Best Practice Guideline/Resource document published: "Coping with a Client Suicide"

The Board have just published the latest addition to our suite of Best Practice Guidelines: "Coping with a Client Suicide ...more

10/03/17 - 2017 Psychology Workforce survey

To complete the 2017 Psychology Workforce Survey, click here:

14/04/16 - The revised Continuing Competence Programme for 2016/2017

The revised CCP Guide for Participants and two different (optional) templates for Log Books can now be downloaded... more

04/04/16 - "Consulting a Psychologist" posters (and brochures) now available in five languages

The Board have developed a poster to inform potential clients about their basic rights, the services psychologists offer, what can be expected of a psychologist... more

06/10/17 - Summary of most recent PPAF and PWG Meetings

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

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Board meeting schedule for 2017

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 2017, click here.

Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) schedule for 2017

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 2017 PPAF meeting schedule, click here.

Board forums in 2017

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

Proposed new scope of practice for Health Psychology

The Board is seeking comment from stakeholders on a proposal to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. In this round of consultation we ask if such a scope of practice is necessary, and what the potential advantages and disadvantages of establishing it may be. A consultation paper can be downloaded here, and the consultation survey can be completed online here. Please note that the deadline for submisions is October 30th, 2017.


Upcoming Consultations

Please check back soon for announcements about upcoming consultations.


Appeals Information

Read more about your rights if you have been adversely affected by a decision made by the Board.

Suspended Practitioners

View a list of practitioners whose practising certificate or registration is currently suspended or cancelled.


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