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The following is a categorised list of forms, guidelines, brochures, information sheets, and other Board resources. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact us contact us with your query.

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COMPETENCE RELATED

CONTINUING COMPETENCE PROGRAMME

GUIDELINE DOCUMENTS

COMPLAINTS RELATED

REGISTRATION RELATED

REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORMS

PRACTISING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORMS

ACCREDITATION RELATED

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

OTHER

 

COMPETENCE RELATED

Continuing Competence Programme (CCP)

CCP Guide for Participants

CCP Log Book Optional template 1 (bare minimum)(pdf)

CCP Log Book Optional template 1 (bare minimum)(Word)

CCP Log Book Optional template 2 (more than minimum)(pdf)

CCP Log Book Optional template 2 (more than minimum)(Word)

CCP Exemption Request Form

 

Guideline Documents

Core Competencies for Psychologists

Cultural Competencies

Cultural Safety

The Code of Ethics (Te Reo only)

The Code of Ethics (English only)

The Code of Ethics (Te Reo and English)

Best Practice Guideline - Supervision

Best Practice Guideline - Unprofessional Behaviour in the Workplace and its Management

Best Practice Guideline - What to do when you have Concerns about another Psychologist

Best Practice Guideline - Keeping Records of Psychological Services

Best Practice Guideline - The Practice of Telepsychology

Best Practice Guideline - The Use of Psychometric Tests

Best Practice Guideline - Maintaining Professionalism When Using Social Media Networking

Best Practice Guideline - Informed Consent

Best Practice Guideline - Coping with a client's suicide

 

COMPLAINTS RELATED

Raising a Concern form

Complaints Process Information Sheet

Code of Ethics (Te Reo only)

Code of Ethics (English only)

Code of Ethics (Te Reo and English)

PCC Guidelines for Practitioners

PCC Guidelines for Complainants

Decision Guidelines relating to Parts 3 & 4 of the HPCA Act

 

REGISTRATION RELATED

Information sheets 

Scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications

Information for applicants for registration

Returning to Practice information (removed while under review)

Decision Guidelines re Returning to Practice

Decision Guidelines relating to Part 2 of the HPCA Act

Procedure and Principles for establishing a new scope of practice

Application Forms - Registration

Application for Registration (NZ trained)

Application for Registration (Overseas trained)

Application for Registration (TTMRA)

Application for Intern/Trainee Upgrade

Application for Registration (Vocational Scope - Neuropsychologist, Stage 1)

Application for Registration (Vocational Scope - other)

Application for Restoration to the Register Form

Certificate of Registration Payment Form

Application Forms - Practising Certificates

Application for an APC  - please use online process (click here)

 

ACCREDITATION RELATED

Standards and Procedures for Accreditation (revised, January 2016)

Assessment Team Guidelines (currently being revised)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Annual Report (most recent)

Workforce report (most recent)

For current "Best Practice Guideline" consultation documents see the "Consultations" tab on our home page.

 

OTHER

The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Board Review of Decisions made under Delegation

Confidence in Your Health Practitioner brochure (HRANZ)

Links to organisations whose work overlaps with that of the Psychologists Board

03/08/18 - Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The date for the Consultation on the Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision has been extended to Friday 2nd November 2018. Please provide any feedback by emailing Anne Goodhead.

05/07/18 - **ALERT RE WEBSITE EMAIL LINK FAILURES**

Please note that some of the email links on our website are malfunctioning at present. Our web consultants are working on a fix. In the meantime, if you try a link and it appears to freeze and not send, please use your regular email programme to send your message to [email protected] instead and we'll make sure it gets to the right staff member. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

09/07/18 - Family Court Practice Note updated

The Family Court have issued a slightly revised version of their "Family Court Practice Note - Specialist Report Writers". It can be downloaded here. The changes intend to address concerns raised about the lack of communication between Lawyers for Children and Specialist Report Writers.

06/03/18 - Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The Board invites feedback on the revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision. The guidelines have been modified with particular focus on models of learning via supervision, cultural and bicultural competence, and supervision for interns/trainees. more...

01/02/18 - **UPDATED** Establishing a scope of practice for Health Psychology

As previously reported, the Board have determined to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. Two rounds of consultation were completed to determine details of the scope (title, qualifcations, core competences, grand-parenting pathway), and the Board will be considering the feedback received in the second round at its meeting in May. An update will be provided here soon thereafter.

14/02/18 - Applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice

The Board is now accepting applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice. Application forms can be downloaded here. More information about the application process can be viewed here.

12/07/18 - Summary of most recent PPAF and PWF Meetings

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

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Current Consultations

Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The Board invites feedback on the revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision. The guidelines have been modified with particular focus on models of learning via supervision, cultural and bicultural competence, and supervision for interns/trainees. The objectives of this review are to update and increase the usefulness of the document. The revised draft guidelines can be viewed or downloaded here. Please provide any feedback by Friday, 2nd November by emailing Anne Goodhead or [email protected]. The Board hope to finalise the guideline at their meeting in late November.

Posted 05/07/18

Consultation on pdf APCs, electronic newsletters, and CCP templates.

We are currently seeking feedback on the following three proposals:

  • Replacing hard-copy APCs with pdfs that would be automatically emailed along with the payment receipt.
  • Moving to electronic (emailed) newsletters, possibly with more frequent publication.
  • Streamlining the CCP audit process by making the current optional submission template mandatory for audit participants.

Please note that this survey will close on August 12th. It can be accessed at https://nzpbjune2018survey.questionpro.com.

Posted 05/07/18

Upcoming Consultations

A series of consultations regarding proposed changes to the Board’s registration standards and procedures will be conducted over the coming year. Please check here often for updates and news of other consultations. The Board greatly appreciates your time and effort, and carefully considers all feedback received.