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Remaining on the New Zealand Register of Psychologists

Psychologists who cease practising in New Zealand for an extended period can pay a Register Maintenance fee to remain on the Register (and continue to receive Board publications and communications), or they can ask (in writing or online) to have their entry (temporarily) cancelled.  If remaining on the Register, they should provide the Board with a current contact address (see notification section below). Psychologists who are overseas will not receive an Annual Practising Certificate Renewal Notice. Psychologists who return to practise in New Zealand will need to request that their entry in the Register be restored (if applicable), and will need to apply for a Practising Certificate.

 

Notification of changes to Practising Status, Address, or Name

You can login here to update your details and/or to make a non-practising declaration.

 

Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing can be requested from the New Zealand Psychologists Board. This Certificate records registration details, whether a current Practicing Certificate is held, and notes that the practitioner has no outstanding complaints or competence matters. It will be signed and dated by the Registrar or Deputy Registrar. This document helps authorities and prospective employers to determine whether or not a psychologist is a fit and proper person for registration.

The cost of this document, and any other document required for the purpose of seeking registration overseas from the Board, can be viewed here. Please email our Registration staff to apply for a certificate. The Certificate and a receipt will be mailed to you within 5 business days. 

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.