Psychologists call for a rethink of off-shore processing
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) fully supports an inquiry into the disturbing events at the Manus Island detention centre, and hopes the review will be undertaken independently, and that it will take advice from mental health experts.
Health policy experts hail “remarkable” increase in mental disorder treatment rates
The Federal Government’s Better Access mental health initiative, which enables access to Medicare-rebated psychological treatment, has resulted in a “remarkable” increase in treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia according to a new study by health policy experts.
Updated release as at 4.00pm Thursday 13 February
Urgent need to address excessive alcohol consumption in the community, say psychologists
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is calling for more attention to be given to both the social consequences of alcohol misuse and its underlying causes after a recent spate of violent incidents fuelled by alcohol.
Sochi Winter Olympics: expert sport psychologists available for comment
Athletes, coaches and support staff prepare mentally for Sochi Olympic Games
As the Australian Olympic team finalise their preparations and get ready to compete at Sochi they will face many psychological challenges in order to deliver their best performances.
As the school year begins, parents and teachers must tackle student motivation if they want to increase student academic performance, says Professor Andrew Martin MAPS from the University of NSW.
More school counsellors in SA welcomed but employ qualified professionals, the APS urges
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) agrees wholeheartedly that more counselling services are needed in schools, but is concerned that services should be provided by appropriately trained and qualified psychologists.