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26 March 2015

Media alert: APS to speak at Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

APS to speak on psychological redress at public hearing into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has been invited to speak on its submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Consultation Paper on Redress and Civil Litigation, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday 26 March in Sydney.

 

19 March 2015

Dedicated Indigenous mental health plan needed to close the wellbeing gap

In marking this year’s Close the Gap Day, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) says a plan dedicated to closing the mental health gap between Indigenous and other Australians is needed to address high rates of psychological distress, suicide and self-harm prevalent in Indigenous communities.

 

2 March 2015

All Australians need Better Access to mental health services

Responding to a new study on mental health service usage under Medicare published in the MJA, the Australian Psychological Society today said the findings show the Better Access initiative is working and needs to be expanded so that all Australians can access mental health treatment offered by psychologists.

26 February 2015

Workplace discrimination still shaping job decisions for sexual minorities, expert says

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are making employment choices based on fear of discrimination and personal safety, rather than good job fit, an expert will tell the APS College of Counselling Psychologists Conference in Melbourne this week.

25 February 2015

Relationships damaged by infidelity can recover, expert says. Text or online affairs are as damaging as physical affairs

Relationships damaged by infidelity can recover, and the work couples do in resolving the crisis can bring about real relationship improvements, an expert will tell the APS College of Counselling Psychologists Conference in Melbourne this week.

24 February 2015 

Media alert: Psychological tips to help cyclone victims

In the aftermath of Cyclone Marcia many people will be feeling traumatised; however, research shows most will be able to cope given the right mental and emotional support, according to disaster experts from the Australian Psychological Society.   

12 February 2015

APS calls for all children to be released immediately from all Australian immigration detention centres

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) welcomes the long-awaited release of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, The Forgotten Children, from its Inquiry into Children in Detention, and looks forward to the Government’s response.

5 January 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Psychological tips to help bushfire victims

Experts in disaster response and recovery available for comment

Recent bushfires have been traumatic for many people; however, research shows most will be able to cope given the right mental and emotional support, according to disaster experts from the Australian Psychological Society (APS).