The National Ice Taskforce should focus on prevention and treatment rather than a solely punitive law enforcement approach, according to experts from the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Australia’s peak health professional bodies are voicing collective concern about the appalling
secrecy provisions in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which threaten jail for up to two
years for health and medical professional who disclose information about the conditions in
immigration Detention Centres.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is a strong supporter of Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week.
“The APS is fully committed to taking material steps to reconcile the two Australias,” said APS President, Professor Mike Kyrios.
“The APS is taking reconciliation seriously and has a number of live projects underway to help our organisation reconcile with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
APS Optimistic at Opportunity to Improve Mental Health Delivery
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) today provided its initial response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Mental Health Services report.
10 April 2015
Young boys should be targeted in body image programs, research shows
8 to 10 year old boys suffer body dissatisfaction, problem eating and exercise dependence – not just girls
Pre-adolescent boys and girls have differing body image issues, requiring gender specific programs, researchers will tell the APS College of Health Psychologists Conference in Sydney this week.
The APS today welcomed the announcement of continued funding for mental health services.
Existing services not able to adequately meet needs of survivors with complex trauma
Responding to media reports that a National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse may not receive Commonwealth funding, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) said existing services are simply not able to adequately meet the needs of survivors with complex trauma.
APS Developing Forced Adoptions Training resources to help treatment of victims
Tomorrow (March 30) marks the official opening of the National Archive’s Forced Adoptions History Project, which follows the second anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions on 21 March, first made in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).