A major focus of the DPRET Forum is the training of psychologists.
Beginning with psychology education in secondary schools, and continuing at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, DPRET Forum members aim to inform a wide range of teaching and training matters. These include
- The psychology curriculum for secondary schools
- Ensuring psychology graduates have relevant psychological literacy
- Advocating for internationally benchmarked accreditation standards
- Supporting culturally safe psychology education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- Embedding cultural safety and responsiveness across the psychology curriculum
- Bridging from one area of practice to another and from general registration to area of practice
- Supporting higher education research supervision
The DPRET Forum provides strategic direction and advocacy for matters related to the teaching and learning of psychology both at the secondary and tertiary levels by providing input into psychology education and training models, both for the current and future psychology workforce.
The DPRET Forum and the Teaching and Training the Working Group work closely with the APS Institute, Heads of Schools and Departments of Psychology (HODSPA), the APS Psychology Education Interest Group and a number of external organisations. The aim is to identify gaps in training, inform education policy and promote teaching and training opportunities such as webinars, workshops and conferences.
For further information on psychology education please visit the Teaching of Psychology page.
Teaching of psychology
The APS supports the development of a national curriculum for psychological science. DPRET developed a proprsoed framework for an australian curriculum for psychological science in secondary schools
Teaching and Training Working Group
The Teaching and Training Working Group addresses the education and training of psychology at the secondary education, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.