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The APS and psychology students www.psychology.org.au/journey www.facebook.com/APSstudents
About the APS The largest professional organisation for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 21,000 members A long and proud history of advocating for psychology to improve the psychological health of Australians Provides guidance and support to its members – the APS psychologists who provide psychological knowledge, advice and care to benefit hundreds of thousands of Australians Committed to the next generation of psychologists, with over 2,500 student members who are being guided through their journeys to become psychologists
The difference between the APS and the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) The PsyBA is the government-appointed regulatory body for psychologists – “the registration board for psychologists”. It is a separate organisation from the APS. PsyBA functions include: Registration of psychologists and provisional psychologists, including maintaining an online register of psychologists Handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
Student Subscriber membership Student Subscribers of the APS are entitled to a range of personal and professional benefits available exclusively to APS members. Just $85 per year – join online and receive up to 15 months membership for the price of 12* plus enjoy instant access to exclusive member-only content on the APS website Receive a free copy of the APS Code of Ethics and the Ethical Guidelines booklets (normally $71.50 for non-members) * If you join between 11 February and 31 May 2014. See APS website for more details.
Student member benefits APS student members benefit from a large range of products and services, including: Access to the latest developments in psychology through InPsych bulletin and APS Matters e-newsletter Subscription to Australian Journal of Psychology or Australian Psychologist Discounted rates for APS conferences, CPD workshops and events Access to member-only professional and ethical resources EQIP: the APS online database of evidence-based practitioner tools and resources
Study and career support The APS provides a range of resources and information to guide students on their career journeys, including: Psych Student HQ on the APS website – career and study information, including Ask APS and Psychologists’ StoriesPsychologists’ Stories Psych Student HQ Facebook page www.facebook.com/APSstudents Twitter and LinkedIn Range of APS awards, grants and scholarships
Networking The APS enables student members to connect with one another, and registered psychologists, fostering an active psychology community through: Social media Student mentoring events A suite of APS conferences 9 APS Colleges 40 APS local Branches throughout Australia 44 APS Interest Groups
Once students graduate... The APS continues its financial and professional commitment to newly graduated psychologists, offering support through: Reduced APS membership fees for early career psychologists (save up to 50%) Discounted Professional Indemnity Insurance for registered members (a saving worth more than the cost of your membership) PsychXchange jobs website and tailored email notifications
Benefits for new graduates (cont.)... College Supervisors Directory to find a suitable supervisor Branch and College member directories for networking and peer consultation Member rates for CPD workshops, elearning and conferences to help meet CPD requirements for registration APS online CPD logging tool to assist with monitoring CPD requirements for registration Ask APS phone and email advice service for member assistance and professional advisory matters
Recent notable APS accomplishments to enhance community wellbeing Ongoing lobbying for the reinstatement of the Better Access ‘exceptional circumstances’ sessions Provision of valuable assistance and resources in psychological preparation for, and recovery from, bushfires, floods and cyclones in conjunction with Federal/State Governments and the Red Cross Leading role in supporting Indigenous psychologists and their work to improve Indigenous mental health and wellbeing
Supporting the community The APS is committed to promoting the contribution psychology makes to people's health and wellbeing through: Find a Psychologist Service to assist GPs and other health professionals with referrals to psychologists Tip sheets and resources for clients National Psychology Week community awareness campaign Submissions to government, position statements and literature reviews on issues of community concern Advocacy and media campaigns in support of community access to psychology services
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