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Urgent Call For Funding To Address The Severe Shortage Of Psychologists In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 5:50 pm | NZ Psychological Society

Aotearoa is facing a critical shortage of culturally competent, qualified psychologists, which has placed pressure on the public, and current providers. Estimates in the last 6 years suggest that at least 1000 more psychologists are needed to keep up ... More >>

Community Support Essential In Mitigating Psychological Impacts Of Disasters

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 9:01 am | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society extends aroha to all those impacted by the recent extreme weather events in Aotearoa. Our thoughts are with whanau in those regions most affected in serious and ongoing ways ** Across the North Island those ... More >>

Psychologists Condemn Un-informed And Ineffective ‘Boot Camp’ Policy

Friday, 18 November 2022, 9:47 am | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society is alarmed at the National Party's latest plan titled "combatting youth offending" which focuses on using power and control to address what they see as a rise in youth crime. We are concerned with ... More >>

Statement Regarding ‘Children, Adolescents And Gender Negative Impacts Of Transgender Ideology’ Conference

Friday, 10 June 2022, 3:23 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society is concerned about the advertised conference, ‘Children, Adolescents and Gender Negative Impacts of Transgender Ideology’, being offered by the ‘Child and Adolescents Therapists Association of Aotearoa ... More >>

New Sea Level Rise Projections For Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 12:11 pm | NZ Psychological Society

NZ SeaRise scientists’ findings that sea level rise around Aotearoa New Zealand is likely to occur faster and to a greater extent than previously predicted, means government must act immediately to prepare communities for the dramatic changes we ... More >>

Outstanding Psychologists Recognised By Peers

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 12:02 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society highlighted the importance of psychologists to the community’s wellbeing, and the need to care for and recognize those in the profession, at its recent virtual conference. Dr Sonja Macfarlane, an Associate Professor ... More >>

Psychology Beyond The Consulting Room

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 3:26 pm | NZ Psychological Society

May 10-16 is Psychology Week, an initiative of the New Zealand Psychological Society to let people know more about the breadth and depth of how psychology contributes to our communities. When most people think of psychology, they think of a therapy ... More >>

Psychologists Join Calls Demanding An End To Racism

Friday, 12 June 2020, 12:10 pm | NZ Psychological Society

New Zealand’s largest professional organisation for psychologists, The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS), has joined national and international calls for an end to racism in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd in the United States ... More >>

NZ psychologists join world pledge to stem climate change

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:36 am | NZ Psychological Society

Auckland, NZ – New Zealand psychologists have joined a global pledge to help stem climate change at a recent world summit held in Portugal. More >>

Why doesn’t everyone believe in climate change?

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:13 am | NZ Psychological Society

The scientific consensus on climate change is that it's happening, and we're a part of it. However, Wellington psychologist, Professor Marc Wilson, believes there’s a big gap between expert and lay beliefs about climate change and he suggests the ... More >>

DHB psychologists strike – home-grown solution needed

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:59 am | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) says the current partial strike by 600 psychologists working in district health boards is a sign that temporary fixes to ongoing workforce shortages in the profession are not working. More >>

Psychological Society annual conference

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:07 am | NZ Psychological Society

Understanding how people form prejudices and how we can overcome them as a society is the subject of a keynote presentation by leading psychology and public affairs professor, Susan T. Fiske from Princeton University, United States, next week. More >>

Budget: NZPsS delighted to see investment in mental health

Friday, 31 May 2019, 3:24 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) is delighted the Government has taken on board the urgent need for change in New Zealand’s mental health services. More >>

Is ‘tech-sex’ changing Kiwis’ view of intimacy?

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:29 am | NZ Psychological Society

Why are Kiwis increasingly turning to ‘tech-sex’ such as online, mobile or sugar dating, online sex work or “camming” in the search for love, sex, money or intimacy? And is it harmful to individuals or our society? Or is it just a new way of viewing ... More >>

Two scholarships awarded for psychological research

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:48 am | NZ Psychological Society

Two University of Auckland psychologists, Karis Knight and Tycho Vandenburg, are this year’s recipients of two research awards from the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS). More >>

Psychologists envision future at Auckland conference

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 11:01 am | NZ Psychological Society

More than 300 New Zealand psychologists will envision the profession’s future, celebrate its successes and reflect on its history at The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) 50th Jubilee conference at the University of Auckland from September ... More >>

Nurture young people’s mental health earlier

Monday, 29 January 2018, 9:57 am | NZ Psychological Society

The number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector needs to double if the Government is to meet its goal of improving the mental health of young people, education groups say. More >>

Mental health a serious public health issue in New Zealand

Monday, 15 January 2018, 10:43 am | NZ Psychological Society

Briefing to Incoming Health Minister: Mental health a serious public health issue in New Zealand More >>

Why you should see a psychologist next week

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 10:48 am | NZ Psychological Society

New Zealanders are being invited to see psychologists at a series of free local events throughout the country during Psychology Week (November 13-19). “The public’s perception is often that psychologists only deal with people who are mentally ill, ... More >>

Psychologist shortages unsustainable and unfair

Monday, 30 October 2017, 3:58 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) endorses the Association of Professional and Executive Employees (Apex) concern in the media today that the shortage of psychologists in mental health services is both unsustainable and unfair on patients. “It does ... More >>





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