Psychology of Relationships

Who are we?

The Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (PORIG) has over 245 members. The aims of the group are best articulated in our Terms of Reference, but broadly speaking we wish to promote all manner of activities, research, practice and training that are relevant to the topic of relationships; to provide networking opportunities for people interested in the psychology of relationships; and to provide expert advice to the APS and wider community in the area of relationships.

PORIG hosts a national conference each year, distributes newsletters, arranges professional development opportunities for its members and is an important source of support and information for anyone with an interest in the psychology of relationships. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like more information or take a moment to look around this website and learn more about us.

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Our latest news

  • MIND THE DATE! Learn more about A Schema Therapy Approach to Affairs with Professor Bruce A Stevens, PhD via our webinar series on Friday 13th November 2015 at 10AM AEST.. visit our events page for more information!
  • Thank You very much to all our delegates for making the 14th APS-PORIG conference such a resounding success! We will be uploading the presentations from the conference shortly so remember to check this space again!
  • Check out the 14th APS-PORIG conference program right here.. Never too late to join like-minded peers in Melbourne (8-9 October 2015) with details available on our conference website or flyer for further details!
  • The August 2015 newsletter is now available and teeming with oodles of opinion pieces and latest research.. Don't want to miss out?!? Now grab a copy (or have a say!) with your morning read available right here!
  • Want access to the PORIG webinar series most recently held with Dr Gery Karantzas in January 2015? You can find out more about our previous webinars here..


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