The Brisbane Area Branch holds a variety of professional and social events during the year. View details below:
There is a general members' meeting on the second Wednesday evening of every second month (2015: February, April, June, August, October, December). All members are welcome to attend. The Annual General Meeting will be held in October 2015.
Meeting dates will be sent to members by email. Meetings open at 6.15 for a prompt 6.30pm start.
REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. Members are asked to register online to assist with room bookings - please check the branch website or events calendar.
Postgraduate Psychology Programs Exposition
August 2016 (11am-4pm)
Pullman Hotel King George Square, Ann Street Brisbane
The APS Brisbane Area Branch coordinates an annual expo on postgraduate programs in psychology. Representatives from educational institutions provide information about honours, masters, doctoral, and professional doctorate, and 5+1 programs in psychology. Representatives from APS attend to answer questions about membership and career options. Representatives from AHPRA are also available to answer quesstions abut supervsion and registration.
Throughout the day representatives from th nine APS Colleges provide brief presentations about the various specialisations within psychology. A schedule of the presentations will be provided on the day.
Entry is free. The expo is promoted using branch and university student email lists. Please contact Nicola Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07 3365 6282) for more information.
National Psychology Week
National Psychology Week is held each year during the second week of November. Past Branch activities have included a display stand at a major shopping centre, displays in Brisbane City Council libraries, public talks, and member events. If you have ideas for additional activities during National Psychology Week, please let us know.
In past years, geveral groups were awarded small grants to support promotional activities during National Psychology Week. Examples of successful recipient activites are below.
St Mary’s College Ipswich hosted a number of activities to increase the visibility of psychology and psychological issues amongst students and staff. A poster competitionrequired entrants to promote the messages “Think Well. Be Well” or “Beating Stress” to teenagers. An information stall provided booklets, tip sheets and pamphlets relevant to the profession of psychology, general mental health issues and accessing psychological care. Career-related information including information about university courses and the study of psychology was also on offer.