APS College of Clinical Psychologists

About Us

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical psychologists have expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental illness. Clinical psychologists work with infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults. We are also involved in designing and implementing a wide range of prevention and mental health promotion programs. We are employed in many settings including: private practice, hospitals, universities, general medical practices, community health centres and mental health services. Find out about the skills and qualifications of clinical psychologists.


The APS College of Clinical Psychologists

The APS College of Clinical Psychologists maintains the highest standards for clinical psychology practice in Australia. Our aim is to ensure clinical psychologists are equipped to provide the best mental health care to the public using research-based knowledge and best practice treatments. We support our members by bringing them the latest research and practice news, providing opportunities for peer networking, supervision and relevant PD and supporting them on their career journey from students to early career psychologists and beyond. Most importantly, we advocate for clinical psychology services and funding broadly and also to Medicare.

Our membership

To become a full member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, a minimum of six years university training, including approved postgraduate clinical studies and placements in mental health settings, plus a further two years approved supervision in the clinical field is required. Members are also required to maintain a program of ongoing professional development. 

The College membership (as of 01/03/2017) is as follows:

Membership Type # Members
Full Members      3834
Associate Members       109
Affiliate Members        14
International Affiliate        35
Student Subscribers       650
Academic Member         2
Total     4638
By State  Members
ACT 166
NSW 1377
NT 33
QLD 846
SA 450
TAS 112
VIC 1327
WA 292
Total 4638


Post-graduate courses in each Colleges' specific area of practice are listed among the APAC-accredited Australian university courses in psychology at www.psychologycouncil.org.au.