APS College of Community Psychologists

About Us

Philosophy and objectives

The objectives of the College are to:

  • Encourage the development of theory, research and practice relevant to understanding people in the contexts of their social systems and settings
  • Maintain practice standards and quality assurance in the field of community psychology
  • Adhere to community psychology principals of flexibility, equity and respect for diversity across theoretical models to meet the needs of different populations
  • Encourage and support the education and continuing professional development of community psychological
  • Serve as a medium for exploration and discussion of issues relevant to research and practice within the field of community psychology
  • Work collaboratively with other associations, organisations or community groups with similar interests.

Our membership

There are 95 members in the APS College of Community Psychologists. The College has sections in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. Membership of the APS College of Community Psychologists is restricted to psychologists who have completed specialised training and have experience in community psychology. College members are required to undertake regular professional development activities in the area of community psychology, to maintain their skills and stay up-to-date in their field.  Associate, affiliate and student memberships are also available.

Courses

Post-graduate courses in each College area of psychology are listed among the APAC-accredited Australian university courses in psychology at: www.psychologycouncil.org.au/course-search/