APS College of Health Psychologists

Welcome to APS College of Health Psychologists. Health psychologists specialise in understanding the relationships between psychological factors (e.g. behaviours, attitudes, beliefs) and health and illness. Health psychologists practice in two main areas: health promotion (prevention of illness and promotion of healthy lifestyles) and clinical health (application of psychology to illness assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation).

We are a nationwide community of more than 400 and have branches in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.

The role of the college is to enhance the professionalism and competency of health psychologists and to promote the expertise and work of health psychologists to our professional colleagues and within the broader community.  The college's national executive consists of academic and practitioner members from across Australia.

We warmly welcome new members. You can join here. If you are interested in supervision please refer to the College Supervision Directory here.

The College’s sub-committees, represent the interests of all health college members, and include State and Territory committees, as well as sub-committees of the National Committee currently focusing on:

  • Advocacy
  • Bridging Programs
  • Branding and marketing
  • Potential to establish a company
  • Medicare items
  • 2019 Adelaide Conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or inquires. We also have a discussion forum where members can communicate with each other and get assistance on a range of topics. The College Newsletter is our monthly e-newsletter provides regular updates, profiles, news and articles about issues directly affecting and of interest to health psychologists, health psychology research collaborators and health psychology students.

This website offers more information about who we are and what we do (see about us).

Please click here to view a welcome video.


There are a number of health psychologist organisations overseas. 

Two of the largest are:


Maintained by Dr Mike Shelley [email protected]