Psychology of Relationships

About Us

The Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (PORIG) has over 250 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, offers professional development opportunities for its members, presents two awards each year, 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.


The 18th Annual APS-PORIG Conference will be held at Deakin Downtown in Melbourne on the 7th and 8th of November, 2019! Further information about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found here and here! Registration details will be available soon on this website!


Terms of Reference

  1. To provide a national framework for promoting professional activities, practice, research, education, training and discussion relevant to the developments and enhancement of relationship skills throughout the life-span.
  2. To develop and disseminate educational and training materials regarding relationships.
  3. To promote the development of research regarding relationships, relationship education, and relationship therapy within the discipline of psychology.
  4. To relate with other professional groups whose aims are congruent with those of the Interest Group and in accordance with those of the APS.
  5. To provide expert advice to the APS on issues relating to its area of interest when the need arises.