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Statement regarding ‘Children, Adolescents and Gender Negative Impacts of Transgender Ideology’ conference
The New Zealand Psychological Society is concerned about the advertised conference, ‘Children, Adolescents and Gender Negative Impacts of Transgender Ideology’, being offered by the ‘Child and Adolescents Therapists Association of Aotearoa New Zealand’ (CATA) in August. Read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society made a submission on Transforming our Mental Health Law - the review of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment & Treatment) Act, March 2022 - read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society Submission made a submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan, prepared by members of the NZPsS Climate Psychology Task Force. November 2021 - read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society made a Submission to the Parliamentary Justice Select Committee - on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill- read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society responds to the letter published in the Listener by a group of academics at the University of Auckland- read more
New Zealand Psychological Society Submission To the Climate Change Commission - prepared by members of the NZPsS Climate Psychology Task Force. March 2021- read more
Historical Abuse and Neglect in State and Religious Care
The significant and long term impact of abuse and neglect on the psychological wellbeing of young people, and importantly on the neurodevelopment of growing brains is well recognised, for example through research into Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) - https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/about.html.
In Aotearoa, the true extent and trauma resulting from these experiences in state and religious care has been highlighted in the recently released Royal Commission interim report - https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/reports/
The NZ Psychological Society acknowledges the impact on those who through no fault of their own have experienced abuse and neglect, in its many forms, at the hands of those entrusted to care for them. Kia Kaha.
The Society made a media release on 12 June joining national and international calls for an end to racism in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd in the United States and countless others worldwide. Psychologists join calls demanding an end to racism