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COVID-19 outbreak- information for our members and the community

We provide links to resources for you on how we can keep ourselves and our families safe and on ways to safeguard the wellbeing of clients and employees. Please go to this page. Information on vaccination issues.

Other news

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) -
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 -
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.


From The Office of the California Surgeon General

Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health
The report provides clear and equitable response solutions, models, and best practices to be replicated or tailored to serve community needs. The comprehensive report brings together global experts across sectors, specialties, regions, and disciplines to drive science-based approaches to primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for ACEs and toxic stress.

Executive news

The Society made a media release on 8 June 2021: Psychologists hailed in Queen’s Birthday honours

The Society revised the position statement on 'Conversion" Therapy, 17 February 2021

The Society made a media release on 16 December: NZ Psychologists Mourn Loss Of Renowned Fellow, Teacher And Political Scientist Prof Jim Flynn

The Society made a media realease on 2 September 2020 on  Psychologists Prepared To Manage COVID-19 Threats To NZ Society’s Well-being

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

Psychology organisations from across the globe are working to prevent and reduce domestic violence, especially in the wake of COVID-19. They have collaborated to produce this practical advice sheet for psychologists to implement a concerted evidence-based approach in this area

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