Member groups and branches

The Society can assist members to network with New Zealand colleagues through:

The NZPsS is also affiliated with the Royal Society of New Zealand, the International Union of Psychological Science and the International Union for Applied Psychology.

The Society also has links with psychological societies in other countries.

Institutes and Special Interest Groups

The NZPsS provides opportunities for members to join professional institutes and divisions. These are interest groups which provide members and student subscribers with opportunities to network with other psychologists within their own professional area of psychology and to access professional development and support. membership to the Institutes is free for members.

Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP) 

Institute of Community Psychology Aotearoa (IComPA) 

Institute of Counselling Psychology (ICounsPsy) 

Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology (ICJFP) 

Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology (IEDP) 

Institute of Health Psychology (IHP) 

Institute of Organisational Psychology  (IOP) 

Special Interest Group (Coaching Psychology) 


NZPsS Branches provide opportunities for members to get to know and network with other NZPsS members in their local region. Members and student subscribers are listed as belonging to the Branch geographically closest to their mailing addresses.

Branch activity varies from area to area according to the level of interest of local members.


Bay of Plenty


Hawkes Bay

Central Districts





For further information about membership of branches and institutes/divisions contact Membership Administrator, National Office on membership(at)