Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP)

The Institute of Clinical Psychology was formally established as part of the NZPsS in 1999. Membership is free (included in your annual NZPsS subscription). The Management Committee is a democratically elected body that meets regularly throughout the year.


Promoting the highest standards of clinical psychological knowledge and practice within Aotearoa/New Zealand in the interests of the public and the profession.

What we offer our members

  • Recognition of one’s status as a clinical psychologist
  • Improved networking and lobbying opportunities
  • Specialist, targeted services of value to clinical psychologists, such as publications and professional development
  • Accountability to the profession with regard to maintenance/upskilling in key areas of clinical practice
  • Opportunities to contribute to the success of the Institute by being willing to assume managerial/professional roles within the Institute.

ICP committee in 2023/24

Meredith Blampied- Chair 
Julia Davis – Treasurer & Membership
Amrit Kaur – Secretary & Grants
Matthew Manderson- General Committee
Elizabeth McLean - Pou Tikanga Tauira
Marike de Bruin- Committee Member

Membership categories

(i) Full Members  

(ii) Affiliates (Society members interested but ineligible to become members)

(iii) Student Member (those enrolled in a clinical psychology training programme). 

Membership criteria

Full Membership
(a) A current financial Member of NZPsS.
(b) A Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the Clinical Psychologist Scope, and holds a current Annual Practising Certificate )

Affiliate Membership
(a) Financial Full Member of the NZPsS
(b) Has an interest in Institute business but does not meet the Full membership criteria Rule 5.3 (i) (b). .

Student Membership
(a) Student subscriber/member of the NZPsS
(b) Currently enrolled in a New Zealand clinical training programme.

How to join the ICP

Full NZPsS members: click here for the online application

NZPsS students: If you are an NZPsS student and enrolled in a clinical programme we add you as ICP student automatically- no need to complete another application form. Here is some information  specifically for ICP  students.

We are offering the following grants in 2021

Download the following grants criteria and application forms

Institute of Clinical Psychology Grants Criteria

ICP Clinical Student Support Grant Application Form

All completed applications should be emailed to saul.gibney(at)

Note: the ICP Professional Development Grant, General Research Grant, and Māori Clinical Psychology Development Grant are not currently being offered.

Contact the NZPsS membership administrator on membership(at) for more information.


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Level 5, 90 The Terrace, Wellington 6011

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Email: office(at)


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