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Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 14,000 members. It is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples' lives, through improving scientific knowledge and community wellbeing.  

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. Most psychologists help mentally healthy people to find ways of functioning better. Everyday problems, such as work stress, relationship troubles and coping with illness, can seriously affect your life. APS psychologists can help with these situations, equipping you with the skills needed to function better and to prevent problems.

Psychologists can also help people manage many common mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, as well as traumatic events and eating disorders. Research shows psychological treatments are effective in managing many common mental health disorders.

The many areas that APS psychologists can help you with include:  

  • Marital, family and relationship problems

  • Stress or pain

  • Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Eating and weight control problems

  • Addictions

  • Making good relationships better

  • Improving workplaces

  • Enhancing sports performance

The APS provides a free referral service on 1800 333 497 for the general public, GPs and other health professionals who are seeking the advice and assistance of a qualified psychologist.

Consulting an APS Psychologist ensures you receive expert psychological services of the highest standard. APS Psychologists follow guidelines about professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality that are set and monitored by the Society in the APS Code of Ethics.

All psychologists are legally required to register with the Psychology Board of Australia. APS membership involves meeting standards in addition to this registration.

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