Objectives
  • To promote and maintain excellence in the professional practice of clinical psychology.
  • To promote, encourage, and support members of ACPA.
  • To promote competence and ethical practice amongst members of ACPA.
  • To liaise, advocate for, and represent clinical psychology in matters relevant to the profession.
  • To advise Government and professional bodies on matters relevant to the profession of clinical psychology.
  • To promote the benefits of clinical psychologists who hold accredited post-graduate qualifications in clinical psychology, in the best interests of the public.
  • To foster supervision and mentoring of graduates of accredited post-graduate programs in clinical psychology as they enter the profession.
  • To promote, encourage, and support post-graduate educational experience for members of ACPA.
  • To tender advice to institutions involved in the training and education of clinical psychologists on matters relevant to such training and education of clinical psychologists.
  • To promote study, investigation, research, and ongoing education within clinical psychology.
  • To encourage practices in clinical psychology which promote recognition and respect for the cultural diversity which exists within Australia.
  • To ensure that the objectives of ACPA shall embody the principles of equity with regard to ability, age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, location, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or other characteristics which may lead to disadvantage.
  • To enter into any such financial arrangements as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives
  • To establish and regulate classes of Membership and Affiliation and admit to such status and classes of Membership and Affiliation such persons as shall be eligible according to the regulations and requirements of the Association.
  • To undertake all of the above matters, all such other things as are incidental or conducive to them, or any other matters of relevance to the practice of clinical psychology within Australia.