About ACPA

Our Vision

ACPA’s vision is that every Australian has access to quality mental health care and that all Australian’s can benefit from the expertise and high-quality service that clinical psychologists provide.

Our Mission

ACPA’s mission is to promote the role and the expertise of qualified clinical psychologists to the benefit of the Australian public, ACPA’s members and the profession. We are committed to ensuring and advocating the highest training standards and the best practices for ongoing training and learning within clinical psychology. ACPA actively advances the recognition of clinical psychology as a clearly identifiable area of expertise. 

Our Objectives

  • To promote international standards for clinical psychology in Australia
  • To provide ongoing education and training for the mental health workforce
  • To promote competence and ethical practice in clinical psychology
  • To support research in clinical psychology
  • To foster the development of new members of the profession of clinical psychology
  • To liaise, advocate for, represent and promote the benefits of qualified clinical psychologists to government
  • To liaise, advocate for, represent, and promote the benefits of qualified clinical psychologists to the public
  • To tender advice to institutions involved in the training and education of clinical psychologists on matters relevant to such training and education
  • To liaise, advocate for, represent, and promote benefits for Australian Clinical Psychology Association Limited members
  • To enter into any such financial arrangements as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all Australian Clinical Psychology Association Limited’s objectives