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Taking baby steps to better infant mental health

This year’s Infant Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13 to 19 June on the theme of “Understanding Early Trauma”.

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Our latest newsletter: news, views and a podcast

As we approach the half-way mark in the year, our assessment teams have completed five virtual re-accreditation site visits.

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Top 10 tips for scheduling your site visit

Are you an education provider preparing for a (virtual) site visit by APAC’s assessment team? To make the process run smoothly, here are 10 top tips from our assessment team.

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Cultural responsiveness: ‘we are on a journey’

To mark Reconciliation Week 2022, APAC Board member, Professor Romola Bucks, has given an update on the work of the Cultural Responsiveness working party, which she chairs.

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What’s it like to be assessed?

What’s it like to have your learning and teaching, your facilities and your curriculum examined, and to have staff and students chat with our assessors?

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Schizophrenia: a message of hope

Connecting with hope is the theme of this year’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which opens on Sunday 22 May. World Schizophrenia Awareness Day is Tuesday 24 May.

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Board communiqué

The APAC Board met on 11 April 2022 via Zoom. It issued a communiqué.

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World Health Day and the quest for mental well-being

In the run-up to World Health Day, the World Health Organization reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a 25 per cent rise in anxiety and depression cases worldwide.

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Bipolar disorder: the challenge and the hope

To mark World Bipolar Day, we asked Professor Robert Schweitzer about the disorder and possible treatments.

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Something to smile about

Pandemic, war, global heating, floods – hands up who’s feeling positive? Luckily, the International Day of Happiness is upon us.

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#BreakTheBias on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is on 8 March and this year the theme is #BreakTheBias.

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APAC has a new Director

APAC has a new Director – Jillian Harrington BSc, MA (Psych), FCCLP, GAICD, who has been appointed by the Australian Psychological Society.

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Accreditation fees explained

APAC Accreditation Manager Nghi Robinson takes us through how our fees are set and how the fee structure works.

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On the outside looking in

Meet one of our Assessors, who shares her insights into psychology education and into the assessment process that underpins program accreditation.

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Have a safe and happy holiday

Our office will shut from midday on Christmas Eve and staff will return on Tuesday 4 January.

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Our latest newsletter: news, views and a podcast

It’s been a year once again shaped by COVID-19 – from lockdowns, vaccinations and border closures to remote learning and teaching and working from home.

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Board communiqué

The APAC Board met on 29 November 2021 via Zoom. It issued a communiqué.

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Annual Report 2020-21

APAC shifted seamlessly to online assessment during the pandemic and the evidence can be found in the statistics.

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International Day of People with Disability

People with disability tend to report higher levels of psychological distress than people without disability.

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Inside the engine room: APAC’s Accreditation Assessment Committee

What is APAC’s Accreditation Assessment Committee? In this podcast, AAC Chair, Professor Alison Garton, takes us through the answers.

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Board communiqué

The APAC Board met on 11 October
2021 via Zoom. It issued a communiqué.

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Welcome to our first newsletter

We believe in collaborating with stakeholders by sharing information about what APAC does and how we do it.

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Assessments: why, how and when?

Listen to our podcast on why accreditation assessments matter and how education providers can get ready to make an assessment a painless process.

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