AIPA
  • AIPA will provide leadership on issues related to the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will have access to equitable, timely, safe, sustainable, evidence-based psychological care that respects and promotes their cultural integrity, regardless of where they live.
  • Psychology in Australia will be responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and belief systems and will be grounded in holistic Indigenous perspectives and the determinants of social and emotional wellbeing.
  • The number of Indigenous entrants into undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs, across all specialties, will increase and parity within the profession will be improved.
  • AIPA will be the professional body responsible for quality control of workshops and training programs related to the application of psychology in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts.
  • AIPA will engage in research to generate improved policy and social and emotional wellbeing and mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • 14 Jun 2020 AIPA in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter
    The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) stands against racism. We support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations across Australia and add voice to what has become a call for reform to our lawmakers and to those who administer the law. The loss of trust in “justice for all” has been a clear message from those who have been marching on the streets.
  • 31 May 2020 ATSIPP and AIPA May 2020 Newsletter
    ATSIPP and AIPA May 2020 Newsletter
  • 18 May 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders call for Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention helpline
    Responding to the National Cabinet announcement of $48.1m to support a National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing pandemic response plan to be developed and implemented through Indigenous leadership, Indigenous leaders look forward to positive changes.
  • 14 Apr 2020 Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) welcomes the Government’s pledge to support mental health during COVID – 19.
    Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) welcomes the Government’s pledge to support mental health during COVID – 19. The commitment, totalling $74 million, will support mental health services during the COVID – 19 pandemic. “We warmly welcome this commitment and thank the Australian Government for recognising the mental health needs of all Australians during these challenging times,” states AIPA founding Director Professor Pat Dudgeon.
  • 18 Dec 2019 ATSIPP and AIPA December 2019 Newsletter
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Psychology Interest Group and Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association Joint Newsletter for December 2019
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Jariah Kaissis Registered Psychologist

Jariah is a descendent of the Djugan, Nyul Nyul and Bardi people of the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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