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Celebrating 20 Years 1998 - 2018

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Mission Statement

IPS aims to set a benchmark for the delivery of culturally competent mental health services for Aboriginal (Australian) people. This will be achieved through the continued development and delivery of evidence based best practice in our programs, services and products

Why we need more Indigenous psychologists

From ABC Radio National, and now listed as a podcast on the ABC, All In The Mind with Sana Qadar discusses the important topic of why we need more Indigenous Psychologists with our own Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman.

From the ABC: “Indigenous people in Australia are having a very difficult time finding a psychologist who understands Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history. Sometimes indigenous patients seeking treatment have been denied a voice, and the reality of their situation. There are about 800,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, but only 218 Indigenous psychologists. Australia needs more of them—and we look at what many mainstream psychologists fail to understand about Indigenous patients.”

Click here to listen to the podcast. The link will open in a new window.

The podcast aired on Sun 16 Feb 2020, 12:30pm.

Scholarship Program

Announcing

A unique and exciting opportunity to invest in building future generations of Indigenous psychologists to make a difference in our most vulnerable Indigenous Communities

Scholarship Program

Announcing

A unique and exciting opportunity to invest in building future generations of Indigenous psychologists to make a difference in our most vulnerable Indigenous Communities

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Our Services

Our Values

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Our business, from the beginning, has operated successfully and independently WITHOUT government funding, subsidies or assistance

We strive to address inequity and disadvantage by providing unpaid services that we deem essential to addressing chronic mental health needs in Aboriginal communities

Our success in attracting business, is based on our ability to deliver a product that is of the highest possible quality

We achieve this by SELF FUNDING the research and development of unique programs, services and products to ensure

We operate to provide specialist mental health and psychology specific services for the betterment of Aboriginal (Australian) people

We provide services that reflect an Aboriginal (not main stream) ‘world view’

We maintain quality assurance through insisting upon the demonstrated cultural competency of all of our consultants

Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman

“Never let go of your dreams”

Let’s cultivate environments in which expectations of success are normalised rather than expectations of failure

Our Statement of Cultural Respect

IPS honours and respects the traditional owners across this vast land in which we provide our services and acknowledge that there is no greater honour than to work for the betterment of our people.

We are thankful for the contributions of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians who walk this journey with us every day.