(1) Full membership of the Institute shall be restricted to:
a. Any person who holds a postgraduate Clinical Psychology degree and had been registered as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia prior to 18th October 2010 and from that date are duly endorsed as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia;
b. A person who holds an APAC-accredited postgraduate Clinical Psychology degree and is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia;
c. who works a portion of their time in private practice
(Clinical Psychologists with a substantive position in the pubic sector, who work a portion of their time in private practice, are eligible to join)
The number of full members shall be unlimited. A full member is entitled to full voting rights.
(2) Associate membership of the Institute will be allowed for those persons who fulfil criteria 1a or 1b above and
The number of Associate members shall be unlimited. An Associate Member has no voting rights.
Life members shall be Full Members who meet life membership requirements as determined by the Management Committee.
The number of Life Members shall be limited to 10% of the total membership.
Life members shall have full voting rights and be excluded from the payment of fees.
Honorary Life Fellowships will be granted from time to time by the Management Committee.
An Honorary Life Fellow shall have no voting rights.
Fellowships will be given by the Institute to Full Members who have made outstanding contributions to the private practice of clinical psychology.
The number of Fellowships shall be limited to two (2) in any one year.
Fellows shall have full voting rights.
Honorary membership shall be bestowed on such persons as visiting dignitaries in the field of psychology as determined by the Management Committee.
Honorary membership shall be for a term of one (1) year, and shall have no voting rights.
We are an independent professional group of Clinical Psychologists in private practice. All members are currently registered with the Psychology Board of Australia with the approved area of practice: Clinical Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist Registrar.
The ICP was established over 40 years ago and has successfully advocated for the interests of its members and clinical psychology in general (e.g. ICP won the first private health rebates for practitioners). Whilst many members are senior clinical psychologists, the ICP welcomes newly trained clinicians and clinicians who are new to private practice, as well as Clinical Psychologists in the public sector.