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.
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Vickie is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA with family links to the Injibarndi group from the Pilbara as well as the Gooniyandi and Kitja groups from the Kimberley.

Vickie is Co-Chair of AIPA's Steering Committee.

Vickie is a Lead Facilitator Cultural Competence workshops and Chairs AIPA's Cultural Competence Sub-committee.

Vickie represents AIPA on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Advisory Group and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy (NATSIPDS) Working Group.

Vickie is also a member of the Violence Against Women Advisory Group appointed to provide expert advice to the Australian Government on the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women.

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