AIPA Publications, Position Papers & Submissions

Publications by AIPA

AIPA has produced a discussion paper about the determinants of Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and an annual report, which are available here:

Kelly, K., Dudgeon, P., Gee, G. & Glaskin, B. (2010) Living on the Edge: Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Risk and Protective Factors for Serious Psychological Distress Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Discussion Paper No. 10, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Download here - Acrobat icon - small

Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (2009). Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association Annual Report 2009. Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society Ltd. Download here - Acrobat icon - small

A short document about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing - Download here - Acrobat icon - small

Submissions by AIPA

In 2009, as a member of the Close the Gap Indigenous Leadership Group, AIPA made the following written submissions about the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples:

Expert Reference Group for a Primary Health Care Strategy in February 2009. Download here - Acrobat icon - small

Medical Journal of Australia Indigenous Health edition in April 2009. Download here - Acrobat icon - small

Draft National Preventative Health Strategy in June 2009. Download here - Acrobat icon - small

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team in August 2009. Download here - Acrobat icon - small 

AIPA also made verbal submissions to:

  • The United Nations Special Rapporteur, James Anaya in August 2009, during his Consultations on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People.
  • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Development Team during national consultations in 2009.

Publications by AIPA members

AIPA members developed or contributed to the following publications in 2009 (AIPA members' names are in bold text):

Rickwood, D., Dudgeon, P. & Gridley H. (2010) ‘A History of Psychology in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health'.  Chapter 2 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds)  Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Dudgeon, P., Wright, M., Paradies, Y., Garvey, D. & Walker, I. (2010) ‘The Social, Cultural and Historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians'.  Chapter 3 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds)  Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Zubrick, S., Dudgeon, P., Gee, G., Glaskin, B., Kelly, K., Paradies, Y., Scrine, C. & Walker, R.  (2010) ‘Social Determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing'. Chapter 6 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds) Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Silburn, S., Glaskin, B., Henry D. & Drew, N. (2010) ‘Preventing Suicide Among Indigenous Australians'. Chapter 7 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds)  Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Dudgeon, P. & Ugle, K. (2010) ‘Communication and Engagement: Urban Diversity'. Chapter 13 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds)  Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Drew, N., Adams, Y. & Walker, R. (2010) ‘Issues in Mental Health Assessment With Indigenous Australians'.  Chapter 14 in Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R. (Eds)  Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.