Upcoming events: When Is A Father Not A Father?

The Australian Psychological Society Dispute Resolution and Psychology Interest Group is hosting a presentation by Dr Emily Kwok and David Meredith from Meredith Lawyers on the issues that arise from the disclosure of Misattributed Paternity during Parental Separation and Family Disputes. This is an area that has been brought into focus since the enactment of Paternity Disestablishment Legislation which may relieve fathers from future financial obligation. This will be of special interest for those people who work with Alternate Dispute Resolution, Family Law  (Care Arrangements and Parenting Plans) as well as Family Therapists and Couple Counsellors.

This event will be held in  Sydney on 2nd March,  2017, from 6pm to 8pm. The evening begins with registration at 6pm and will include a two course meal. Please see the attached flyer with more information about location and venue.

Please follow the link below for bookings and further information:


$55.00 for APS Members, Non-APS members are also very welcome at $75.00.

Non members will need to register a temporary account at the website and follow the instructions.  They will receive a confirmation of their booking.

Upcoming event! Sex in the City: Intrigue and Indulgence Among the Professions

This interactive forum will explore the ethical and moral boundaries of the different professions of psychology, psychiatry and law. A range of issues will be covered including:

  • Relationships with clients
  • Reporting of professionals- who, what, where, when?

Outcomes for the session:

  • Understanding key differences between the professions
  • Knowing when I need to act
  • Understanding what are my ethical responsibilities and rights

Panelists include:

Joanne Muller, Lawyer, Legal Advisor to the Australian National Psychology Council, former Lawyer chair of the Psychology Tribunal of NSW as we as several other professional tribunals including nursing.

Dr Murray Wright, Chief Psychiatrist at NSW Health, Fellow of RANZCP, Psychiatry State Training Committee.

Samantha Gulliver, Senior Legal Officer of the Legal Services Commission.

Associate Professor Amanda Gordon, Clinical and Health Psychologist, Honorary Fellow APS, Director of Armchair Psychology, Sydney, Peer Reviewer NSW Health Care Complaints Commission.

Ian Thurgood , Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).

Date: Saturday 28 May 2016, 10am-1pm
Venue: The Vibe Hotel, 11 Goulburn Street, Sydney


Current ANZAPPL Members: $30
Student ANZAPPL Members: $20
Non ANZAPPL Members (including students): $45

Morning Tea included

Ticket sales close: Monday 23rd May 2016 unless sold out prior
More information and online tickets available at:


2016 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 AGM last week. We also extend our thanks to Dr Eman Sharobeem for her wonderful presentation.

The minutes from the AGM can be found here.

Our 2016 NSW Branch Committee are:

President: Amanda White

Vice President: Katherine Johnson

Treasurer: Natalie Martschuk

Secretary: Thea Gumbert-Jourjon

General Members: Wayne Morrison, Christian Cabrera, Anthony Nicholas, Tolulope Fajumi, Sachin Rai, Helen Fearnley, Alexandra Lonergan.

Please find Committee member contact details here.

We are looking forward to a great 2016 and already have some events in the pipeline. Please stay tuned for further information.

2016 AGM, Wednesday 2nd March

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of ANZAPPL’s NSW Branch will take place at 5:45pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, at the Law Society, Level 3, 170 Phillip St, Sydney.

Following the AGM, ANZAPPL and the Australian Dispute Resolution Association (ADRA) are also delighted to welcome our distinguished speaker, Dr Eman Sharobeem at 6:30pm, who will discuss her work and the cross-section of issues these women face including family relationships, domestic violence and health. Dr Sharobeem’s extensive knowledge and work in this field has helped create a global paradigm shift on women’s policies and programs. She is a member of the NSW Domestic & Family Violence Council and a Statutory Member of the Antidiscrimination board.

The following AGM documents are available below:



AGM outcome

Thanks to all those who attended the ANZAPPL NSW AGM and seminar last night.  For those who could not attend, you missed out on an excellent presentation by the NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley.  ANZAPPL NSW has decided to take up the challenge laid down by John and will be taking action to champion the NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan.  More information will be made available on how you can help in the coming months.

If you would like more information on the NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan, please visit the commission’s website: www.nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au.

The minutes for the AGM are attached here.

The Committee for 2015-2016 are:
President: Amanda White
Vice-President: Matt Frize & Katherine Johnson
Treasurer: Natalie Martschuk
Secretary: Thea Gumbert-Jourjon
General members: Wayne Morrison, Mark Robinson, Christian Cabrera.

Please stay tuned for upcoming events or sign up to our newsletter.

Welcomes to the NSW Branch

Welcome the NSW Branch page of ANZAPPL.  Please keep an eye on this page for upcoming events and notices.