More to psychology than clinical

The House of Reps Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has presented its final report

Recommendations include,

* A per centage of Commonwealth scholarship funding go to psychology specialisations other than clinical. (There was $5m for schols in the budget).

* increasing masters programmes “to improve distribution” across the nine endorsed discipline areas

* ensure at least one educational and development psych programme in every state and territory

* a review of core competencies in mental health and suicide prevention for medical students

The nine practice endorsement areas are, clinical neuropsychology, clinical community, counselling, educational and developmental, forensic, health, organisational, sport and exercise.