The financial benefits include:

  • Lower member-rates re fees to attend dinner-meetings (which generally include a PD component relevant to private practice). These can be expected to occur every 2 months.
  • Similarly, lower member-rates for other IPPP events, such as seminars and conferences.

The professional benefits include:

  • Receiving the full ‘member’ version of the newsletter, which includes information (not included in the ‘friends’ version) relating to running a private practice.
  • The opportunity to directly influence policy matters that impact on private practice (through your vote as a member, or involvement at Executive Committee level).
  • Access to the IPPP Test & Equipment Library (including W.M.S.3, W.A.I.S. 4, W.I.S.C. 4, Laptop Computer, & Data Projector).
  • Opportunity to network with other Private Practitioners, includint the opportunity to share professional resources not held in the IPPP Test & Equipment Library.

Closer personal contact with others in private practice, which, unfortunately, is often a very solitary pursuit.


Overall, however, IPPP membership supports the work undertaken on behalf of the profession that is vital to sustaining viable private practise in this state. In fact, this can be seen as a primary reason for joining, over and above the other benefits noted above. For example, liaison and negotiation with the WorkCover Corporation about fees and practise guidelines, liaison with private health insurers, writing Psychology Board of Australia paper submissions and liaison with the National Board, etc. The IPPP has made a significant impact / contribution in these areas in its 31 years of operation.

Membership is renewed annually at the AGM in the last quarter.

Provision of the Code of Ethics

Social Interaction with other members

Providing Best Practice Guidelines