Continuing Professional Development

AAPi provides a range of professional development opportunities to members through our partnerships and hosted events. On this page you will find our professional development events, initiatives and partnerships.

CPD Partnership with the Mental Health Academy (MHA)

AAPi and the Mental Health Academy – Australia’s leading CPD provider for psychologists – have partnered to make attaining your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as simple and cost effective as possible.

Mental Health Academy CPD courses cover a vast range of psychology and mental health topics – and meet the criteria for Active CPD established by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). 

Here are some of the benefits of joining MHA:

  • Online, on-demand access to over 500 hours of learning
  • Cost effective CPD – 300+ courses for just $1/day
  • Dozens of topics, including Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)
  • Accrue CPD hours to meet your annual CPD requirements
  • Learn from global mental health experts
  • New programs released every month

To learn more and join MHA today, visit

Mental Health Academy (AAPi’s CPD partner) have recently launched the Disaster Mental Health Counselling Credential Course. 

It’s a comprehensive 31-hour program that will enhance your clinical skills, cultural capability and evidence-based knowledge to serve disaster-affected clients. With the recent bushfires and global COVID-19 crisis, this skillset has never been more relevant and important.

Leading you through the course is one of the world’s prominent experts in disaster mental health and trauma counselling. Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji serves as Professor in the Counseling program at Xavier University of Louisiana (United States) and Director of the XULA Center for Traumatic Stress Research. Dr West-Olatunji has over 25 years of global experience with disaster mental health - having coordinated outreach projects in post-Katrina New Orleans, Southern Africa, and post-earthquake Haiti. 

To learn more and claim your AAPi subscriber discount (you’ll save $400.00), visit: