Crisis and Disaster TRAINING for Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals

We have recently had several requests for recommendations for training from members wanting to support those who have been affected by the bushfires across the country. 

The AAPi has a partnership with Mental Health Academy, who are offering a 25% discount on their yearly subscription price for AAPi members. Mental Health Academy offers over 500 hours of online, on demand training and CPD run by local and international subject matter experts. 

The training we’re recommending are:

- The Traumatic Effects of Disasters by Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, and 

- Crisis Counseling: The ABC Model by Dr. Kristi Kanel

You can search in the catalogue for these and other titles.

As an AAPi member you can also access Psychological First Aid training and Fit Your Own Mask First: Professional Self-care for Helpers through Mental Health Academy. 

To sign up to Mental Health Academy and take advantage of the special AAPi Member discount, go to:

If you would like to find out more about this partnership, or if you’d like to join the AAPi or renew your membership, please email Tegan at

Thank you to all our members who have gotten in contact, and are willing to donate their time and efforts to helping the affected communities.