Benefits of membership
The NBPSA is an incorporated association set up for the benefit of its members, along with the children and families that we support.
Members of the NBPSA are doctors who work in the clinical field of Child and Adolescent Development, Neurodevelopment, Disability and Behaviour.
Further information is avialable on this website and in our Constitution.
Our primary activity is to run an Annual Conference that focuses on the continuing education needs of the NBPSA membership. Our Annual conference is held in August each year and we hold several smaller workshop events during the year.
A number of important activities are underway already, including:
- Continuing education: Clinical discussions via the membership listserv email and ongoing contributions to curriculum development.
- Peer support and supervision: Exploration of needs, goals and strategies to support the clinical and personal demands of this work. The Society has recently establish a structure mentoring program and provides resources and support through teh Professional Resilience Program materials provided on this site.
- Advocacy: This is a developing areas for the Society as we seek to engage constructively with the broader health, education and disability systems. We have also contributed to policy and advocacy through Society submissions on: the Fifth National Mental Health Plan, the Queensland Policy Review of Services for Students with Diability and the Senate Inquiy into Speech Pathology Services and a Joint Statement on Restrictive Practices for Disabled Children.
- Others: including research, education, liaison and collaboration with other organisations, position statements and more.