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Registered health professional—principal area of practice, psychology code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termArea of practice - psychology
METeOR identifier:Help on this term377985
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe area of psychology practice in which a psychologist spent the most hours in their main job in the week prior to registration, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Registered health professional—principal area of practice

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Assessment
02Psychological intervention
03Community psychology
04Management/Administration
05Organisational psychology
06Research
07Teaching/supervision
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 01   ASSESSMENT

Includes behavioural, neuropsychological, cognitive, medico-legal, and educational.

CODE 02   PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION 

Includes counselling, mental health intervention, personal development/coaching, physical health and lifestyle intervention, intervention for drug and/or alcohol misuse and/or other addiction.

CODE 03   COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY 

Includes mental health promotion, community engagement/education, health promotion.

CODE 04   MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATION 

Includes planning and coordination of psychology programs and services, maintaining standards of care, provision of leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled workforce, and contribution to health service planning.

CODE 05    ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 

Includes organisational practices, consulting/advising for work purposes, recruitment and vocational assessment.

CODE 06   RESEARCH 

Includes research design and implementation, statistical analysis, project/program development and evaluation.

CODE 07   TEACHING/SUPERVISION 

Includes teaching, supervision and assessment of the psychological work of a student, provisional/probationary psychologist or a colleague.

CODE 08   OTHER 

Includes all other areas of psychology practice not defined above.

 

Registered health professionals on leave at the time of registration are asked to report their usual principle area of practice worked.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termCategories and definitions are based on advice from the Australian Psychological Society Ltd - www.psychology.org.au  
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Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Health professional—area of clinical practice (principal), code ANN Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Main job of registered psychologist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Second job of registered psychologist cluster Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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