The College regularly makes and contributes to submissions on important professional and social issues.  Click on the links below to read recent submissions and press releases.


NZCCP Submission: Mental Health and Addiction System and Service Framework (June 2022)

NZCCP Submission: Transforming our Mental Health Law (January 2022)


NZCCP Submission to the Petitions Committee - Petition of Lucy McLean: Increase the psychologist workforce in New Zealand (November 2021).

NZCCP submission to the Education and Workforce Select Committee: Inquiry into school attendance (September 2021)

NZCCP submission to the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill (September 2021)

PRESS RELEASE: NZ Clinical Psychologists say: “Work with us if you want to make health reform a success”


NZCCP statement on ‘Conversion Therapy’

NZCCP Submission to the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction


NZCCP response to the Ministry of Health Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand (June 2017) 

NZCCP submission to HWNZ post entry training proposal (May, 2017)

NZCCP response to The Mental Health Act and Human Rights: A Discussion Document (March, 2017)


NZCCP submission to the Human Rights Commission's Review of Seclusion & Restraint in New Zealand (December, 2016)

NZCCP media release: Time-Out (21 October, 2016)

NZCCP submission to the NZ Health Strategy (February, 2016)

NZCCP submission to the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2016-2020 (January, 2016)


Sir John Kirwan welcomed as NZCCP patron (October, 2014)

Family Court Issues Paper (August 2014)

Student Allowance Article (15 January, 2014)

Submission on restrictions to Student Allowances (14 February, 2014)


Press release Psychological Therapy Works But Who Is Willing To Pay  (8 August, 2013)


Submission on the National HWNZ Health Workforce Strategy (13 January, 2012)

NZCCP Comments on The Family Court Review (23 February 2012)

Submission on Green Paper (28 February, 2012)

Submission to the Blueprint II consultation (9 March, 2012)

Media Release on student allowances (29 June, 2012)

Submission on restrictions to Student Allowances (3 August, 2012)

Comment on Psychotherapist Clinical Supervision Policy (23 August, 2012)

Concerns re Cessation of Government-Funded Student Allowances for Postgraduate Students (7 November, 2012)


NZCCP comment on HWNZ proposal for RAs (19 April 2011)

Submission on Reporting Suicide: A Resource for the Media (23 August, 2011)

Submission to HWNZ Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria (23 August, 2011)

Submission to the Alcohol Reform Bill (25 August, 2011)

Comments on Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan (MHASDP) (30 August, 2011)


Comments on A draft guidance paper for Towards optimal primary mental health care in the new primary care environment (19 February, 2010)

Comment on Draft Self Regulation Programme (30 November 2010)



Submission on Search and Surveillance Bill (21 September, 2009)

Submission to the NZ Law Commission: Alcohol in Our Lives (27 October, 2009)


Submission on Repeal of S59 (12 March, 2008)

NZCCP response to Review of Scopes of Practice (23 May 2008)

Submission Mental Health Action Plan Consultation Forum ?Primary Care Mental Health Plan (27 June 2008)

Submission on ACC Counsellor Category of Provider for Sensitive Claimants (10 July 2008)


Submission to the Mental Health Commission re Destination 2015 Te Hongona (26 May 2007)

Comment on Youth Sex Offenders submission (31 August, 2007)


Submission to the Ministry of Health?s Review of the Mental Health Commission (10 May, 2006)

Submission on Psychotherapy registration proposal (16 June, 2006)

Comment on Palliative Care NZ Scoping Report ( Wellington branch, 11 August 2006)

Letter to Listener on Repeal of S59 (27 September 2006)