23 Nov 2022

Another 1000 clinical psychologists needed in NZ

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 23 November 2022

The College of Clinical Psychologists says the country needs another 1000 people filling the critical roles.

The health minister Andrew Little told Morning Report there was a specific shortage of Clinical Psychologists, and while more were being trained the sector was competing internationally. 

$1.9 billion was set aside for mental health investment in 2019, but the Minister admitted the sector has been slow to make progress.

The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists' strategic advisor Dr Paul Skirrow spoke to Charlotte Cook.