Founded in 2016
SIOPA is an independent and incorporated association with a purpose to create growth, supervision and professional development opportunities for Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia. Our mission is to create growth, supervision and professional development opportunities for Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia.
Our practices, methods and principles have been derived and supported by US-based Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), and are tailored to suit the renewed challenges that present our profession moving into the future.
Advocating for I/O Psychologists
Primarily, our advocacy is focused on securing the profession of I/O Psychology for the future. This includes addressing the challenges involved in obtaining endorsement and formal supervision in the I/O Psychology profession, and creating strong external and internal brand recognition. Notwithstanding these challenges, our focus also remains firmly on engaging the I/O Psychology community and bringing a sense of collaboration and unity to our profession.
All Inclusive: I/O Minded Professionals Welcome
SIOPA is an inclusive industry group designed to engage not just I/O Psychologists but related disciplines such as Human Resources, Organisational Development/Capability, Recruitment, Business Psychologists, Registered Psychologists, students etc.
I/O Psychology Network and Resources
SIOPA offers its members an engaging and informative website, regular professional development and networking events, supervision opportunities and a growing network to advocate, support and connect our community.