AIPEP is gathering resources that are useful for
educators and practitioners in psychology,
relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
social and emotional wellbeing, and to the
The Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) is an innovative Aboriginal-led project pioneering the way in transforming and decolonising university psychology education.
The original AIPEP project occurred in 2013 to 2016, and established core frameworks guiding curricula and workforce transformation, and student support. Through the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (TIMHWB) project, AIPEP has been revived, now known as AIPEP 2.
AIPEP 2 will build on the wisdom gained in AIPEP 1 and aims to implement the findings of the original project to:
The mission of AIPEP 2 is to:
AIPEP 2 works in partnership with higher education providers across Australia to build a community of practice that assists educators to transform their curriculum and better support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their courses.
This project networks and unites experts and leaders in Indigenous psychology, heads of psychology schools, university psychology educators, as well as peak industry partners.
We acknowledge the spiritual and cultural custodians of Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, on whose land our offices reside, as well as the traditional custodians of all the lands throughout Australia, and the Indigenous peoples beyond our shores.
We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging, for they hold the culture, stories, and dreams of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise and respect the wisdom and strength of the ancestors and Elders, their ways of knowing, being, and doing, and their continued relationship with their land. We also recognise the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, who are our future and our hope.
Finally, we acknowledge and respect the non-Indigenous people who share our vision for a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.
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