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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2238..


two months. Another intern psychologist with Care and Protection who is due to complete an internship in the next few months has recently transferred to the Department of Education and Training as a school counsellor where the internship will be continued and completed. Three OCYFS psychology interns completed their internships in 2008 - one is presently employed as a psychologist at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, one is presently employed as a psychologist with Therapy ACT and one has since transferred to South Australia.

During 2007-2008 six Masters in Clinical Psychology students undertook placements with OCYFS. In 2009, one Masters in Clinical Psychology student has completed a placement with OCYFS and there is currently 1 Masters in Clinical Psychology student on placement.

(c) Psychology interns who have either primarily or partially completed their internships with OCYFS are employed in a diversity of areas, including the ACT Psychologists Board, ACT Mental Health, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and OCYFS Care and Protection. OCYFS has also been actively involved with initiating the Interagency Internship Program, forming links with ACT Mental Health, Therapy ACT and the Department of Education and Training and also with psychologists in private practice who undertake the provision of assessment and therapeutic services for OCYFS.

(d) Intern psychologists have generally been full-time permanent employees of OCYFS.

(e) Most of those caseworkers who have undertaken a psychology internship have remained employees with OCYFS for a period of at least two years, though some have been or were employees of OCYFS in excess of seven years.

(f) All intern psychologists that have been offered industry based internships were or are employees of OCYFS.

(3) The OCYFS intern program for psychology interns is still in operation.

Alcohol—sales

(Question No 170)

Ms Bresnan asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) What program of inspection does the ACT Government carry out to ensure licensed premises comply with section 138 of the Liquor Act 1975, which aims to prohibit the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons.

(2) For each of the past three years, will the Attorney-General provide details of (a) the number of warnings regarding breaches or potential breaches of this section which were issued, (b) the number of prosecutions initiated over non-compliance, and the number that were successful and (c) all other actions and initiatives taken to cut down on or eliminate the supply of liquor to intoxicated persons.

(3) What is the record management strategy for licensed venues and premises regarding breaches of section 138 and how is that information used in working constructively with the liquor industry.


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