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Vale Margaret Ball

The Victorian Chapter of AusAPT wishes to express our condolences to Ian Ball on the recent passing of his wife Margaret. In our Type Community, we often refer to the term ‘face to the world’ to describe that part of us which others readily see. But what of that deeper, more personal, more treasured side of ourselves? As members of AusAPT, we mostly encounter and enjoy each other’s company without knowing much of the greater part of each other’s lives – life and work history, significant events, family and partners. We know Ian as a Life Member of AusAPT, conference (more…)
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2020/21 Aus APT Membership Renewals due now!

The AusAPT membership period is  1 July – 30 June each year. So now is the time to renew your membership, join up or reconnect with AusAPT for maximum benefit! Just click on the below button to renew or join! Renew or kick off your membership! At $99 per annum, it’s excellent value for access to type research and practice resources, events and a welcoming community. Reciprocal membership is available for members of our partner organisations. This includes other type organisations such as BAPT and APTi and Institute of Learning Professionals financial members. To Life Members of AusAPT: we say ‘Welcome (more…)
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AusAPT 2020 + 2021 Conference Update

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our AusAPT 2020 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in November due to COVID-19 impacts. However, AusAPT is planning the following conferences in 2020 and 2021 open to all: for 2020: an online conference 6-7 November for 2021: a conference in Auckland, New Zealand 28-31 October This plan enables us to connect and share type research and practice in 2020 at a national and international level and honour our commitment to a conference in partnership with the New Zealand type community. Thanks to those who submitted to present at Auckland in 2020. The Conference Team will (more…)
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BAPT TypeFace Quarterly Magazine

Through our reciprocal partnership with the British Association of Psychological Type, we receive copies of TypeFace, their quarterly magazine. The latest copy is below, available for Members Only and we will begin to add back copies here for reference over time. Our thanks to BAPT for sharing their publication with AusAPT members. TypeFace-Vol-31-No-2-Spring-2020Download (more…)
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Face Value Only? A Review of Personality Inventories: Fiction, Fact, Future, by Jane Bozarth (2019) – Peter Geyer

personality inventoriesAusAPT Type Research and Practice Collection Occasional Papers (#2 –  May 2020) Face Value Only? A Review of Personality Inventories: Fiction, Fact, Future, by Jane Bozarth (2019)  Peter Geyer peter@petergeyer.com.au Werribee, Australia This article is also available as a pdf download here: Face Value Only? Download This paper examines the content and method of Jane Bozarth’s recent publication on personality inventories in the workplace, available here and at www.LearningGuild.com which has been provided to me for evaluation and comment. While there are many errors and misjudgements contained within, ranging from historical and other facts to research methodology, there are also questions asked (more…)
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Ask Peter for advice and resources on type knowledge and practice

While we are in our homes more at present, it is an excellent opportunity to do some professional reading and research on areas of type. Peter Geyer is the Custodian of the AusAPT Type Research and Practice Collection (Collection), available as a resource for AusAPT members. As you may know, he has researched, written and presented on type for over 25 years. Moreover, Peter is keen to assist with knowledge and practice on type through the resources of the Collection and his extensive experience and expertise. You can read more about the Collection here. The Collection is a fixed resource but also (more…)
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Brian Walsh’s ‘Men and Love’ Documentary wins Award of Merit in US Best Shorts Award

Brian WalshWarm congratulations to AusAPT community member, psychologist and documentary film-maker, Brian Walsh, who has won an Award of Merit in the US Best Shorts Award for his documentary, ‘Men and Love’. This important documentary explores men’s thoughts and feelings on love through interviews with 17 men. It is the final documentary in a trilogy devoted to men and feelings, following on from ‘Men and Crying’ (2014), ‘Men and Anger’ (2017). To view ‘Men and Love’, head over to Brian’s YouTube Kailash Studios page or visit the Kailash Studio’s Filmography page. Thanks to Meredith Fuller for the images. (more…)
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Changes to National Committee roles

Due to immediate work commitments and for personal reasons, Joshua Knight has reluctantly stepped down from his position of National President. Under the AusAPT Constitution, a casual vacancy is able to be filled by the National Committee. Our Vice President, Kerry Gubb, has been appointed President of AusAPT – to serve in that role until the elections to be held as a part of the AGM of AusAPT (later this year). The positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer are all open to nominations this year as two-year terms will have been completed by our Secretary and Treasurer also. We are (more…)
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AusAPT 2020 Conference Presenter Proposals due date extended to 30 April

We are monitoring the current situation and considering the impacts of the Coronavirus in our planning for THRIVE AusAPT in NZ 2020. Given the current uncertainties, the due date for presenter proposals has been extended to 30 April. This will give the AusAPT National and Conference Committees time to review the situation further then. If you are interested in presenting, this gives you more time to draft and submit a conference session proposal. We encourage you to submit. We know these are uncertain times but you have nothing to lose by submitting and indicating your intentions and expertise. You’ll have (more…)