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Policy Statement on Psychotherapist Clinical Supervision
The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand's requirements and recommendations for clinical supervision of psychotherapists.

Click here to download the policy statement.

Click here to download the Board approved supervisor application.

Board policy on eligibility for a reduced Annual Practising Certificate Fee.
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APC Quarterly Payments Policy
Board policy on eligibility for paying the Annual Practising Certificate (APC) in quarterly payments
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When a Psychotherapist should hold a Psychotherapist Annual Practising Certificate Policy
This policy provides guidelines for psychotherapists, stakeholders and employers on when a psychotherapist should hold an Annual Practising Certificate.

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Concerns about a colleague
Statement for the profession on what to do when you are concerned about a colleague
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Policies relating to registration

Comparable Qualification Policy
This policy applies to all applicants who have an overseas qualification. This policy will help you assess if you have the appropriate psychotherapy qualifications for registration on the Tertiary pathway.

Please systematically go through this document and provide the Board with evidence that you meet the various aspects of this policy.

NOTE: You need to clearly demonstrate that you meet each of the points in the policy.
Click here to download the document.

Comparable Qualifications Assessment Form
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Qualifications and Eligibility for Registration Policy
Please note that once grandparenting finishes there is no guarantee that grandparented qualifications will remain as a qualification to registration.
Board policy on qualifications and eligibility for registration. Click here to download the document.

Policy Statement on Registration Requirements (during grandparenting)
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English Language Requirements Policy Statement
Board policy on English language requirements Click here to download the document.

Treaty of Waitangi

Policy Statement in consideration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in carrying out the Board's regulatory functions under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003.
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Note: this is a policy statement created for Board members by the Board. This relates to how Board members will work in consideration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi while carrying out the Board's regulatory functions under the HPCAA.

Returning to practice

Decision guidelines relating to registered practitioners who have not held an APC within the 3 years immediately preceding the date of their application
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Decision guidelines relating to practitioners who have not held an APC within the 3 years immediately preceding the date of their application but who have been consistently practising psychotherapy outside of NZ
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Decision guidelines relating to practitioners who have not registered as a psychotherapist within 3 years of obtaining their qualification or obtaining an association membership status eligible for registration
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Policy statement on the governance responsibilities of the Board
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Psychotherapist standards

Psychotherapists Standards of Cultural Competence
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Psychotherapist Core Clinical Competencies
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Standards of Ethical Conduct
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Recertification/Audit requirements

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