The Professional Development Pathway was created for practitioners who have a mixture of psychotherapy skill, knowledge, professional development and psychotherapy qualifications not accepted for registration on the Tertiary Pathway. This pathway was developed to acknowledge competent practitioners who undertook a variety of training but not specifically a masters qualification in psychotherapy. It was also to acknowledge the value of a thorough final assessment following experience.
There are two critical assessments on this pathway that must be met: an "initial" and "final" assessment.
Organisations approved to carry out assessments are:
Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts
New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.
Once you have passed an 'initial' assessment you will be eligible for registration in the Interim Psychotherapist Scope of Practice
Once you have passed a 'final' assessment you will be eligible for registration in the Psychotherapist Scope of Practice.
You will need to approach the above organisations directly and provide evidence to the Board that you have passed the required assessments prior to applying for registration.