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Current Consultations
Psychotherapy Training Provider CONSULTATION - Accreditation standards

The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (Board) is pleased to advise that it is now consulting with training providers on the following document:

Accreditation standards for psychotherapy training providers. Click to here download the draft
- Modality-specific programmes
- Professional development pathways
- Educational programmes

Please engage with your bicultural relationships, partners and other trainers within your training organisation.

The Board looks forward to receiving training provider responses. Please send your response to registrar@pbanz.org.nz on or before Friday 29th November 2019; Microsoft Word format would be appreciated.

The Board will use the information provided by training providers during this consultation period to further refine accreditation standards, before wider consultation.

Wider consultation will include programme/pathway providers, practitioners, stakeholders and members of the public.

Facilitated Consultation Hui
The Board will be inviting training providers to attend consultation hui in October and November 2019, prior to the end of this consultation period. Click here to download the invitation.

These meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for training providers and Board representatives to work together and discuss draft accreditation standards, key changes, seek/provide clarification and answer questions.

The Board is pleased to advise that Vivienne Thomson will be facilitating the meetings in Wellington and Auckland; many of you will remember Vivienne from the July 2018 facilitated meetings. Hamish Brown will facilitate the Christchurch meeting.

Vivienne Thomson, Facilitator
Rackie and Iris Pahau, Tikanaga Advisors
Gerry Te Kapa Coates, Board member, Layperson
Josiah Tulalamali'i, Board member, Layperson
Suzanne Johnson, Board member and Chair
Hamish Brown, Board member and Deputy Chair
Jacquelyn Manley; Registrar

Please note that all formal responses to the draft accreditation standards are required in writing and are welcomed before or following the facilitated meetings. Participation in these meetings may address concerns and questions and are likely to assist the preparation of written consultation responses.


General Consultation Information Click here to download the document.

Historical consultation - June 2018

1. Educational Programmes click here to download the document.

2. Professional Development Programmes click here to download the document.

 17 Oct 2019, 9:33am

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