The Board is currently developing Accreditation Standards. The accreditation of psychotherapy training programmes and pathways will begin as soon as the Accreditation Standards has been finalised.
To provide assurance to students who either intend to enrol in a grandparented psychotherapy training programme or pathway or who are currently enrolled in grandparented psychotherapy training programme or pathway, the Board has advised that any student who enrols in one of the current Board approved qualifications (see below) prior to accreditation will have their qualification recognised for registration.
This clause provides students with the security to enrol, prior to accreditation taking place.
The Board is currently developing accreditation criteria for both Tertiary Programmes and Professional Development Courses of Study or Programmes.
The Board intends to include any newly identified training programmes providers in the accreditation consultation process and invites new providers to contact the Board.
Qualifications currently accepted for registration by the Board are
-New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate
-New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists provisional membership
-New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists full membership
-Accredited Jungian Analyst with the Australian and New Zealand
-Society of Jungian Analysts and/or the International Association for Analytical Psychology
-The Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts full membership
-Auckland University of Technology Master of Psychotherapy
-Auckland University of Technology Master of Psychotherapy: clinical training completed, dissertation in progress
-Auckland University of Technology Master in Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
-Auckland University of Technology Master in Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy): clinical training completed, dissertation in progress
-Auckland University of Technology Master of Health Science in Psychotherapy
-Auckland University of Technology Master of Health Science in Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
-Certified Transactional Analyst (clinical or psychotherapy)
-Accredited Psychoanalyst with the International Psychoanalytical Association
-Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
-The Gestalt Institute of New Zealand Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
-Psychodramatist certified by the Board of Examiners of the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association
-New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy full membership
-Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy
-Certified Bioenergetic Therapist
-Ashburn Clinic Psychotherapy Trainee Programme
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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