Advanced Psychotherapy Practice: Postgraduate Study at AUT

This page has the postgraduate psychotherapy practice papers and qualifications (courses) that you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each postgraduate psychotherapy qualification.

Who can study advanced psychotherapy practice at postgraduate level?

  • The Advanced Psychotherapy Practice pathway within AUT's postgraduate health sciences programmes is open to qualified, experienced and practising clinicians who hold a current practising certificate.
  • Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's levels outlined below.
The programme covers pathways in:
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Group Psychotherapy

Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (AK3484) 60 points

The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This qualification may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

You complete papers from one of the following pathways:

Either Clinical Supervision pathway:
PSYT826 Clinical Supervision (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT827 Applied Clinical Supervision+ (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Or Group Psychotherapy pathway:
PSYT828 Group Psychotherapy (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT829 Applied Group Psychotherapy (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Or Advanced Psychotherapy Practice pathway:
PSYT820 Knowledge for Psychotherapy Practice (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT821 Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice* (AK3487) 120 points

The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead into the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development.

Successful Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science graduates can add one research paper, one professional paper and a specialty paper to complete this postgraduate diploma.*

Select 1 research paper:
HEAL840 Critical Enquiry For Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

Select 1 professional paper:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

And complete the specialty core paper:
PSYT818 Frameworks in Relational Practice (15 points) (not offered in 2017)

And either Clinical Supervision pathway:
PSYT819 Advanced Psychotherapy Clinical Issues (15 points)
PSYT826 Clinical Supervision (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT827 Applied Clinical Supervision (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Or Group Psychotherapy pathway:
PSYT819 Advanced Psychotherapy Clinical Issues (15 points)
PSYT828 Group Psychotherapy (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT829 Applied Group Psychotherapy (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Or Advanced Psychotherapy Practice pathway:
PSYT819 Advanced Psychotherapy Clinical Issues (15 points)
PSYT820 Knowledge for Psychotherapy Practice (30 points) (not offered in 2017)
PSYT821 Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (30 points) (not offered in 2017)

Or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:
PSYT822 Discourses in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (15 points)
PSYT823 Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Science (15 points)
PSYT824 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Practice I (15 points)
PSYT825 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Practice II (30 points)

Master of Health Practice in Psychotherapy Practice (AK3733) 180 points

The Master of Health Practice provides an opportunity for clinicians to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice topics and the practice project, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice and another of the Advanced Psychotherapy Practice postgraduate certificate topics, eg Group Psychotherapy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice papers (120 points)

Plus:
HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Master of Health Science** (AK3485) 240 points

The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities.

This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Psychotherapy Practice papers (120 points)

Plus:
HEAL999 Thesis*** (120 points)

Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Programme Leader. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career.

A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research.

Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

What the symbols mean

Flexible learning options may be available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non-research thesis pathway.
*A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to receive full credits towards a postgraduate diploma. Please refer to AUT Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** Unendorsed
*** If completing a 120-point thesis, you need to have completed either: Qualitative Research I and II OR Quantitative Research I and II.

Last updated: 30-Aug-2017 1.02pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.